Sunday, June 29, 2008

Devo sues McDonald's

The 80's New Wave band Devo is suing McDonald's over a Happy Meal Toy. The toy, New Wave Nigel, is part of McDonald's American Idol-related line of give-aways based on various genres of music.

From AAP: "We are in the midst of suing them," (Devo's Jerry) Casale told AAP.

"This New Wave Nigel doll that they've created is just a complete Devo rip-off and the red hat is exactly the red hat that I designed, and it's copyrighted and trademarked.

"They didn't ask us anything. Plus, we don't like McDonald's, and we don't like American Idol, so we're doubly offended."


Devo (left), New Wave Nigel (right)

3 comments:

ZantiMissKnit said...

I didn't think I could love them any more than I already did, but I do now!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE MCDONALDS AND BOUGHT FIVE OF THESE!!! COME AND GET ME DEVO HAHAHAHHAHHAHAH

Kevin Kelley said...

Nigel's hat is orange, not red, and for the sake of argument, maybe Nigel is Sumerian and is paying homage to his hometown ziggurat!