Teen mama drama! Shortly after Teen Mom 2’s Jenelle Evans shared her plans to release a mini-urinal made for toddlers, the Internet unearthed a similar product first introduced in 1999 — and wasted no time putting the reality star on blast for stealing the idea.
On February 15, Evans, 24, took to social media to announce the March 21 launch of Little Kaiser, a new urinal designed specifically for boys who are potty training. But instead of congrats, the North Carolina native’s followers called her out for being a copycat.
“#LittleKaiser boys need something different !!!” she told her 1.2 million Twitter followers. “New project we have been working on!!!”
But fans told the mom to Jace, 6, and Kaiser, 19 months, that her entrepreneurial endeavor was strikingly similar to another potty training urinal called “LiL Marc.”
Evans’ manager, Johnny Donovan, strongly denies claims she’s ripping off “LiL Marc.” “We aren’t stealing it,” Donovan responded. “There [sic] company went to s--t and reached out to us for us to rebrand it learn your facts..”
But execs at “LiL Marc” deny any relationship with the MTV personality, and insist they are not rebranding. In fact, the company has made it clear that the use of their "name or photos are unauthorized and a violation."
It is FALSE that Jenelle Evans is working with us. Any use of our name or photos are unauthorized and a violation.— Lil Marc (@lilmarcurinal) February 17, 2016
Evans and her manager have since deleted the original photo announcement, and it remains to be seen whether Little Kaiser will actually make it to retail.
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