Emotes are a fun addition to Fortnite, where you can use well-known dances to taunt enemies. Emotes can be bought with V-Bucks from the Fortnite Item Shop or can be awarded in the Battle Pass. Most of the Emotes in Fortnite Battle Royale are quite popular and inspired by different celebrities. It seems that a few celebrities are not happy that they did not credit for the dances and were not informed of their dances being added to Fortnite.
‘Scrubs’ Star Donald Faison is one of the many people that are not happy with their dances being added to Fortnite without their consent. The free default dance move is the same dance we see Donald Faison, a.k.a Dr. Chris Turk, perform on the show ‘Scrubs’. In a recent reunion at the Vulture Festival, the hostess asks Faison to do the famous dance, to which he replies, “If you wanna see it, you can play Fortnite, because they jacked that s**t.”
Executive producer Bill Lawrence says “Fortnite had to enquire for the legal… for the legality of it, and it’s fine because it’s just a character dancing,” but Faison adds, “I don’t get no money. That’s what y’all are thinking, right? Somebody got paid? No. No. I did not. Somebody stole that s**t, and it’s not mine any more.” They continue to discuss the origin of the dance move, to which the cast state Faison made the dance move up on the spot.
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There are other famous rappers that are not happy with Epic for adding their dances without permission or giving credit and are looking to sue Epic Games. It is not possible to copyright individual dances and Insider discusses this in the video below:
Fortnite's use of viral hip-hop dances has caused a debate over cultural appropriation in video games 🎮 pic.twitter.com/d6VeqZF8Bn
— Insider (@thisisinsider) September 25, 2018
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