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Axl Rose is claiming that use of the photo violates copyrights

October 05, 2016 02:19 PM

An unflattering photo of Axl Rose has become fodder for fat-shaming memes, and the singer is now trying to put a stop to it.

Rose, 54, has sent notices to Blogspot and GoogleUserContent to remove the photo – taken at a 2010 concert – based on copyright infringement, according to TorrentFreak.

The Guns N’ Roses front man has sent a notice to the sites via Web Sherriff that reads, “Copyright image of Axl Rose. Please be advised that no permission has been granted to publish the copyright image so we cannot direct you to an authorized example of it.”

Web Sherriff told TorrentFreak that all accredited photographers at Rose’s shows must sign contracts that “specify and limit the manner in which the photos can be exploited, and transfer copyright ownership in such photos to AR s relevant service company.”

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[BRIGHTCOVE “20999980” “” “peoplenow” “no” ]The photo has been used in various memes that play on Guns N’ Roses’ lyrics, often replacing the original verses with lyrics about junk food.

Google has not removed the image.

A rep for Axl Rose did not immediately respond to request for comment.

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