You know when Donald Faison, the actor who played Christopher Duncan Turk, M.D. in Scrubs, commonly referred to by his last name “Turk” expressed his dissatisfaction with Epic Games and threatened to sue the company because his famous dance, known as “Turk Dance” was used in Fortnite without proper credit, which has gotten so popular that people weren’t even remembering it right anymore, we all laughed. Well, “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” star Alfonso Ribeiro is now suing the creators of Fortnite and NBA 2K for using his famous dance in their games and it snowballed from there.
I mean, I kinda saw this coming but I never expected that Alphonso would be the one to take the lead on this wild bus ride to the court. He’s currently in the middle of copyrighting the dance, but the whole thing is wild to me because now other celebs have jumped the bus to dive into the legal map. You can tell I’m having fun here. We got Terrence Ferguson, aka 2 Milly suing the company for copyright infringement, we got Russell Horning, also known as Backpack Kid suing Epic games (I’m not counting the kid as a celeb to be honest but it’s whatever) and I wouldn’t be surprised if we see more soon.
This is a law case I’d be interested to watch and see if anyone of them could win the chicken royale dinner. To be fair, Fortnite never made it clear or gave proper credits when using these dance moves. Yeah, they gave hints as to where some of them originated from but I’ll be real with you, aside from the Carlton Dance, I didn’t know where most of them came from. So I can understand the frustration from these actors wanting to be recognized for their dance moves as most kids these days seeing these moves are going to just assume they came from Fortnite.
Let me know your thoughts on all of this on whether or not they’ve got a chance.