Singer's Ex-Boyfriend Demands Royalties For Inspiring Songs About Their Relationship & Breakup
from the entitlement-society dept
This is from a few weeks ago, but just getting around to it. The latest example of ridiculous entitlement in an age of people claiming "ownership" to all sorts of things they have no ownership over, is that the popular singer Adele says that her ex-boyfriend has been demanding a cut of the royalties from her massively successful debut album, 19, because he apparently "inspired" many of the songs on the album about how awful their relationship and breakup apparently were. She apparently told him to get lost, stating:
"Well, you made my life hell, so I lived it and now I deserve it."Of course, it would be amusing to see this (nameless) guy try to make a publicity rights claim out of it, though I couldn't see it getting very far. Still, in this day and age, when people seem to think they have an intellectual property right over anything that tangentially relates to them, I wouldn't be surprised if it actually reached that stage.