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Chubby Checker

'I Don't Want People

to Call Me a Penis'

2/14/2013 2:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Chubby Checker is throbbing with anger ... telling TMZ he's suing the people behind a "Chubby Checker" schlong measurement app because, "I don't want people to go around calling me a penis."

Chubby (the singer) just called in to "TMZ Live" to explain why he declared legal war on Hewlett-Packard and Palm for releasing the app --  telling us, "They're selling a penis package named Chubby Checker ... I'm upset about that."

As we previously reported, Chubby wants a judge to force the companies to shut down the app ASAP, claiming he owns the "Chubby Checker" trademark.

A rep for HP released a statement saying, "The application was removed in September 2012 and is no longer on any Palm or HP hosted website.”

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16.

PureRadiance    

Is Johnson or Peter acceptable?

525 days ago
17.

buzz kill    

TMZ, sit on a chubby and TWIST.

525 days ago
18.

DeeMaree    

No one would dare call you a penis Mr Chubby Checkers your an icon. Your contribution to rock n roll wont ever be forgotten Mr Chubby Dick, oh sorry, Mr Johnson, ah, Mr Twig and Berries, um...wtf was I talking about.

525 days ago
19.

LISA    

TMZ should have been thrilled Chubby Checker gave them the time of day. This man is a SUPER-STAR - a LEGEND.


I doubt it hurt his reputation, but if it offends him and will make him feel better to have a judge agree with him, so be it. I'm not trying to be a prude, I just really like him and have a lot of respect for what he has accomplished.

525 days ago
20.

Robin    

So to summarize HP removed his penis in sept 2012 which is why he is suing..

525 days ago
21.

Dickzirby    

This made my day.

525 days ago
22.

dmack    

Did chubby c invent the twist or did he jusy sing about it??

525 days ago
23.

dmack    

Re Girls. ..yeah you Hollywood goof guys, those are real girls that are beyond your short square mile zone.

525 days ago
24.

latestdiets.net    

"Come on baby....and measure this. Come on baby,....let measure it"

525 days ago
25.

Mee    

SHAME ON HP
Just because Chubby is from the CAVE-AGE they don't have to 'abuse' him and steal his name.
Or did Hp think he had PASSED AWAY?

525 days ago
26.

Valentina1    

OMG!!!! Are you kidding me? Hysterical!

525 days ago
27.

SoWhat    

Get over yourself man and get with the times, you haven't been a big name in music since the 60's and most young people nowadays haven't even heard of you. Anyone that would get this humorous and appropriatly names app isn't going to associate your name with it. Also, the app had been removed months ago so why sue now after the app was removed like you had asked them to and for hundreds of millions more than anything the app ever made

525 days ago
28.

CriticXtreme    

When you get your settlement from suing them, the first thing you need to do is get rid of that wig-fro. It's embarrassing.

525 days ago
29.

Rail Runner    

Only 84 "Chubby Checker" downloads, that's really a Flaccid performance !

525 days ago
30.

Toilethead    

I bet he wouldn't measure up.

525 days ago
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