Two comedians, Chad Kultgen and Will Sasso, nearly found themselves in hot water after a weird AI generated-Tom Brady “comedy” special they created. Did you all have this on your bingo card for 2023? I surely did not.
Ok, so let’s go slowly here, because this kind of confused me at first.
So, two comedians named Will Sasso and Chad Kultgen apparently created a stand up “comedy” special, but they did so using an AI generation of Tom Brady. The special was apparently up on their Patreon page, which is essentially a subscription you pay to access certain content from creators that those who don’t pay do not have access to.
The first few minutes of the special were uploaded on YouTube, according to Bleacher Report. I’m not planning on trying to find an avenue to view the comedy skit, because it just seems a bit odd and not worth my time.
Apparently, Tom Brady and his attorneys feel the same way. They sent a cease and desist letter to Sasso and Kultgen, who apparently thought that was a load of you know what.
"The guys said Brady’s lawyers claimed in the letter that the AI version of the future Hall of Famer “blatantly violates” the former quarterback’s “rights” … and if they didn’t meet a list of demands — which included taking down the video — a lawsuit would be forthcoming."
Tom Brady has been in the public eye for decades now, but it seems like even he, as popular as he is, has limits. I don’t blame him; what if some of the jokes that the comedians wrote were overly offensive? Brady surely does not want “him” being attached to something like that.