Sometimes, it’s good to be reminded of the destructive power of the selfie.
A new Tumblr called “Selfies At Serious Places” does just that. It’s exactly how it sounds: people taking close up pictures of their faces with an incredibly inappropriate backdrop. Seriously though: what goes through your mind when you tweet a picture of yourself posing in the gas chamber at Auschwitz? Come on.
Other choice locations include the Anne Frank house, the Berlin Holocaust memorial, Chernobyl, the 9/11 memorial and Pearl Harbor.
Get it together people.
Selfie from the gas chamber in Auschwitz. #selfie#respectpic.twitter.com/OboL4Kfuby ampmdash; John Quirke (@Qu1rke) July 11, 2013
Anne Frank House car window selfie with @DungeonsofRap! pic.twitter.com/O1DlsAjLMU ampmdash; Jake Ware (@JacobWare95) June 6, 2013
Taking the selfie to radioactive levels :P #chernobylpic.twitter.com/nZM6xi120Lampmdash; Jake Fletcher (@Jake_Fletcher_) June 5, 2013
Via [The Daily Dot]
When Selfies Get Out of Control
Anne Cohen was the Forward’s deputy digital media editor. When she’s not looking for the secret Jewish history of Voodoo in New Orleans, or making lists about Ruth Bader Ginsburg, she writes for The Assimilator. She graduated from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism with an M.S. magazine concentration in 2012.