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´Aunt Jemima´ heirs file $2 billion
lawsuit seeking royalties

CNBC, by Paul Taggart

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Posted By:BaseballFan, 8/11/2014 11:54:11 AM

The great grandson of Anna Short Harrington, the woman who became "Aunt Jemima," has filed a class action lawsuit against PepsiCo, The Quaker Oats Co., Pinnacle Foods Group, and The Hillshire Brands Co. on behalf of her great grandchildren, according to a report by The Wrap. The suit seeks $2 billion, in addition to punitive damages. D.W. Hunter alleges that the companies conspired to deny that Harrington had been an employee of Quaker Oats and exploiting her image and recipes for profit, but have refused to pay an "equitable fair share of royalties" to her heirs, the Wrap reported.

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I always thought that Aunt Jemima was a lot like an Obama girlfriend: a composite.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 8/11/2014 12:01:39 PM     (No. 9961465)

Heirs of the Jolly Green Giant should pay close attention to this one.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: StormCnter, 8/11/2014 12:05:16 PM     (No. 9961474)

...and Betty Crocker, and the Morton Salt girl and Uncle Ben.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: tank, 8/11/2014 12:17:51 PM     (No. 9961495)

I thought Betty Crocker was real, too. And of course, it was Uncle Ben who said, ´´With great power comes great responsibility.´´

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Reply 4 - Posted by: secondtimelucky, 8/11/2014 12:18:46 PM     (No. 9961497)

Betty Crocker wasn´t real? oh my - there goes my day...

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Reply 5 - Posted by: The Advocate, 8/11/2014 12:33:06 PM     (No. 9961520)

Didn´t they stop using her image because it was considered racist?


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Reply 6 - Posted by: DaddyO, 8/11/2014 12:37:40 PM     (No. 9961523)

The Gerber baby is Ann Turner Cook. She was paid $5000 in 1951. Too bad, she should have held out for $2 billion.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Mobyclik, 8/11/2014 12:39:42 PM     (No. 9961527)

Now all the fatties will be claiming the Michelin Tire Man as their daddy, uncle, 30-year boyfriend, brother or gay lover. There´s no end to it.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: kahunavol, 8/11/2014 12:45:21 PM     (No. 9961546)

As a white guy, where do I sign up for royalties from Nabisco, Keebler and others for the use of the word cracker?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: jj1319, 8/11/2014 12:51:49 PM     (No. 9961558)

Kay Bailey Hutchison should take note.

(The "famous one" made me laugh.)

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Reply 10 - Posted by: woodenleg, 8/11/2014 1:01:28 PM     (No. 9961587)

What about that Coppertone kid.....loads of cash in that lawsuit.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: lancer12, 8/11/2014 1:02:51 PM     (No. 9961590)

Pancakes taste nasty unless they are drenched in syrup and butter. (Blueberries on top-worthless for taste). Michelle says ´Don´t eat stuff like this´. Heirs can pay damages for obese white folks.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Japanorama, 8/11/2014 1:19:14 PM     (No. 9961622)

Diabetes patients should sue Aunt Jemima heirs.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: ZurichMike, 8/11/2014 1:22:11 PM     (No. 9961628)

Pure maple syrup. Go on, you deserve it.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: pineledger, 8/11/2014 1:53:07 PM     (No. 9961681)

OP is correct. These images have morphed over the years to appear appealing to the prevailing taste/image of the time. Well-documented.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: lil dotty, 8/11/2014 2:03:58 PM     (No. 9961699)

Let´s not forget Mr.StayPuft
Would Michael Moore attempt to be the heir there?

As to Betty Crocker. Lately heard that she has gone to the side touting gays and their agenda. After all these years. Very disappointed in her. No cake for you


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Reply 16 - Posted by: ScarletPimpernel, 8/11/2014 2:07:46 PM     (No. 9961708)

I agree with our dear friend from Zurich. And actually, I prefer the real maple syrup than the "other stuff". I find I use less of it; less goes further. It´s also good on vanilla ice cream and oatmeal.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: civilservant, 8/11/2014 2:14:03 PM     (No. 9961721)

Indeed, ZM(aka #13). The only way to fly.
#16, try it on your breakfast sausage.....and into the taters......
Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Gator, 8/27/2014 6:51:55 PM     (No. 9983733)

I´m a janitor and I want a piece of Mr. Clean!


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