Would you buy a hamster doll named Harris Faulkner? The toy company, Hasbro, thought so at one time. But the Fox News Channel anchor, Harris Faulkner, is none too happy about it. She is suing Hasbro for $5 Million dollars for using her ″unique name″ without her permission. The hamster doll, which was discontinued as part of the Pet Pawsabilities product line of their Littlest Pet Shop brand, is clearly female. As is the Harris Faulkner. Her lawyers have filed the lawsuit claiming that Hasbro, ″willfully and wrongly appropriated Faulkner′s unique and valuable name and distinctive persona for its own financial gain.″ They also claim that, ″elements of the Harris Faulkner Hamster Doll also bear a physical resemblance to Faulkner′s traditional professional appearance…″. Hasbro has yet to comment on the lawsuit, other than to take issue with another claim by Faulkner that the doll is a choking hazard and that there apparently was a warning on the packaging. Hasbro says that the statement by Faulkner about the product′s safety is false.
According to the New York Post and other sources, Harris Faulkner, a co-host of FNC′s ″Outnumbered″ and anchor for the ″Fox Report Weekend″, has been trying for months to get the doll off the market. It finally was taken off several months ago. But she still feels ″emotionally damaged″ due to the whole affair. Think how she might feel had the toy doll been a female fox instead of being a hamster?
Yes, I know, this is a pretty silly story. We have open season on police officers thanks to Barack Obama′s ′War on Police′. The financial markets are turmoil. Iran is closer to having their path cleared to build a nuclear weapon. Not only are illegal immigrants flooding the US, but there is also a refugee crisis brewing in Europe. If those aren′t enough to depress you, how about recent photos from the Jade Helm 15 exercise showing FEMA practicing hanging dissidents?
But who am I to argue with what is ′trending′ on social media? More people seem to be interested in Harris Faulkner suing Hasbro over a toy hamster doll. Well, so be it! This and 75 drachmas will get you a cup of coffee and a doughnut. Maybe even one of those new pumpkin cheesecake doughnuts? I like Harris and if she feels used and abused over this, I can empathize. But seriously, I hadn′t even heard about this dumb toy until she filed the lawsuit. Something I feel like one of the prisoners held captive by the evil Dr. Klahn from ″Kentucky Fried Movie″. I should be in the cell with the lost, drunken men who don′t know where they are and no longer care. ″Guard! Put this man in Cell Number One, and give him a drink!″