Michael Jackson's Estate Complains About Dancing MJ Zombie In Game

from the beat-it dept

ReallyEvilCanine alerts us to the news that the game Plants vs. Zombies has decided to change its dancing zombie, because Michael Jackson's estate complained that the zombie looked too much like Jackson. It's true. The zombie is obviously designed to look like Michael Jackson, and my guess (details are lacking) is that the estate threatened a publicity rights claim over the use:
This seems pretty silly. Publicity rights rules were put in place to try to stop people from thinking a famous person had endorsed a product. I can't see how anyone could have possibly thought that Michael Jackson or the Jackson estate had endorsed this particular game, or the dancing zombie Jackson.

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    Anonymous Coward, 29 Jul 2010 @ 7:51pm

    Re: Rumor has it

    thats Courtney that one-shots the plants. then immediately begs your character for a lighter and a spoon.

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