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Matt Stone And Trey Parker Sued Over ‘South Park’ Lollipop King [Video]

Matt Stone and Trey Parker are being sued over their Lollipop King character

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.

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4 Responses to “Matt Stone And Trey Parker Sued Over ‘South Park’ Lollipop King [Video]”

  1. Moonspirit Dancer

    It's a free country. They can do what they want. Little kids wouldn't know that this Lollipop guy was on South Park unless they watched the show! Yes, I'm a SP fan. And besides, if it was such a big deal, why wasn't the suit filed IMMEDIATELY AFTER IMAGINATIONLAND CAME OUT?

  2. Tayla Holman

    That's exactly what I want to know. It's been five years, and I highly doubt it's taken Wardlaw that long to see or hear about the episode.

    Also, it's a lollipop. A lollipop! It's not like this was some unique character that only this guy has ever thought of and so the infringement was blatantly intentional. I think he's just looking for his 15 minutes since he clearly didn't get it from his "show."

  3. Brian Doyle

    Looks nothing like him. sounds nothing like him and their personalities are completely different. Just because you make a lollipop character it doesn't mean it belongs to the aholes suing. They are both COMPLETELY DIFFERENT! People sue for anything these days.

  4. Brian Doyle

    What's next? He's going to sue, "Lollipop chainsaw" for having the word, "lollipop" in it? He's just mad that his show sucks and didn't make any money for said fact.