Lady Gaga Stops Pet Monster Lady Goo Goo
Lady Gaga may love her little monsters, but not this virtual pet monster known as Lady Goo Goo from the online game Moshi Monsters.
A U.K. judge has stopped a company from “promoting, advertising, selling, distributing or otherwise making available to the public” any thing that has something to do with Lady Goo Goo, a character in an online game that allows players to raise and take care of a virtual pet monster. The animated character is obviously a parody of the pop star. U.K. laws allow parodies as long as the name of the parody is not too similar with the artist being parodied.
Mind Candy founder Michael Acton Smith said that it was disappointing that Gaga failed to see the humor behind Lady Goo Goo. “It was all done in the name of fun, and we would have thought that Lady Gaga could have seen the humor behind this parody,” he said.
Lady Goo Goo became popular among Internet users after it appeared in “The Moshi Dance” video, which became a YouTube hit earlier this year.