Brian May is furious after he's kicked off Instagram

Rocker said woman accused him of copyright violation

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Queen rocker Brian May has hit out at woman named Barbara Kremer who got him kicked off Instagram.

The guitarist had shared a photo of himself onstage on his social media website, only for him to be reported by the woman for 'copyright violation'.

After getting his account restored, May shared a screen grab of the Instagram notification, alongside a lengthy rant at the woman in question.

He wrote: "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.

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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"So, rather than write to me and say 'dear Brian – you seem to have forgotten to credit me on this picture', this person reported me to Instagram and they not only took the picture down but disabled my whole account until I'd dealt with the issue."

May then accused Kremer of exploiting his likeness to make money: "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."

The musician vowed to throw Kremer out of any future Queen concert.