I Despise Selfies

To put it more politely than I would like, I despise “selfies”, you know those awful photos that warp the face; unknowing to individuals, who feel they need to show off but end up doing the opposite instead. Selfies to me reflect over-inflated egos, conceit, lack of self control, and impatience. Why not wait until there is a person around to take a photo of yourself so you can post it instead? The same goes for posting photos of tattoos while they are still red and inflamed from the needle that created them; let them heal, have some patience! As far as selfies go, they reflect a camera angle similar to the famous “The Dog” phenomena series trend that was around a few years ago. “The Dog” series shows a photo of a dog’s face so close up you can see up its snout. These dog photos give a warped view of the dog’s face creating a funny looking pup, so cute you have to giggle. Selfies have a similar warp to them because the person taking them is holding the camera and can only reach away as far as the arm can reach.

So why do seemingly beautiful people post these awful photos of themselves? I personally have a family member that has professional photos that are spectacular, but this family member does not post these photos, they post only selfies which are not flattering and in fact take away from the beauty.

I suppose beauty is in the eye of the beholder right?  To each there own I guess. It just seems like the person in the selfie is desperate and seems to be calling out ” aren’t I pretty?” The pouting lip selfies are even more desperate. Maybe it is a youth thing as I don’t typically see people over middle age posting selfies.

I guess it is a trend thing just like every era has. In my era glamour photos were the trend. These glamour photos are now made fun of on television shows like Ellen. Everything has a time and place where we as humans feel good about something and look back after years gone by and laugh at ourselves. Recently, I have seen the trend of ugly Christmas sweater parties. These sweaters were once a treasured fashion statement during the Christmas season. Hopefully selfies will soon be on the list of awful trends gone by. 

2 thoughts on “I Despise Selfies

  1. I am having to discover the world of “selfies”, at the age of 38. I hate them. I hate the way I look in them. I hate the fact that I have to even take them. However, for what I do, I need pictures to sell products. Unfortunately, I HATE having my picture taken, and am very picky. Therefore, my husband isn’t willing to take the 25 pictures I *think* I need, so that I might find the ONE that will make me happy. My kids? Only if I truly want the close up of my nose shot that you reference…..
    Now, that pouty duck face thing? Nope. Never. Will not do it. I may not have Angelina Jolie lips, but I refuse to try and make it look like I do!

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