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Teenager behind website which allows kittens to punch Donald Trump in the face receives cease and desist letter

It’s ‘fucking outrageous’, says creator of KittenFeed.com

A 17-year-old girl who created a website which allows users to punch Donald Trump in the face with kitten paws has received a cease and desist letter from the president’s top lawyer.

The girl, known only as “Lucy”, is an aspiring web developer who created the site to showcase her coding talent to potential employers.

Unfortunately it would appear not everyone found the jokey website — which went live earlier this month — amusing.

According to the New York Observer, the secondary school pupil from San Francisco, California, received a cease and desist letter from Trump’s general counsel in New York just weeks after the site was set up.

The letter, which disappointingly hasn’t been published in full, includes the line:

As I’m sure you’re aware, the Trump name is internationally known and famous.

Lucy — having taken advice from her family’s lawyer — opted to change the name of the site from “TrumpScratch.com” to “KittenFeed.com”.

However the president’s legal team is apparently still not satisfied. With the teenager claiming to have received further legal threats to which neither she nor her lawyer is yet to respond, Lucy told the newspaper:

I was going to just let this go, but I think it’s, pardon my French, fucking outrageous that the president of the United States has his team scouring the internet for sites like mine to send out cease and desists and legal action claims if we don’t shut down.

The rebranded site had received around 3,000 visitors prior to the press getting wind of the letter. The webpage has now gained widespread media coverage over the past 24 hours, with more than 50,000 people — keen to claw and scratch Trump’s face — accessing it on Tuesday alone. Trump’s lawyers are yet to respond to request for comment.

Late last year Legal Cheek reported that there were over 4,000 local, state and federal court cases where Trump — or one of his 500 or so companies — was named as a plaintiff or defendant.

At least his lawyers won’t be short of work.

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