Selfies, as most Instagram users have helped popularize, are increasingly – and notoriously, often – taking place in nearly all facets of our lives. We have seen people self-posing themselves with oftentimes farcical, and mostly ridiculous, expressions, all the more bizarre with unrecognizable body-language patterns. We have also seen an increasing number of people taking selfies on historical sites (someone even curates all those pictures into his Tumblr blog). But then, who can imagine if people are self-imposing themselves on cellphone cameras while listening to eulogies?
Some of them may probably create an argument under the rationale that ‘they are taking such pictures out of final respect they want to show for their deceased beloved ones’, but still, either you take pictures on Anne Frank Museum or a nuclear-contaminated ghost town, or that you pose your smiling face together with your beloved’s coffin, when moments supposed to be solemn for contemplation lose their credence for such phenomenon, what does ‘being solemn’ mean, anyway?
And get prepared for full outrage on Selfies at Funeral.