South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker are being sued for their Lollipop King character from the “Imaginationland” episodes in the show’s eleventh season, TMZ reports.
Exavier Wardlaw says he created a show called The Lollipop Forest years ago and that his character, Big Bad Lollipop, was ripped off in South Park‘s three-part story arc. Wardlaw said in his suit that The Lollipop Forest is a family show and that its value was tarnished when the character was exposed to “unwholesome language and sexual innuendo.”
For those of you unfamiliar with the “Imaginationland” storyline, the episodes revolve around Cartman’s search for a leprechaun and a deal he makes with Kyle that is of a sexual nature. Throughout the episodes, the boys are transported to a place called Imaginationland where all the imaginary characters created by humans — including leprechauns — reside. After Kyle fails to follow through with his part of the deal, Cartman takes him to court and a judge decides that he must fulfill his contract. Over the course of the three episodes, the Lollipop King gets choked by a Storm Trooper, watches a suicide bomber blow himself up, and watches Kyle perform oral sex on Cartman.
Wardlaw is suing Stone and Parker for copyright infringement and is demanding that all traces of the Big Bad Lollipop/Lollipop King be removed from the trilogy. The lawsuit was filed in Pennsylvania Eastern District Court.
Stone and Parker have yet to comment on the lawsuit, and why Wardlaw waited five years to sue the pair is unclear.