Report: Fall Out Boy Sued Over Llama Puppets
Fall Out Boy featured some troublesome llamas in their video for the 2017 single "Young and Menace," and it appears as though those llamas are now causing them some legal trouble as well. Reuters reports that the band was sued on Friday (March 15) by the stuffed animal company that created the creatures.
In a complaint filed in Manhattan federal court, Furry Puppet Studio Inc. has stated that the band did not have permission to use the puppets anywhere but in their video for "Young and Menace," and they claim the band has illegally exploited their life-sized llama puppets by using them in other videos, their tour and on an EP. The Furry Puppet Studio lawyer stated that the damages sought could reach millions of dollars.
In the video, a young boy is tended to by llama parents who grow violent when they see him reading a magazine about the outside world. The young boy escapes his troubled home life, but finds the world he read about may not be all it seems either. You can see the clip below.
"Young and Menace" was the lead single from the band's 2018 album, MANIA. The album also featured the singles "Champion," "Last of the Real Ones," "Hold Me Tight or Don't" and "Wilson (Expensive Mistakes)." At present, only an appearance at Cincinnati's Bunbury Festival on May 31 remains on their tour schedule.