Newswire: Axl Rose wants to scrub the internet of those “Fat Axl” memes

Axl Rose has been enjoying a bit of a career resurgence lately, with AC/DC choosing him to be its new replacement singer and Guns N’ Roses reuniting at Coachella, but it sounds like he has now discovered a downside to this sudden return to relative popularity: Apparently, people on the internet have been making fun of him for years. Specifically, these internet bullies have taken a particularly unflattering photo of Rose from a concert way back in 2010 and turned into what’s known as the “Fat Axl” meme, and Rose is not happy about it. (You can see examples of the meme on its Know Your Meme page, as well as on 4chan or whatever.)

Rose isn’t just going to scream while swaying a little, though, he’s actually going to war with these cruel memesters. According to Torrent Freak, Rose has issued a series of DMCA …

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