Activision sues TikTok star for pizza meme

Activision sues TikTok star for pizza meme

Activision Sues TikTok Star over Pizza Meme in Hilarious Legal Battle

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In a plot twist that’s as wild as a Call of Duty game, Activision is taking on TikTok sensation Anthony “TheNeedleTok” Fatano in an outrageous legal showdown. The lawsuit stems from a controversial pizza meme created by Fatano that Activision attempted to sneak into one of their ads without permission. Talk about topping the charts of legal drama!

Now, before we dive into the juicy details, let’s take a moment to appreciate the sheer power of TikTok. Since its arrival in 2016, this social media phenomenon has given birth to countless trends and catapulted ordinary folks into the realm of internet stardom. One such star is Fatano, a YouTuber with a massive following of 2.76 million subscribers who also happens to be a hit on TikTok, boasting 1.3 million followers. This guy knows how to slice it and dice it!

But it was Fatano’s video showcasing the fine art of excessive pizza slicing that took TikTok by storm. With over 5.7 million likes (we’re talking more cheese than a stuffed crust), it’s no wonder Activision wanted a slice of the action. They shamelessly used the audio from the clip to promote a pair of Crash Bandicoot sneakers without even giving Fatano a heads-up. Naughty, naughty!

When Fatano caught wind of Activision’s pizza plunge, he demanded compensation for his meme masterpiece. But hold your pepperoni for a moment—Activision wasn’t having any of it. They scoffed at Fatano’s asking price, dubbing it “extortionate.” The audacity! Activision pulled the ad faster than a speeding Bullet Bill, but that wasn’t the end of the tale.

Activision decided it was game time and filed a lawsuit against Fatano, claiming that since he willingly shared the pizza meme on TikTok, it became fair game for everyone. They argue that users who use the soundbite shouldn’t have to fork over dough (pun intended) to Fatano. It’s like a legal battle royale, with Fatano crying copyright infringement, and Activision countering with a daring “you can’t sue us all!”

If this showdown lands in a courtroom, it could become as unpredictable as a Super Smash Bros match. But the game could be stopped even before the true battle begins. With the US government toying with the idea of banning TikTok (gasp!), who knows what the future holds for this bizarre legal tussle? The stakes are higher than trying to achieve a perfect KDR in Warzone.

In the midst of the courtroom chaos, let’s not forget how TikTok has turned regular creators into cash-stuffed celebrities. Some have raked in absurd amounts of money through mind-boggling NPC livestreams. I mean, who wouldn’t want to watch a virtual character doing the cha-cha for hours on end?

So, buckle up, gamers, as we eagerly await the outcome of this epic showdown between Activision and TheNeedleTok. Will Fatano claim victory like a boss? Or will Activision dodge the copyright bullet? Only time will tell in this extraordinary clash of memes, pizzas, and copyrights.

Source: Billboard