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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
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