Celebrating smelt in Duluth

After our civilization disappears and the planet eventually recovers and its new inhabitants dig to learn more about the species that once roamed the globe, maybe they’ll find this:

It was a smelt festival in Duluth, which celebrates the small fish that people used to eat fresh from roadside stands.

The smelt with the Prince theme?

“Last year I was inspired because there was a Smelt Queen and I thought there should be a Prince Smelt,” Becca DeBoer told the Duluth News Tribune, calling it an homage to the singer.

Would that violate the law the Minnesota Legislature is kicking around to protect the likeness of Prince?