Fortnite is not impervious to tough times, like any other game, though in this case, 'tough times' may well constitute a copyright lawsuit. And mind, no one's going to blame you if you're getting a bit of a déjà vu reading this.
Fortnite Carlton dance is one of the many pop culture references that Epic Games have been shoving willy-nilly into their flagship product, and it seems like this sort of 'everything goes' approach is finally going to bite them in the ass, as Alfonso Ribeiro is getting ready to sue them.
Those who haven't been living under a rock over the past few decades will know that Alfonso Ribeiro played the role of Carlton in pop-culture phenomenon sitcom Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and according to TMZ, he's not all too happy with the way Epic Games reappropriated his trademark moves.
TMZ note that Ribeiro is, in fact, in the middle of copyrighting the Carlton dance, but due to the fact that it was not a protected intellectual property on 2nd of January of this year, when the Fortnite Fresh emote was released, much like 2 Millie, Carlton may not actually have a case in the court of law.
"Epic has earned record profits off of downloadable content in the game, including emotes like "Fresh." Yet Epic has failed to compensate or even ask permission from Mr. Ribeiro for the use of his likeness and iconic intellectual property," said Ribeiro's lawyer, Dawid Hecht.
Have they got a case? Guess we're going to be finding out in the coming months.