Warner Bros. Reportedly Bans Diddy From Dressing As The Joker

The hip-hop mogul received a letter informing him of the development.

Diddy reveals that he’s been banned from dressing up as the Joker because his costume last year was too realistic.

During a guest appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” the hip-hop mogul discussed the letter he received from Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. that effectively demands he not dress up as the superhero villain for Halloween again.

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The situation began when Diddy wore a very convincing Joker costume for Halloween last year. His impersonation was so spot-on that it allegedly infringed on Warner’s trademark of the character. Shocked by the issue, he mentioned on the show, "Last year I was the Joker, and I actually got a letter from the studio that I can no longer be the Joker because they said it broke their trademark that I did it too good, I swear. I have this letter from Warner Brothers."

The letter’s contents were not disclosed, but the incident highlighted how serious Warner Bros. is about its intellectual property, even if it’s a simple Halloween costume.

Watch the full interview segment below (with the Joker part beginning at around the 11:30 mark).

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