Chubby Checker sues makers of penis size app 'The Chubby Checker'

Rock'n'roll pioneer claims app has associated his name with 'obscene sexual connotation'

Chubby Checker sues makers of penis size app 'The Chubby Checker'

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Chubby Checker – the pioneering rock'n'roll singer who popularised the twisting dance craze with his 1958 hit 'The Twist' – is suing the makers of an app that estimates the size of a man's penis. The app's name? The Chubby Checker.

Designed by Hewlett-Packard subsidiary Palm, Inc, the app promises to help users assess prospective male partners based on their shoe size. Users input the man's shoe size and the app estimates the length of the man's member, reporting the result in metric and imperial measurements. The app has been downloaded just 84 times, reports AV Club, and has long since been deleted.

Despite this, Checker, born Ernest Evans, claims that it has done "irreparable damage and harm" to his name, which he says is now associated with "obscene sexual connotation and images".

Checker's lawyer, Willie Gary, says: "This lawsuit is about preserving the integrity and legacy of a man who has spent years working hard at his musical craft and has earned the position of one of the greatest musical entertainers of all time."

Now 71, Checker continues to perform and had a Number One single on Billboard's US Dance Chart with 'Knock Down The Walls' in 2008.

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