The legendary rock ‘n’ roll star behind the hit “The Twist” is suing Hewlett Packard over an app that measures penis size.
Chubby Checker (real name Ernest Evans) has filed suit in Saint Lucie County (Fla.) Federal Court this week, alleging that Hewlett Packard and its subsidiary Palm, Inc. didn’t have permission to maintain the app called “The Chubby Checker.”
According to a press release on MarketWatch, the 71-year-old’s lawyer Willie Gary claims Hewlett Packard and Palm did not act quickly enough to take down the penis-measuring app, and that by doing so, damaged Checker’s reputation:
“The “app” adversely affects Chubby Checker’s brand and value and if allowed to continue, will cause serious damage to the Plaintiff’s goodwill and will tarnish his image that he has worked to maintain over the last 50 years,” the release states.
“Chubby” can be slang for a semi-erect penis”
The app was removed from the App Catalog in September 2012, according to WebOSNation, and is now only available through the website HouseOfPalm.com, which is not a property of Palm Inc.
WebOSNation notes that while the legend’s lawyers have demanded damages, the $0.99 The Chubby Checker app was downloaded fewer than 100 times, so these “damages” would total about $90.
The app’s blurb on HouseofPalm reads:
Any of you ladies out there just start seeing someone new and wondering what the size of there member is. All you need to do is find out the man’s shoe size and plug it in and don’t worry where your from because The Chubby Checker supports shoe measurements of different regions and types. Now with The Chubby Checker there is no need for disappointment or surprise…
Fans wishing to download a less embattled measuring app can look up the clearly named “Condom Size,” available in the Apple App store. Developed by VSM Enterprises, the app is billed as an “educational tool” that helps users select the correct condom, according to PC Mag.