Compelling photo evidence for why we need a No Selfie Day

  • People
  • Thursday, 16 Mar 2017

This is not the time for a selfie. Lets hope he got away in time Photo: Instagram

Put down that smartphone and step away from the camera – because today is international No Selfie Day (March 16). That's right, and we've put together compelling evidence why snapping your own picture with your mobile device and posting it on social media can result in the biggest viral mistake of your life.

#1. The Overexposed/NSFW Selfie 

When you’re in a bathroom or the toilet or even your bedroom and you're taking a selfie, put your pants on or wear your knickers – and make sure the mirror is in FRONT of you. Unless, of course, you're taking a photo of your crotch or your butt for your Tinder date or Grindr hook-up. And another thing, flush the bowl or keep the seat down! Ain't nobody got time for that.

If youre taking a bathroom selfie, be sure to keep your pants on, and make sure the mirrors behind you dont reflect more than youre willing to show.
Pants on the ground, pants on the ground, looking like a fool with your pants on the ground.

When taking that bathroom selfie, make sure your toilets flushed
Girl, nobody needs to see your business.

#2. The Photobombed/WTF Selfie

Some photobombs are funny, others can be awkward and painful. Always check around you for unwanted intruders like naked sunbathers, animals humping or animals taking a dump. And for that matter, taking a selfie with the homeless while you look all superior is shameless, embarrassing (for you) and a completely a-hole thing to do.

We hope you did something to help the homeless man besides just taking that selfie. Photo: Instagram
Some kind of privilege hard at work.

A selfie poking fun or making light of anothers misfortune, is definitely a no-no, just like this one with a homeless man in the background. Photo: Instagram

#3. The Disaster Zone/SMH Selfie 

When you're in a disaster zone, the common sense thing to do is run for cover or help those who need it. Nowadays, however, the natural response is to whip out your phone and take a selfie – like this cheerful gentleman posing with a tornado, or that fireman's LMAO selfie in front of a blazing inferno. Your friends might Like your picture with an LOL or give your post a thumbs-up, but everyone else will be hoping you don't get out of there in time.

This is not the time for a selfie. Lets hope he got away in time Photo: Instagram
It's OK, it's perfectly safe to stand he.... (whoosh)!

Arent you supposed to be saving lives, no selfie-ing in front of the fire? Photo: Instagram
This hot fireman got burned on social media for his selfie.

#4. The 'I See Dead People'/FFS Selfie 

This one's a no-brainer. Then again, if everyone did think twice about their selfies, there wouldn't be a need for a No Selfie Day, would there? True, families do take photos or make videos of a funeral to preserve a memory of the deceased. But you just don’t take a selfie with a corpse and post it on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. Italian nurse Daniella Poggiali learned that the hard way when she uploaded pictures of her smiling and posing with a couple of dead bodies. She was soon arrested for the murder of her patients. Technically this wasn't a selfie, but you get the point.

Nurse Daniela Poggiali in Lugo, Italy, posing with her dead patient. She was subsequently arrested for the murder of several of her patients. OK, so this is not really a selfie as its taken by another person. But, hopefully the point gets through - photos with corpses, definitely a no-no, whether selfie or not.
Daniella Poggiali was a killer nurse – and here's the picture to prove it.

This man received a lot of flak for posting a selfie with his dead uncles corpse. Photo: Facebook
That's your sad face?

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