It seems as though Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina cut it a little too close with her Back to the Future parodies yesterday.

In fact, Bob Gale, the series writer for Back to the Future, wants to start a fundraising campaign that would see the removal of Fiorina's parody videos from YouTube.

Almost every political entity took advantage of the hype surrounding Back to the Future on Oct. 21, which is the date that Doc and Marty traveled to in the second film in the franchise. In Fiorina's videos, a character assumingly supposed to look like Doc Brown tried to enlist Marty's help to save the world from a future of hoverboard bans and Hilary Clinton logos.

The videos themselves are fairly low quality and are obviously designed to have a "viral video" feel to them, but they're undeniably trying to take advantage of the BTTF hype, which is where Gale has a problem.

"It's our position that the BTTF characters and IP should NEVER be associated with ANY politician, ANY campaign, or ANY political issue," he said in an interview with The Daily Beast. In fact, he's even gone as far as to instruct Universal Studios to send a cease and desist letter to Fiorina's campaign, however, at the time of this writing, a day later, the videos are still online.

Of course, creative entities often end up battling politicians for the use of their songs, especially when it comes to the use of music. Who could forget Survivor suing Kentucky marriage license clerk Kim Davis for using the song "Eye of the Tiger" upon her exit from prison for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples?

Another recent incident involves Jeb Bush saying that his favorite Marvel superhero was Batman (despite Batman being a character from rival comic-maker DC).

Check out the parody video below to see why Gale wants them removed.

Via: The Verge

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