Lady Gaga threatens "Baby Gaga" breast milk ice cream with suit
The superstar has threatened to sue the makers of the highly popular and controversial ice cream called "Baby Gaga." The product, made from human breast milk by paid donors, made its debut in recent weeks at The Icecreamists in London.
However, the product was pulled from the establishment's freezers shortly after its unveiling by local health officials concerned over its health and safety. Viruses, including hepatitis, can be passed on through breast milk.
But apparently Lady Gaga is more concerned with her image.
According to a letter sent to the establishment, Gaga's lawyers have given the London restaurant until Wednesday to change the product's name.
The letter also says the restaurant must "cease and desist from in any other way associating with Lady Gaga any ice cream you are offering."
A Lady Gaga impersonator served the breast milk ice cream at the Covent Garden district cafe.
The letter accuses the makers of "taking unfair advantage of, and riding on the coattails of" Lady Gaga's trademarks. As for the ice cream, the letter said it's "deliberately provocative and, to many people, nausea-inducing."
Matt O'Connor, owner of The Icecreamists, told the NY Post,, "She's acting like a big baby who is crying over spilled breast milk," and said, "And this is coming from the woman who wears the flesh of rotting cows as an awards-show gown."
The Icecreamists also contend that its products maintain the "highest and safest" food standards.
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