IShowSpeed calls ‘lawyer’ after finding his merch is being ripped off: “We might have to sue”
While online shopping on stream, IShowSpeed discovered knockoff merch using his image and was less than impressed — jokingly calling his “lawyer” to have the problem resolved.
Sometimes imitation sells better than innovation, or at least that seems to be the path many online retailers are following.
With the internet’s help, it is becoming more common for big companies to steal their ideas from others in the hopes of making some extra profit.
Darren Jason Watkins Jr., aka IShowSpeed, found this out himself while streaming on YouTube and browsing Ali Express — only to discover the site sold plenty of knockoff merchandise featuring his face.
IShowSpeed was looking to buy “cheap sh**” for under $100 on the site, letting his viewers choose what products to search for when someone suggested his own name.
“There’s no way I’m on this,” the YouTuber said but was shocked to see a page pop up full of knockoff merchandise. From socks to pillows to phone cases — everything could be bought with IShowSpeed’s face plastered on the top.
“What the f***?” IShowSpeed exclaimed, not hesitating to get his “lawyer” on the phone in order to “sue these people from China.” It’s clear this is just a friend of Speed’s pretending to be a lawyer, but he made sure to get his point across.
IShowSpeed’s friend wasn’t phased by the request, joking that they’d get them fined in no time. Sending over a link for the website, IShowSpeed said, “I mean bro, I’m [going to] buy [myself] one, but hell no.”
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