Descendants Of Aunt Jemima Are Suing For $2 Billion
Breakfast just isn't breakfast on the weekends without Aunt Jemima pancakes in our household. Maybe it's the same way for your home too. However, in the household of alleged descendants of the women who reportedly inspired the faces of the Aunt Jemima, I'm guessing they aren't enjoying these pancakes anymore.
Descendants of the woman who allegedly helped design this iconic pancake queen are suing Quaker Oats saying they deserve $2 billion, and a share in any future money made from sales of the breakfast brand.
Two great-grandsons of Anna Short Harrington, who the lawsuit says was recruited in 1935 to represent the brand, filed a federal suit in Chicago recently, saying she and another woman named Nancy Green were a vital part of the first-ever self-rising pancake mix recipe, reports USA Today.
As such, she and other women (including three of Harrington’s daughters who were also reportedly photographed or appeared as Aunt Jemima) deserve compensation the families claimed they were promised from the start."
The only problem with this lawsuit, is that Quaker Oats claims that Aunt Jemima wasn’t a real person. Aunt Jemima "symbolizes a sense of caring, warmth, hospitality and comfort and is neither based on, nor meant to depict any one person".
No word if Mrs. Butterworth's descendants are asking for money any this time.