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What would you do if you were the lead singer of Guns N’ Roses and some young punks on the Internet used a photo of you to make fat jokes? Well, Axl Rose thinks the best way to deal is to wipe all traces of the picture off the web, and he’s starting with Google.

TorrentFreak is reporting that copyright claims were sent to Blogspot and GoogleUserContent on May 31 this year demanding the removal of pictures of the singer. The picture had triggered a wave of “fat memes” with classic zingers such as “Oh, sweet pie o’ mine” superimposed on the picture.

Interestingly, the copyright for the original image is tricky. While TorrentFreak did hunt down the original photographer to check if Axl Rose has the right to take down the image, Web Sheriff, the company performing the takedown, says that photographers at the singer’s show sign an agreement transferring copyright ownership to his company.

For now, the image remains online, as Google has yet to comply with the request. You can view the picture in question here.

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Guns N' Roses' Axl Rose is trying to get a 'fat photo' off the Internet – CNET