Celebrities and internet personalities are suing Fortnite for allegedly stealing their iconic dance moves.
Epic Games, the maker of Fortnite, is being sued by three different celebrities for allegedly taking dance moves they made famous and using them as “emotes,” which are dances players can earn or purchase in the game.
On December 4, rapper 2 Milly applied for a copyright for his dance, “Milly Rock,” because Fortnite has an emote called “Swipe It” in the game that looks rather similar to his moves.
Alfonso Ribeiro, who played Carlton on “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” has also applied for a copyright and is suing Epic Games over its use of “Fresh,” which he says looks like his “Carlton Dance.” The dance is being sold in the game for $7.99.
16-year-old “Backpack Kid,” the Instagram sensation who claims to have invented “The Floss,” is also suing Epic Games with the help of his mom for using a “Floss” emote in Fortnite.
Other dances in Fortnite that are eerily similar to viral dance moves include the “tidy” emote, which resembles “Drop It Like It’s Hot” by Snoop Dogg and Pharrell, and “Ride the Pony,” which looks like “Gangnam Style” by Psy.