Orange Shirt Kid’s mother is looking for some Justice of her own.

The mother of Orange Shirt Kid, whose dance titled “Orange Justice” was available during Fortnite’s Season 4 Battle Pass, is now suing Epic Games for including the dance into the game according to Variety.

Epic Games held an event earlier last year called the Boogiedown contest that ran from March 30 to April 10.

The contest rules state contestants would not be specifically paid for their submissions which might make this lawsuit seem puzzling.

Although Orange Shirt Kid wasn’t included in the winners of the contest, Fortnite fans wouldn’t give up as they expressed their desire to see the dance in-game.

Epic Games obliged and added the dance to the free Battle Pass in Season 4, allowing all players to get their hands on the emote without having to purchase anything.

The lawsuit says Orange Shirt Kid was the victim of “extreme cyberbullying” and was forced to deactivate his Instagram and YouTube accounts.

The tweets of him expressing his excitement over the emote being added to the game have also been deleted.

This latest lawsuit comes from a string of lawsuits arguing Fortnite and Epic Games are profiting off the use of their dances and emotes in the game.

Read Also: Fresh Prince’s Alfonso Ribeiro sues Epic Games over use of Carlton dance in Fortnite

Alfonso Ribeiro of Fresh Prince of Bel Air fame, rapper 2 Milly and Backpack Kid have all filed lawsuits regarding the “Fresh”, “Milly Rock” and “Floss” emotes respectively.

Orange Shirt Kid Versus Epi… by on Scribd

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43 COMMENTS

  1. Roy Purdy (the real creator of the dance) is just like, first they take my dance and now they might even make money off of it….😐

  2. He put the dance into a competition that was made to get your dance into the game. It’s even better when you realize that he didn’t make the dance.

    • Literally same with Backpack Kid. I knew about the floss wayyyy before Backpack Kid came along. These kids are idiots by trying to sue Fortnite for dances they didn’t even create

  3. 1. He didn’t even make the dance.
    2. “In game purchase.” ITS FREE GENIOUS
    How can somebody be so stupid. You’re taking legal action over something that the kid submitted to be in the game and got it in the game as a free item, why are people so stupid.

  4. Oh man She’s going to be so embarrassed once she figures out her son ripped the dance off someone else. I hope if she by some odd chance she wins this gets sued by Roy Purdy.

  5. Holy shit this is the most retarded thing of the year and it’s only the first month, Is it becoming a meme to sue Epic over video game animations at this point?

  6. Then funniest part about this is how that’s not even his dance and he submitted it to epic for fair use, literally only brain dead people would sue over something like this

  7. It’s actually hilarious that someone thinks that they can get money from a free dance that was part of a contest where orange shirt kid WAS TRYING TO GET HIS DANCE INTO THE GAME and he was super happy about it afterwards. It’s like if the kid who made the Boogiedown emote sued fortnite for putting his dance into the game. It’s just straight retarded.

    Quotes from the lawsuit:

    “Like selling a cheap knockoff, Defendants (Epic Games) sold the Random dance in-game.” [lol they didn’t sell it, it was free]

    “Orange Shirt Kid is a child performer” [lol then like 90% of 8 year olds can now call themselves child performers because they stole dances for a fortnite contest]

    Btw, they make it sound like all 3 billion of Fortnite’s earnings came from this one free dance, and that is the most retarded part of this. Orange Shirt Kid WANTED his dance to be in the game, so he FILMED IT, POSTED IT ON SOCIAL MEDIA, and did that with the hope that the dance would be added in. The video also shows his amazement and utter awe that someone is doing the dance that he submitted. Literally everyone was so happy for this kid, and the idea that he got bullied because he got into the game is so unbelievable stupid that I just created an account on a Fortnite news site just to rant about this bullshit. Hope that either Roy Purdy sues this kid because OSK is claiming the dance is his, or Epic Games just laughs in their faces like we are.

  8. First and foremost on this he won a contest to get this dance in it and for 2 ITS NOT EVEN HIS DANCE IN THE FORST PLACE… AND LETS GO FOR A NUMBER 3 ATLEAST ALL THE OTHERS WAS PAID FOR.. THE ORANGE JUSTICE WAS ON THE FREE BATTLE PASS TIERS NOT THE PAID BATTLE PASS… WHAT A DUMB BITCH TRYING TO GET SOMETHING FOR NOTHING.. THATS ALL AMERICA IS ABOUT LETS SEE WHO WE CAN SUE AND GET FREE MONEY… FAT BITCH GO GET A DAMN JOB AND LEARN SHIT BEFORE U MAKE URSELF LOOK STUPID.. NOT ONLY THAT MAKE UR SON LOOK STUPID TOO…

  9. sooooo the kid made the dance to hopefully get it added to the game and he got bullied because he said “if it gets added i will crap my pants” and now the mum is sueing epic for her sons mistake ok i think i get it now

  10. This dumb bitch, does she literally think she’s even gonna win? Moron, by doing this, you’re making your son more, how to say, open to being bullied. Idiot. You don’t care about him, you just want money.

    Now that other idiots are suing, you waiting for 3 seasons of Fortnite and now trying to take your dumb shot. You will fail. Epicly.

  11. Didn’t MatPat make a video about this?

    Also, wouldn’t it being submitted willingly into a competition make it not as much their property, along with him not creating the dance?

    Imagine the mother: Season 4- “Wow sweetie your dance made it into a huge game! You mist be as proud as I am!” Season 7- *sees other people suing over dances to make money* “GueSS iLl dO tHat oMeGAlUuuUuUL #mEtOO”

  12. at this point *creating dances is more about who made it popular then who made it tbh, people like orange kid got popular because he was a meme… Also can we talk about the mom for a quick second like she obviously thinks that Epic is allegedly “taking advantage” of the kid but we all know that she just wants a quick buck, like does she even think she has any sort of chance of winning after it was SUBMITTED to be in the game? 😂😂😂

  13. Literally the emote is for free. What does she want? It isn’t epic’s fault the kid got bullied on the internet which literally happens all the time .

  14. He is not the original and you cant sue a company just because your kid is bullied online.
    Roy purdy is also not the original, this has been a dance in some weird electronic metal group for years.
    Outside of that this is the dumbest shit ive read this year yet, lets hope it stays like that…

  15. Bros. If you get sued. You have to pay a lawyer a lot of money . I mean a lot, over 100 grand in epics case. She’s gonna take a settlement of 30 or 40 thousand. Otherwise you lose automatically. If your getting sued you losing money automatically. By this cat is a billionaire lol he don’t care . Gets sued everyday probably.

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