Brian May of Queen apparently got pretty upset at a news cameraman filming him as he signed autographs for fans in Brisbane, Australia.
In a video posted to YouTube May turned to the 7NEWS Brisbane cameraman and said, "You've gotta stop that because I ain't doing this." The cameraman continued filming and once again May asked him to stop. Then the guitarist moved toward the cameraman and said, "All right, is this going to get ugly? Because you put it down now or else something ugly happens. Do you understand? You stop now. I'm serious, I'm deadly serious."
The cameraman did put the news camera away but pulled out his phone to film May.Brian then said, "Oh, the guy's doing it on his phone now. You're so clever, aren't you? What a parasite you are. Just leave us alone, will you? Do you not understand? All right, all right. You go away now!"
May then apologized to the fans as he left the airport in a car. "I'm sorry it was made ugly by this guy." May and Queen are playing a show in Brisbane Thursday.
May wrote in a series of Instagram posts on Wednesday, saying "I’ve interacted with literally thousands of news reporters, photographers and cameramen over the last 50 years. I’m not exactly known for being aggressive, even in the face of provocation, but this guy caught me unawares – one of the rudest and most disrespectful video cameramen I’ve ever encountered."
He wrapped up saying, "Tonight I still feel bruised, but finally being able to write this is a kind of therapy. I had to make my side of the story known. Being disrespected so publicly takes a little while to get over."