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Forza Horizon 4 removes dance moves following Fortnite lawsuits

The Carlton and the Floss removed from game as creators pursue Epic Games for damages

Playground Games has removed the dance emotes "The Carlton" and "The Floss" from Forza Horizon 4 in an update this week, following a lawsuit filed by the dance's creators against Epic Games for their use in Fortnite.

Variety reports that the dances were removed as part of the Series 5 update with little fanfare, though Forza Horizon 4 has thus far not been subject to legal disputes with either actor Alfonso Ribeiro (creator of The Carlton) or Instagram personality Backpack Kid (creator of The Floss).

However, both dance creators joined rapper 2 Milly last month in suing Epic Games for the use of their dances in Fortnite. All three are represented by Pierce Bainbridge Beck Price & Hecht LLP, a law firm that is also representing Rachel McCumbers in a similar suit filed more recently regarding the use of "Orange Shirt Kid's" dance "The Random," also in Fortnite.

The lawsuits seek to have the dance moves removed from Fortnite, along with unspecified revenue from the dances and damages.

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Paul Jace Merchandiser 2 years ago
This was a really smart move by Microsoft. Although none of the emotes/dances cost any in-game or real money to purchase(you gain them through in-game progression) there was always the likely hood that somebody might try to sue them for their inclusion even though they are free.
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