Slipknot Hires Lawyers To Coq Bloq Burger King & Crispin

From The Smoking Gun:

Claiming that its image and persona have been hijacked as part of a marketing campaign for Burger King’s new chicken fries, the costumed heavy metal band Slipknot is threatening the fast food giant with legal action. In the below August 4 letter, the band’s lawyers charge that Coq Roq–a mock metal band featured in new Burger King commercials–was created as a “look-alike, sound alike ‘band’ in order to influence the Slipknot generation to purchase Chicken Fries.”

You can read the entire legal complaint and decide for yourself. Imagine the team of lawyers that put this together while trying to keep a straight face about the whole mess.
And is there really a “Slipknot generation”? I’m 33. What does that make me? Am I part of the “Dexy’s Midnight Runners generation”?

About Dan Goldgeier

Dan Goldgeier is a Seattle-based freelance copywriter with experience at advertising agencies across the U.S. He is a graduate of the Creative Circus ad school, and currently teaches at Seattle's School of Visual Concepts. Dan is also a columnist for TalentZoo.com and the author of View From The Cheap Seats and Killer Executions and Scrubbed Decks.