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Trapt frontman Chris Taylor Brown threatens to sue owner of Twitter parody account

Brown is the latest public figure to think they can sue parody.
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Chris Taylor Brown, the Trapt frontman, is causing controversy after he threatened to sue a Trapt parody account on Twitter.

Not an April fool’s joke

The parody account that goes by the name @TRAAPTOFFICIAL began to cause a stir on March 29, with a joke that said, “we plagiarized headstrong.”

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Like any parody account, it mocked the band and made jokes about Chris Taylor Brown.

The difference between this account and others dedicated to parodying is that Brown has threatened to take legal action against it.

Enough material to parody

@TRAAPTOFFICIAL is perhaps one of the accounts that have criticized the band the hardest, enough for Brown to notice its existence.

The account’s administrator has written messages in which he points out that the band does not know how to use a guitar, referring to the notion that the last time they played one was during George W. Bush’s presidency.

He has also made fun of the band with more other messages suggesting that Brown cannot control his bowels.

On March 30, Brown posted a couple of messages to the page stating that they would track down the parody account administrator and sue him for using the band’s image.

The threat did not stop the comedian, who stepped up content posting, though he now includes a disclaimer in the bio to indicate that it is a parody account.

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