Chubby Checker Sues Hewlett Packard Over Penis-Measuring App
Music icon Chubby Checker may want to go back to his original name, Ernest Evans.
"The Twist" singer is suing Hewlett Packard over a smartphone application that shares the rock 'n' roll star's stage name.
Checker, 71, filed a suit in Saint Lucie County (Fla.) Federal Court this week and alleges that he did not allow the printing company and its subsidiary Palm, Inc. to use his stage name for their app "The Chubby Checker," which measures penis size, according to Market Watch. "Chubby" is a slang word for a semi-erect penis.
The publication says that Checker's lawyer, Willie Gary, says the companies did not act quickly enough to take the app down and alleges that it damaged the singer's reputation.
"The 'app' adversely affects Chubby Checker's brand and value and if allowed to continue, will cause serious damage to the Plaintiff's goodwill and will tarnish his image that he has worked to maintain over the last 50 years," a press release states.
The app was taken down from the App Catalog in September 2012 WebOSNation points out and it was only available through the website HouseOfPalm.com, which is not part of the Palm Inc.
"Any of you ladies out there just start seeing someone new and wondering what the size of there [sic] member is," HouseofPalm writes about the app on the site. "All you need to do is find out the man's shoe size and plug it in and don't worry where your [sic] from because The Chubby Checker supports shoe measurements of different regions and types. Now with The Chubby Checker there is no need for disappointment or surprise."
WebOSNation also says that Checker's lawyers are seeking damages even though the 99-cent penis-measuring app was downloaded less than 100 times.
Last week the smartphone app the "Predicktor" made headlines, which reportedly could figure out a man's penis size just by entering his status, height, sexual orientation, age, finger length, buttock size and other data.
The app's website is clear that the "Predicktor" is just a joke but Dr. Chris Culligan said he hopes the app will dispel some rumors about penis size, which will relieve men of the "penis-related insecurity, anxiety or dissatisfaction."
"It's not how long your pencil is, but how you write your name," he says, quoting his father. He went on to say that porn stars "are outliers" and that they are not average men and should not impact the way men feel about their organ. He said it's more common for men to be over six-feet and three-inches than have a seven-and-a-half-inch penis.
He added that studies have found gay men have longer, thicker penises when compared to straight men.