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The Twittersphere is dragging developer Brad Lamb for using the names and likenesses of several Hollywood stars to sell condos in his Television City development, located in downtown Hamilton. Canadian actor William Shatner called out the developer in a tweet just before 1am Wednesday morning, and his fans were quick to react with their best Star Trek gifs.
Each of the development’s 17 floorplans is named after a pioneer of television, including Johnny Carson, Mary Tyler Moore, David Letterman, Lucille Ball, Jerry Seinfeld and Betty White. Caricatures of the celebrities were included in promotional materials, which have since been removed from the Television City website.
The William Shatner floorplan is a sprawling 1,370-square-foot penthouse with two bedrooms and a balcony that runs the length of the suite. Priced at $1,023,900, it’s one of the more expensive units, surpassed only by Don Johnson, Mr. T and Andy Griffith.
Below we’ve rounded up 10 of the most cutting responses to Brad Lamb’s total disregard for personality rights.
Brad Lamb = Harry Mudd
— Dan Jelly (@KingAndJames) November 22, 2017
At least you’re a penthouse and not a basement suite!
— MadSlick (@albertc9) November 22, 2017
— Whisky Daddy (@Jotterface) November 22, 2017
— Brian (@gedcke) November 22, 2017
As part of Ontario’s legal community I find this highly objectionable! And why is the Andy Griffith suite so much bigger than the Shatner? A sheriff gets bigger living quarters than a starship captain????
— Jason Gilbert (@gilbertcrimlaw) November 22, 2017
Saw these floor plans a few weeks ago and wondered how the developer had gotten the rights to use all those names . Guess he didn’t . Amazing that they thought they could just use someone’s name with no consent .
— craig (@fupabox) November 22, 2017
I pity the fool who pays more for the Mr. T suite.
Why does Shatner only rate 2 BD? He was the Captain of the Enterprise!
— ArdvarkMaster (@ArdvarkMaster) November 22, 2017
— Darren Stewart-Jones (@D_S_J_) November 22, 2017
Seriously? Don Johnson gets a balcony and Mary Tyler Moore and Angela Lansbury don’t? Has this guy ever watched TV?!
— jill vejnoska (@ajcjillv) November 22, 2017
What a horrible decision. I hope Mr. Lamb’s attorney is prepared to deal with attorneys representing 17 actors or their estates.
— Dave (@farleyglobal) November 22, 2017