Fat Axl Rose

Fat Axl Rose

Updated Jun 25, 2019 at 04:23PM EDT by Kevinvq2.

Added Jun 06, 2016 at 05:07PM EDT by Don.

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About

Fat Axl Rose is an image macro series based on photographs of Axl Rose, the lead singer of the American rock band Guns Nā€™ Roses, performing on stage with various captions mocking the overweight appearance of the hard rock icon.

Origin

On January 14th, 2010, The Winnipeg Free Press[8] highlighted several pictures taken by photographer Boris Menkevich of Axl Rose performing at a Guns N' Roses concert in Winnipeg, Canada (shown below). The following day, the music news blog The Gauntlet[7] highlighted the photographs in a post titled "OMFG Axl Rose is Fat."


(C) Boris Minkevich

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On October 4th, 2011, Vice[1] highlighted a photograph of Rose performing at a Guns N' Roses concert in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil under the heading "Axl Rose Got Fat" (shown below, left). On October 7th, BuzzFeed highlighted several captioned versions of the photo in a post titled "Fat Axl Is Fat" (shown below, right).


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That day, a page titled "Fat Axl" was launched on Quickmeme.[6] On October 8th, Tumblr[3] user brian-harold-may posted the photo of Rose with the caption "Knock-Knock Knocking / on McDonald's Doors" (shown below, left). On October 10th, UpRoxx[5] published a compilation of Fat Axl Rose memes (shown below, middle, right).


KNOCK-KNOCK KNOCKING ON MCDONALD'S DOORS Used to Love Her Butl Had to Eat Her WELCOME TO THE BAKERY WE'VE GOT PIES AND CAKES

On June 5th, 2012, a Meme Generator[9] page titled "Axl Rose is Fat" was created, containing captioned variations of the Menkevich photographs (shown below).


OH, OH OH, OH WELCOMETO THE BAKERY WEET PIEO MINEDIABEETU WEVE GOT PIESAND CAKE WELCOMETO MCDONALDS TAKE ME DOWN TOTHE BAKERY CITY elcome toMcboma RED HOT CHILIPEPPER WILL BE THERE? ERE THE PIES HAVE CREAM ANDT shai kes! 250 x 250- memegenerator.netCAKES ARE TASTY

On December 8th, 2013, IGN Forums[10] user Last_Poster submitted a post titled "I had no idea Axl Rose got so fat" highlighting the Menkevich photographs. On June 5th, 2015, the tech news site TorrentFreak[8] reported that Rose had issued a DMCA takedown notice to Google, Facebook and YouTube to remove Menkevich's photographs.


DMCA (Copyright) Complaint to Google SENDER Web Sheriff on behalf of Axl Rose [Private] ,., GB Sent on May 31, 2016 RECIPIENT Google [Private] Mountain View, CA, 94043, SUBMITTER Google Received on May 31, 2016 OTHER ENTITIES: PRINCIPAL SUBMITTER Re: Unknown SENT VIA: UNKNOWN NOTICE TYPE: DMCA Copyright claim #1 KIND OF WORK: Unspecified 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. DESCRIPTION ORIGINAL URLS: 01. http://www.gunsnroses.com/ ALLEGEDLY01. http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_vaqCjVyoAc/S1sbjSSh8pl/AAAAAAAAD INFRINGING Ng/hcQcZnjWNqY/s400/Faxl.jpg

On June 6th, Redditor 604national submitted a post about the DMCA notices to the /r/news[2] subreddit, where many readers referenced the phenomenon known as the Streisand Effect in the comments section. In the coming days, several news sites published articles about the takedown notices, including Spin,[11] Consequence of Sound,[12] CNET[13] and Rolling Stone.[14]

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Imperator-Rex
Imperator-Rex

The sad part is that this image is so innocuous that there is no chance in hell that it would have Meme'd the way it is memeing right now if he hadn't tried to take it down.

I mean, the Unflattering Beyonce pic were she is making an involuntary orgasm-face, that might have gone viral even without help, but this picture, in which a 54 year old man doesn't look like he did when he was 20, wouldn't have gone anywhere if not for the inevitable power of the Streisand Effect. When will the media-suicides stop?

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