Arthur Morgan Voice Actor Encourages Florida Joker to Use the Newfound Notoriety

"You ain't getting a job in Home Depot with that face."

Over the weekend, the fuss surrounding Florida Joker and the usage of his likeness in the first trailer for Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto VI hasn't subsided but instead has grown more intriguing.

Previously, Lawrence Sullivan, known online as Florida Joker, called out Rockstar for featuring a character in their trailer that closely resembled him, telling the developer that they "gotta talk". In a later TikTok video, Sullivan further added that if the studio refuses to contact him, they should instead give him "like a mil or two".

Roger Clark, the voice actor behind Red Dead Redemption 2's Arthur Morgan and the person intimately acquainted with the inner workings of Rockstar, has addressed the situation, saying that instead of trying to get money from the company itself, the best course of action for Florida Joker would be to leverage the newfound popularity.

Clark points out that years of adding controversial elements to their games have taught Rockstar precisely what they can and cannot do and has made them adept at legal matters. According to the actor, the best thing Sullivan can do is to use the attention he's gained and find a way to capitalize on it somehow.

"You don't need to talk to them. They're not going to talk to you. They've had people like you trying to sue them for decades. They are lawyered up, man. They know exactly what they can and cannot get away with," Clark said in a TikTok video. "If I were you, I would use the notoriety that they just threw your way, to my advantage, capitalize on it somehow. You ain't getting a job in Home Depot with that face."

Image Credit: Rockstar

The actor's viewpoint is not without justification. A decade ago, a similar situation took place when Lindsay Lohan sought to sue the developer for utilizing her image to create a character for the poster. However, the lawsuit was eventually dismissed, as the court argued that works of fiction and satire employing someone's likeness without using actual photos are well within legal bounds.

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  • Anonymous user

    Of all the Jokers to copy, it had to be the worst one. Sad.

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    Anonymous user

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