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Yet another dancer looking to cash in from a lawsuit against Fortnite

Yet another dancer is suing Epic Games and Fornite over an in-game dance.

Joining The Fresh Prince of Bel Air‘s Alfonso Ribeiro and rapper Milly is The Backpack Kid (aka Russell Horning), the child who demonstrated the floss dance on Saturday Night Live back in 2017. You can check out the dance below.

According to Horning himself, he doesn’t mind that the dance is being used in Fortnite… but his mom thinks differently.

“It was really my mom and manager who did the lawsuit,” he told TMZ. “I’m kind of just a kid — having fun in life. I’m just letting all of the adults do the busywork.”

When asked if Horning will end up suing children all around the world for copying the move, he added, “I don’t really know if I can sue everyone but my mom and my manager, they just think that Fortnite is who’s really taking advantage of me.”

Thoughts and prayers for the child, we guess?

What do you make of this latest wave of lawsuits against Epic? A righteous action or simply people looking to cash in on Fortnite‘s success? One thing’s for sure — these lawsuits will certainly change future cosmetic content that will be offered in a host of titles.

Fortnite is available now on Windows PC, Xbox One, PS4, Switch, iOS and Android.



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