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There’s no question but that Lady Gaga loves to take things to the extreme to stay on top of the ratings.
Earlier this week, Lady Gaga demanded that a London ice cream store stop using the name Baby Gaga in reference to a double scoop of ice cream made with human breast milk.
Apparently, the shop was selling the stuff like wildfire…until the British government confiscated it over health concerns.
Even so, Lady Gaga’s lawyers are insisting that the owner change the name of the ice cream by Wednesday or face trademark infringement claims.
My question is, “What trademark?”
It’s Lady Gaga, not Baby Gaga … or has she perhaps trademarked Baby Gaga as well, keeping it in reserve for her own kid?
Can you imagine that, calling your kid Baby Gaga? And I thought Moon Unit was odd…
For the record, shop owner insists that he named the ice cream after a baby’s first word … “gaga.”
“Since the dawn of time the word ‘gaga‘ has been one of the first discernible phrases to come from a baby’s mouth. This is why we chose the name,” said shop owner Matt O’Connor in Britain’s Evening Standard.
In a bizarre twist, lawyers for Lady Gaga said the ice cream is “deliberately provocative and, to many people, nausea-inducing.”
Coming from anyone associated with Lady Gaga that, that’s gotta be a compliment.