Tuesday, January 4, 2011
HORRORPOPS' PATRICIA DAY SUES MATTEL OVER ROCKABILLY BARBIE
Sexy Horrorpops bassist Patricia Day filed a lawsuit against Hard Rock Cafe and Mattel last week, following the release of a new Hard Rock Cafe/Rockabilly Barbie - which has "Long black hair, retro tattoos, red fingernails, fishnets and a decorated bass fiddle to give this doll true rockabilly style." Puke!
Day claims that Cyndi Lauper, Debbie Harry and Joan Jett had their style officially licensed for the collection, yet she was not approached - and sees the doll as a direct rip of her style. I guess Mattel thought the look was generic enough to get away with. Seen one rockabilly girl, seen 'em all, right?