Arnold Schwarzenegger has sued the makers of a bobblehead doll for using his image and likeness.
Entertainment celebrities do have a lot of control over their image and likeness. But political figures don’t — when it comes to satire and parody. Even if money is involved.
The case apparently will hinge on whether the doll was a political parody, or a parody of an actor. The doll is dressed in a business suit – which suggests a political figure. But it is toting a machine gun. Which isn’t somthing Schwarzenegger does often in his day-to-day activities as Governor of California.