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Axl Rose Demands Google Take Down 'Fat Axl' Photo Memes

Some of the images Rose wants taken down include the message, "Remember the 80s? He ate them"

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    In this file photo, Axl Rose of Guns N' Roses performs onstage during day 2 of the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Weekend 1 at the Empire Polo Club on April 16, 2016 in Indio, California. Rose issued a notice to Google that said "no permission has been granted to publish the copyright image" after people used an image of Rose from a 2010 concert to create memes.

    Axl Rose is demanding Google take down several unflattering images of him that have been used as part of an internet meme mocking his physical appearance.

    Harvard University's Lumen Database lists at least 11 requests made on behalf of the Guns n' Roses frontman citing copyright violations since May 31. The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) takedown requests center on the "Fat Axl Rose" meme.

    The photo was originally taken by a reporter for the WinnipegFreePress at a Guns n' Roses concert in Winnipeg, Canada, in 2010, according to Rolling Stone magazine.

    Some of the images Rose wants taken down include the messages, "Remember the 80s? He ate them" and "Take me down to Jenny Craig City. I've got a real big gut and huge man-t--ties."

    Google says it sends all such requests to the Lumen Database for publication. The database shows Rose used a British company, Web Sheriff, to make the requests.

    Neither Rose nor Web Sheriff immediately responded to a request for comment.