“The Backpack Kid,” became famous during an episode of SNL when Katy Perry was the musical guest.

Russell Horning, 16, introduced the world to a dance known as “The Floss.”

According to gossip website Fox8, Horning’s mother has filed a lawsuit on his behalf against online video game company Fortnite for allegedly ripping off his signature dance.

Fortnite released the Season 2 Battle Pass in December of last year.

Horning says he’s suing for intellectual property.

He says he was in the process of copyrighting the dance moves when the gaming giant stole “The Floss”.

He’s also suing 2K Sports, which makes NBA 2K, claiming that they also stole his dance.

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  • Sounds like he has litigious parents – hope this case gets thrown out on it’s head and the young man in question learns to grow up and be a better person.


  • There’s a lot of Michael Jackson signature moves you see copied everywhere, this is just weird.


  • I think we’re too ready to sue nowadays however in this case I don’t care either way.


  • Can you sue for copying a dance move?


  • I always think that people suing for things like this must have a little megalomania ;)


  • Hmmm…..don’t know enough about either to comment on whether the moves are his.


  • Don’t know. If he invented that dance and “Fortnite” is going to make money because of this, I kind of understand it.


  • Good luck to him. But considering some known celebrities have had their signature moves copied without permission and they can’t seek damages, I doubt this case will get far.

    • I do not know enough about the legal system to know either way. I imagine it will cost a whole lot of money either way.


  • Sounds like his parents are more concerned about it than him.


  • Oh wow, will be watching this space


  • It will be interesting to see if he is successful or not,he would need a very good lawyer!


  • Can you copyright a dance move?


  • I’m interested to see how this turns out.


  • If they have stole a move that he created, then he has every right to seek damages, but in saying that, would you really bother?!


  • For real? Do they know there are actual problems in the world?


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