While I suspect you are probably right, the irony of Lindsay, who herself admits she broke fair use left and right for shit she made money on, having to accept that they did this without compensation or permission is a fucking delight.Actually she does. And God help me for defending this twit. This is a major Hollywood Production. A theatrical released movie. From a known studio. Not some Indy tier shit. They not only have an obligation to check and validate every frame of film, and make sure any individually identifiable parties have signed off on their images, they have whole teams and departments dedicated to it. Yeah it’s the “Hot Dogs in Face Girl” meme. But it isn’t some unidentified nobody. Everybody knows who that is in that gif. And it’s part of her professional work product (odd and sad as that sounds). I mean heck any Google search on Hot Dogs in Face Girl brings up among other things this very thread. With the linking to her name and working names right up there at the top. Further no matter how sad and Z list, she is an individual working in the industry and has some manner of representation. She has a legit beef. Not a gazillion dollar one. But she has a right to be appropriately offended. The Studio and film producers had an absolute responsibility to contact her before using her image in their movie. And no fair use likely doesn’t apply in this case. Particularly shocking is not only did the meme use make it into the movie itself, but made it into 2 rounds of marketing, which is supposed to have its own reviews to prevent this sort of thing.
While I’m not a fan of Lindsey I do find the thought of her kicking the shit out of some wannabe Paul Feig shitty RomCom producers to be oddly hilarious. Well worth the price of admission.