The minute Left Shark stumbled into our lives at last Sunday's Super Bowl, it felt like the loveably double-left footed sea beast belonged to all of us.
According to CNN, attorneys representing Perry confirmed that they've sent a cease and desist letter to artist Fernando Sosa, known for printing politically themed 3D sculptures, and for a few days after the big game, a $24.99 likeness of Left Shark. The letter demanded that Sosa stop selling his sculptures and turn over any product not yet sold.
Here's how it all started:
Not long after the artist posted the picture below, Katy's lawyers got in touch. Maybe it was the message: "Here guys.. Download it before it gets taken down." Or it might have been that #f---lawyers bit that really caught their attention.
Here's the cease and desist letter as posted by Sosa, who noted that Katy's name was never mentioned and that there was no implication that she approved the sculptures.
To be fair, this earlier promotional video does have a #katyperry in the message, along with these other tags: #mvpshark #SuperBowl #perrryshark #SuperBowl49 #SuperBowl2015 #seahawks #patriots #newengland #newenglandpatriots #mvp #drunkshark.
Seems like the Sosa is not backing down. "All these lawyers have driven #lefshark to drinking.. Will lawyers leave #drunkshark alone? I hope so."
"Well, it looks like dictators and world leaders like Putin and Kim Jong Un or Chris Christie are much easier to deal with," said Sosa, according to CNN, referring to some of the NSFW pieces he's done in honor of political figures (and "Breaking Bad"'s Walter White). "So I probably will go back to doing pieces about them and other world leaders. All this lawyer crap is very stressful."