London, Oct 22 : French President Nicolas Sarkozy has threatened to take legal action against makers of his voodoo dolls, sold with instructions on how to stick pins in it.
Each body part of the doll, developed by K and K Company, contains controversial quotes related to the president.
These include his campaign slogan "work more to earn more", or "platform heels" - referring to the president's shoes designed to gain a few inches in height.
On his groin is written "scum", which is used to describe young suburban crooks before the riots of 2005.
Sarkozy's lawyer Thierry Herzog has asked the makers to "immediately cease all distribution of this doll".
"Nicolas Sarkozy has charged me with reminding you that he commands an exclusive and absolute right over his image, regardless of his status and fame," the Telegraph quoted him as saying.
However, the manufacturers call the demand of withdrawing the dolls "totally disproportionate".