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]
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.
When Selfies Get Out of Control