Yes, that’s right. The legendary singer of ‘The Twist’ is suing HP and Palm over a mobile app called – get this – the ‘Chubby Checker’.
Confused? Well.. a ‘chubby’ according to the Urban Dictionary means a semi-erect penis. So they were using the singer’s stage name (real name Ernest Evans) for an app to figure out how big your new boyfriend’s dick is based on his shoe size.
The lawsuit itself, filed by the 71-year-old singer‘s lawyers, is seeking $500m (£323m) in compensation, saying the app has done “irreparable damage” to his reputation.
His lawyer, Willie Gary (no giggling!!), told the Associated Press:
“He’s hurt. He worked hard to build his name and reputation over the years. We cannot sit idly and watch as technology giants, or anyone else, exploits the name or likeness of an innocent person with the goal of making millions of dollars.”
Umm.. millions of dollars from a dick measuring app?? How popular did they think this app was going to be?
According to the article on The Huffington Post website:
WebOSNation notes that while the legend’s lawyers have demanded damages, the $0.99 The Chubby Checker app was downloaded fewer than 100 times, so these “damages” would total about $90.
Makes you wonder why they’ve made all this public… perhaps it’s a publicity stunt to get people talking about the singer, cause to be honest I can’t remember the last time he was in the news.
Now.. want to have even more of a chuckle? About the app itself, not the singer of course..
Here’s the actual blurb used to advertise the app (which is no longer being sold, apparently):
Any of you ladies out there just start seeing someone new and wondering what the size of there member is. All you need to do is find out the man’s shoe size and plug it in and don’t worry where your from because The Chubby Checker supports shoe measurements of different regions and types. Now with The Chubby Checker there is no need for disappointment or surprise…
Ok, wasn’t that was hard to read? Some people really need to learn the difference between your and you’re, as well as there and their. And let’s not even get started with poor grammar and sentence structure. LOL
AND apparently there’s an app for Apple devices called ‘Condom Size‘.. billed as an ‘educational tool‘ that helps people select the correct size condom.
The app asks men to hold their penis against the phone, measure it at the base and then use a strip to find the girth.
And of course, I haven’t been able to get the song ‘The Twist’ out of my head all day since reading about this…