No Doubt has decided it’s time to make video games pay. We all know video games for their ability to entertain us by making us a deadly assassin, allowing us to collect stars to defeat Bowser, and to generally transport us to exciting imaginary worlds. But now, video games have added another function to the list of things they do: pissing off the band No Doubt. In an unprecedented move, unprecedented in the sense that No Doubt has never done it before, they sued the makers of the video game “Band Hero“. According to the Associated Press, “The lawsuit claims a feature in the game allows players to have lead singer Gwen Stefani perform suggestive lyrics from the Rolling Stones’ hit “Honky Tonk Women”. This among other allegations. Apparently Gwen Stefani has a problem being portrayed as suggestive. Which I can totally understand.
Here are some photographs taken outside the courthouse where Gwen filed her lawsuit against “Band Hero” for allowing her to be portrayed suggestively:
Then, after dropping off the lawsuit papers, Gwen was naturally tired, so on the way home she stopped to get some ice cream and let it get all over her her white shirt so people could see through it, spent four hours working for free at a topless car wash, slowly ate a banana in front of a bus full of children, and then used fellatio to stop a bank robbery.
Not to single out Gwen Stefani, and by proxy No Doubt, for their seeming hypocrisy, Ozzy Osbourne recently sued all bats for claiming that he bit the heads off of them, Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas sued her own lyrics for embarrassing her, and Alanis Morissette just settled a lawsuit against the natural unstoppable passage of time for making her irrelevant.
If you want to learn about a video game that’s never hurt anybody other than those that defy the glorious Persian Empire check out this article by Mark “The Shit” Lorenz.