And someone called Barbara...
'Bohemian Rhapsody'

Queen guitarist Brian May received a temporary ban from Instagram - for posting a photo he was in.

The guitarist is a noted social media user, diving into those platforms as a means of communicating with fans.

Sharing an old picture he found of himself on Instagram, Brian May was surprised to discover that the photographer had reported him for a missing credit - and as a result, he was banned from the platform.

“Well this is what I woke up to,” he told fans. “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!”

Claiming he feels "violated" Brian May went on to say that the photographer would not now be welcome at his live shows.

Check out the full message 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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