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. style

    All this talk about Lady Gaga...does no one else have issue with people making ice cream out of human breast milk, thats Nasty!

    March 5, 2011 at 9:02 am | Report abuse |
  2. blossum

    OK – so, LADY GAGA can rip off RADIO GAGA by Queen, n.p. But pitches a fit when someone else does the same to her. It's "do as i say, not as i do".

    March 5, 2011 at 9:02 am | Report abuse |
  3. opinionated

    She just grosses me out. . . just like the idea of breast milk being turned into ice cream. That is a good name for the ice cream.

    March 5, 2011 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |
  4. Gandalf

    I sure wish they would put the flavour back into K Fried Chicken.

    March 5, 2011 at 9:43 am | Report abuse |
  5. juan

    i find it ironic that she wanted to birth a new race that "has no ability to judge"

    March 5, 2011 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
  6. Lorin

    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.

    It's more than just the word Gaga, they are now dressing up like her too. So I don't think she is suing over Gaga but more because they are trying to look like her too. I think she has every right.

    March 5, 2011 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |
    • Ed

      Then Queen should sue her, it's their name from the song Radio Gaga.

      March 5, 2011 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
  7. hun

    ice cream from lady gaga's milk. Testy!

    March 5, 2011 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
  8. kim

    Grrr eh I JUST HATE HER! There I said it!

    March 5, 2011 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
    • Josh

      You are not alone...

      March 5, 2011 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  9. bb8

    Humans are the only species to drink the milk of species other than our own. Cows don't drink goats milk. We would consider that unnatural. After infancy, human milk is deemed unfit for human consumption. I am not promoting humans drinking human breast milk, but where is the logic in that?

    March 5, 2011 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
    • CG

      Actually, a baby animal will drink milk from any source you give it. And cats love milk as well.

      Domesticated animals will eat any food you provide for them.

      March 5, 2011 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
  10. jimmy

    lol. this is silly.lets take the breast milk and send it to countries that could use it to save lives. duh.
    so self centered and foolish. who cares.

    March 5, 2011 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
  11. Elvin

    The name should be changed. Think it's pretty rude to make a disgusting sounding ice cream under her name. Change the name thats just nasty and rude. If the owner loves it so much then put his name on the lable.

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

    I'm so glad that someone is trying to put a stop to that breast milk ice cream. Makes me want to puke.

    March 5, 2011 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
  13. Just my opinion

    Does anyone else find it ironic that lady gaga is upset about the ice cream that is "nausea inducing" but she thinks it's okay to wear a dress made of meat? The meat dress was more likely to induce nausea for me.

    March 5, 2011 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
    • NM

      Can you say TWO FACED? She's pathetic!

      March 5, 2011 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
  14. That_guy_from_ny

    Queen should sue Lady Gaga for stealing the name of one their songs "Radio Gaga". That's how she got the name and I'm sure as hell she didn't ask Queen or Freddy Mercury for permission.

    March 5, 2011 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
  15. ed bailey

    The name is one thing, dressing like her, breast milk ice cream that's unsafe, I do no t condemn her at all for ripping their throats out.

    March 5, 2011 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
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