The music Axl Rose makes with his band Guns N’ Roses sounds nothing like the music of Barbra Streisand. I’m guessing he probably doesn’t listen to much music by the singer. Either way, he certainly doesn’t understand the “Streisand effect.”
According to Torrent Freak, a company working on behalf of Axl Rose has been trying to remove an unflattering photo of the Guns N’ Roses frontman that has been used to make fun of the singer’s weight. The photo, which was originally published by the Winnipeg Free Press in 2010 (a time when Rose sightings were much rarer) features a scowling, mustachioed Rose with a bit more chub in his cheeks than fans from the early ‘90s were used to. The pic spawned a meme – referred to as “Fat Axl Rose” – where internet funny guys added text to the image with lines such as “oh, oh, oh, oh, sweet piles of pie” and “take me down to the bakery city where the pies have cream and the cakes are tasty.” Actually, that second one isn’t too shabby.