Lady Gaga threatens to sue over 'Baby Gaga' human breast milk ice cream
Lady Gaga wants the makers of "Baby Gaga" ice cream to stop using her name.
March 4th, 2011
08:00 PM ET

Lady Gaga threatens to sue over 'Baby Gaga' human breast milk ice cream

Lady Gaga has threatened to sue the makers of an ice cream made from human breast milk if they don't stop selling the product under the name "Baby Gaga."

News of the flavor's sale in a London sweets shop by a waitress dressed like Lady Gaga raised eyebrows worldwide and led to its confiscation after the Westminister City Council deemed it unfit for human consumption.

That hasn't stopped the meat-wearing entertainer from accusing Covent Garden's Icecreamists of riding her "coattails" to promote a "deliberately provocative" product that many consider "nausea-inducing," according to legal documents filed on her behalf.

In using her name and her image, Gaga - whose real name is Stefani Germanotta - accuses the shop of misleading the public into believing she endorses the concoction of breast milk, vanilla pods and lemon zest.

"The references you are making to Lady Gaga are thus clearly deliberate and intended to take advantage of her reputation and good will," the document states.

Furthermore, "associating the Lady Gaga mark with a food product which may be unsafe for human consumption (owing to the risk of it carrying such viruses as hepatitis) is also highly detrimental" to her brand, according to the document.

Gaga demands that Icecreamists change the name of the ice cream to something that is not "aurally, visually or conceptually similar" to Lady Gaga and to remove all references to Baby Gaga from their website and marketing materials or face an injunction and further legal proceedings.

The owner of Icecreamists, Matt O'Connor, said he intends to fight the allegations, which he calls "preposterous and outrageous."

He also said he plans to continue selling the breast milk ice cream under the name Baby Gaga if he gets the ice cream back from the council.

"We think this is very unnecessary, the whole thing will be over by next week, but we are prepared to fight this in court," he said.

soundoff (282 Responses)
  1. triplea

    Britney Spears' new smash single "Till The World Ends" out now on Itunes!

    March 4, 2011 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse |
  2. bizu

    "hi yes, my friend wants the butter pecan delight, rocky road, and could i get a double scoop of human vanilla breast milk with nuts thanks?" LOL

    March 4, 2011 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Danny that never gets past moderation

      Do you want the nuts on the side?

      March 4, 2011 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Taigur

      No, not on the side, just smoosh the nuts in between the two scoops.

      March 4, 2011 at 10:42 pm | Report abuse |
  3. GOOGOO GAGA

    googoo gaga goo ga goo gaga goo

    March 4, 2011 at 8:33 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Offtopic

    Don't be too hard on her guys. She didn't turn out like this by choice. She was born this way. .

    March 4, 2011 at 8:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • oneSTARman

      ..or as Jessica Rabbit said, "I'm not BAD I'm just DRAWN That Way.

      March 4, 2011 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Different Perspective

    I don't think she would care about the name if there weren't a waitress dressed like her. I think she just doesn't want consumers to automatically associate her with their product (especially if she doesn't believe in it). You can't blame her for trying to protect herself from being besmirched. Whether people like her or not, she worked hard to get to where she's at.

    March 4, 2011 at 8:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • pazke

      You know, she'd probably be mad either way, but it really does show they were riding her coattails with the waitress bit. Babies say "gaga" but the waitress blew it.

      March 4, 2011 at 8:42 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Arick

    It is just breast mile, what is disgusting about that? I would try it.

    March 4, 2011 at 8:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • pazke

      I think most women (and their partners) who breastfeed their babies have tried breastmilk. It's quite tasty and quite sweet. That's why they only added vanilla and lemon – it's plenty sweet on its own. Just for kicks, we made butter out of mine by just shaking it in the bottle. Why not?

      March 4, 2011 at 8:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • oneSTARman

      I always preferred mine fresh and warm and as often as I could get it.

      March 4, 2011 at 9:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • General Specific

      Is that like eight mile? Just curious.

      March 5, 2011 at 12:14 am | Report abuse |
  7. bbrooker

    I must say that I think Lady Gaga is 100% correct on this and I'd sue too if I were her.

    March 4, 2011 at 8:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • brt

      it's because you're a mindless drone of a fan.

      March 4, 2011 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse |
  8. yumyum....not

    sounds just as gross as lady gaga

    March 4, 2011 at 9:07 pm | Report abuse |
  9. bbb

    Soooooo, let's see.....human milk is "nausea-inducing" and cow's milk is not?? :-))))

    March 4, 2011 at 9:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • General Specific

      Just like eating human flesh is nauseating and cow's flesh is not. Funny how that works?

      March 5, 2011 at 12:15 am | Report abuse |
  10. iShane

    in other news...Queen threatens to sue Stefani Germanotta if she doesn't stop using 'Lady Gaga'.

    Radio Goo-Goo, Radio Gaga....she doesn't seem to 'get it'.

    March 4, 2011 at 9:08 pm | Report abuse |
  11. eric

    Ok, then the band Queen should sue her for the 'Radio Gaga' song she used. F her.

    March 4, 2011 at 9:13 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Sage

    oh god, how stupid. It would be just as 50/50 for this company to sue her. Now this girl's organization is strait up making themselves look horrible.

    March 4, 2011 at 9:13 pm | Report abuse |
  13. brt

    And really? you think they're riding your coattails? You don't think it's the fact that it's made from human breast milk?

    March 4, 2011 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • brt

      this woman is getting more and more arrogant as the days go by, until she is yesterday's news. That song she has out is a pretty good indicator.

      March 4, 2011 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Bender

    Lady Stupid is Not a lady at all.
    Please grow up and be a positive role model.

    March 4, 2011 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Jeffision

    All you people grumbling that she doesn't have a case...she does, and it's a strong winning case. The name of the product is "Baby GaGa" and it's served by a waitress dressed as "Lady Gaga". Case closed.

    March 4, 2011 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse |
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