Snoop Dogg will take legal action against a company that used his image and likeness to create their own version of the traditional “Elf on the Shelf” dolls. After coming across the “Snoop on the Stoop” dolls, the Doggystyle legend took to Twitter to disclose that he was not involved with the production or sale of the toys.
Contrary to the original Elf on the Shelf figures, the Snoop on the Stoop dolls feature the rapper smoking a blunt while donning a green elf outfit and some sunglasses. According to Chris Milnes, a representative of MuckyChris, the printing company behind the products, they have since been removed from his site.
“I was contacted by Snoop’s lawyers and immediately removed all Snoop references from my website within a day,” he told the New York Post. He claimed that ripoff Snoop dolls may be available on the market as other sites stole the concept and began selling their own version of the products.
“What happens next was not my doing,” he continued. “Apparently, scam companies using my photos flooded social media with ads and took orders. I placed an order as well to find out what was going on. 100% scam from Chinese-based companies. They take the orders and disappear with your money in a week.”
Milnes also took to social media to tell his followers about the scammers.
“Hello friends, I’m aware there is a Scam company taking orders for Snoop on the Stoop. They are even using my product photos!” the company, 3D Printing by MuckyChris, wrote on Instagram. “They take your money and disappear 1-2 weeks later. If you didn’t get Snoop on the Stoop directly from me (or Joseph @ Out of Step Offbeat Boutique) you can be sure it’s a scam.”
See Snoop Dogg‘s tweet below.
I have no connection to the SNOOP ON A STOOP product and will be taking legal action against those making it and whoever is selling it.
— Snoop Dogg (@SnoopDogg) December 18, 2021