In an interesting legal maneuver, the over hyped and overpriced fashion company Louis Vuitton attempted to sue the producers of the Hangover II for calling a knock off of a Louis Vuitton bag real during the films airport scene.
I mean that makes total sense right? After charging snotty rich women $3,500 for a single handbag so they can tote it around like they’re better than the rest of the world I totally understand the need for Louis Vuitton to generate revenue for their business. Money MUST be tight… but I digress.
The point of this article is that Louis Vuitton failed to effectively sue the Hangover producers. Well they didn’t fail as much as they completely ate shit. The judge who ruled over the case clearly has an understanding of comedy, which the quote below shows.
“Alan’s terse remark to Teddy to ‘[be] [c]areful’ because his bag ‘is a Lewis Vuitton’ comes across as snobbish only because the public signifies Louis Vuitton—to which the Diophy bag looks confusingly similar—with luxury and a high society lifestyle. His remark also comes across as funny because he mispronounces the French ‘Louis’ like the English ‘Lewis,’ and ironic because he cannot correctly pronounce the brand name of one of his expensive possessions, adding to the image of Alan as a socially inept and comically misinformed character. This scene also introduces the comedic tension between Alan and Teddy that appears throughout the Film.”
Suck it overpriced designers.
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