Queen's Brian May Tears Into Photographer Who Shut Down His Instagram

November 13, 2017
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Brian May of Queen is a very friendly and courteous guy. But inconvenience him in any way, shape or form, and he will go scorched Earth on you like a gentleman.

May is an incredibly busy person. When he's not running his band or advising production for the upcoming Freddie Mercury biopic, he doubles as an astrophysicist. So it's fair to say that there are not many gaps in his schedule.

But when a photographer disables his personal Instagram account because he forgot to credit her, we learn just how valuable Brian May's time truly is.

"Well this is what I woke up to. How RUDE!" May wrote. "I'm usually very careful to credit anyone whose photos I post - but in this case, at the end of the day, I must have forgotten. So, rather than write to me and say "dear Brian- you seem to have forgotten to credit me on this picture", this person - Barbara Kremer is her name - reported me to Instagram and they not only took the picture down but disabled my whole account until I'd dealt with the issue - which took about 45 minutes of my time that I could not afford because the link refused to work on my phone."

Read Brian's full rant below!

Well this is what I woke up to. How RUDE ! I'm usually very careful to credit anyone whose photos I post - but in this case, at the end of the day, I must have forgotten. So, rather than write to me and say "dear Brian- you seem to have forgotten to credit me on this picture", this person - Barbara Kremer is her name - reported me to Instagram and they not only took the picture down but disabled my whole account until I'd dealt with the issue - which took about 45 minutes of my time that I could not afford because the link refused to work on my phone. What an incredibly unfriendly act from you, Barbara ! You not only took my picture and are evidently exploiting my image, and making money off me without so much as a 'by your leave' - but you actually stop me using a picture of myself ! What a crazy world we live in these days. All I can say is that if you feel you were 'violated', I feel pretty violated myself. To the point where If I ever discover that you are at one of our concerts in future, look out, because, logically, I will be tempted to have you thrown out. Well, Good Morning !!! Bri

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