KRT ENTERTAINMENT PHOTO VIA PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER Rock ’n’ roll icon Chubby Checker is suing the creators of an app called "The Chubby
KRT ENTERTAINMENT PHOTO VIA PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER Rock 'n' roll icon Chubby Checker is suing the creators of an app called "The Chubby Checker," which claims to be able to estimate a fellow's manhood based on his shoe size. ( HANDOUT )

Chubby Checker is suing the makers of an app that allows people to estimate the size of a man's ... er ...manparts.

That's right. It's called the Chubby Checker.

This is one of those stories that makes me proud to have gone to journalism school.

According to TMZ, the 71-year-old music legend has filed a lawsuit against Hewlett-Packard and Palm (yes, palm), saying they violated the trademark on the name "Chubby Checker" by releasing "The Chubby Checker" app, which "enables women to estimate the size of a man's manhood based on his shoe size."

That's really funny. Me and my size 18 feet can't stop laughing hysterically.

Apparently, the app has been around for a while. Checker said the companies ignored his cease-and-desist letter in 2012, so now he's taking them to court.

According to the suit, Chubby not only wants the companies to shut down the app, he also wants a ton of money for damaging his reputation.

I'm not sure how this damages his reputation, unless he wears very small shoes.

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