Internet icon Poppy, whose name is Moriah Rose Pereira, is reportedly being sued for copying fellow YouTube star Mars Argo's “identity, likeness and expression of ideas.” Argo is also suing Poppy's partner Titanic Sinclair, whose name is Corey Michael Mixter, for “emotional and psychological abuse.”
Poppy is known for her bizarre YouTube videos, most under a minute long, featuring a pastel dressed Poppy talking in her sweetly monotone voice that is both eerie and intriguing. She's currently signed to Island Records and has gained a massive following with the help of her partner and director, Titanic Sinclair.
In the new lawsuit, shared by TMZ, Mars Argo, who goes by Brittany Alexandria Sheets, is accusing Poppy of copyright infringement for copying her aesthetic in “YouTube segments, music videos, live performances, internet videos, and other performances or shows.”
Mars Argo's “Delete Your Facebook”:
Poppy's “Delete Your Facebook”:
Before Poppy and Titanic Sinclair's work together, Mars Argo was in a relationship with Sinclair. The two produced 92 YouTube videos and toured together. However, she was enduring “severe emotional and psychological abuse and manipulation” from Sinclair and is “seeking a domestic violence restraining order against Mr. Mixter in state court… so Ms. Sheets is protected from further retaliation and abuse as a result of this lawsuit.”
“Both Mr. Mixter [Titanic] and Poppy are frauds. Their only artistry is con artistry: Their only original creation is the suffering they've caused my client,” Mars' lawyer, Matthew Umhofer, told TMZ.