Puppet film under fire
THE makers of Sesame Street are suing the promoter of a new Melissa McCarthy movie, saying it is abusing the famed puppets’ reputation to advertise the film.
The film, The Happytime Murders, is scheduled for release August 17. McCarthy plays a detective who teams with a puppet partner to investigate puppet murders.
The lawsuit said the Sesame Street brand will be harmed by a just-released movie trailer featuring “explicit, profane, drugusing, misogynistic, violent, copulating and even ejaculating puppets” along with the tagline “No Sesame. all street”.