Katy Perry Is Being Sued For P7.6 Million Over A Hillary Clinton Halloween Instagram

It's a Gigi Hadid and Jennifer Lopez sitch all over again.
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Thanks to 2019's two Halloweekends, we've already been treated to plenty of celebrity costumes, but none quite like the one Katy Perry wore three years ago when she celebrated Halloween while dressed like 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

As evidenced by her famous (infamous?) Cheeto costume in 2014, Katy tends to commit hard to her Halloween outfits, so for her take on Hillary, she wore prosthetics and everything.

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Unfortunately, though, Katy is now facing a lawsuit over an Instagram she posted of her costume. Katy shared a paparazzi picture of her walking around to show her followers the getup, but she allegedly didn't get permission from Backgrid, the photo agency that owns the rights to the picture. It is now suing Katy for $150,000 (P7.6 million) for failing to pay the agency to license the photo, according to E! News.

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While this particular paparazzi pic dilemma took a political and Halloween-y turn, Katy's not the first celebrity to run into trouble with photo agencies over these kind of Instagrams. Gigi Hadid famously blasted a photo paparazzi agency last October after she was sued under similar circumstances. (The copyright lawsuit against Gigi was eventually thrown out.)

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And just a few short weeks ago, the same thing happened to Jennifer Lopez after she posted a romantic pic of her and Alex Rodriguez walking down the street. (J.Lo is being sued for $150,000 or P7.6 million for copyright infringement by Splash News and Picture Agency.)

Neither J.Lo nor Katy have said anything yet about their situations.

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This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.

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