Actor Alfonso Ribeiro shows off "The Carlton" during a <em>Dancing with the Stars</em> performance.’></p>
<p style="font-size:.8em;"><a href="https://cdn.arstechnica.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/carltondance.jpg">Enlarge</a> <span>/</span> Actor Alfonso Ribeiro shows off “The Carlton” during a <em>Dancing with the Stars</em> performance. </p>
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<p><em>Forza Horizon 4</em> no longer features two dance emotes—the Carlton and the Floss—which were previously available for use by in-game avatars. The removal is listed under the “Other Improvements” section in <a href="https://forzamotorsport.net/en-us/news/fh4_series5">the notes for the game’s Series 5 update</a>, which launched yesterday with a new online adventure playlist and new Mitsubishi cars for the game, among other changes.</p>
<p>Microsoft has not offered a public explanation for the removal, though a spokesperson <a href="https://kotaku.com/microsoft-removes-carlton-floss-dances-from-forza-hori-1831780515%22">told Kotaku</a> “<em>Forza Horizon 4</em> features a large portfolio of content and is continuously updated.” The move comes, though, after both dances became the subject of lawsuits regarding their similar inclusion in Epic’s <em>Fortnite</em>.</p>
<p>The Carlton—popularized by actor Alfonso Ribeiro <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lxqa2Haf8lo">on <em>The Fresh Prince of Bel Air</em></a>—and the Floss—popularized by Russell “Backpack Kid” Horning <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cx1pQiETQm4">in a <em>Saturday Night Live</em> performance</a>—are the apparent inspiration for two <em>Fortnite</em> emotes that can be purchased as part of various Battle Pass DLC packages. Lawsuits filed against Epic by those dancers accuse the <em>Fortnite</em> maker of illegally profiting from their copyrighted dance creations.</p>
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