Alfonso Ribeiro is ready to enjoy the fruits of his creative labor.
Fruits, many believe have been exploited by Fortnite.
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As the Fresh Prince of Bel Air’s Carlton Banks, Alfonso popularised a dance move now known as The Carlton and watched it permeate Pop culture.
Alas, Ribeiro now believes that Epic Games stole the dance and called it the Fresh Emote and is taking legal action against them as he gears up to copyright the dance to protect it from theft.
It is widely recognized that Mr. Ribeiro’s likeness and intellectual property have been misappropriated by Epic Games in the most popular video game currently in the world, Fortnite.
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.
Alfonso isn’t the first creative of color to accuse the game of theft.
Epic is yet to respond.