Sunday 19 November 2017

#FuneralSelfie is the latest inappropriate trend

Photos shows teenagers and young adults in front of caskets

Clare Cullen

Clare Cullen

Following on from the dangerous trend of #DrivingSelfie, Instagram users are now posting 'selfies' from funerals.

The latest inappropriate social media trend entails young social media users posting photos of themselves posting in front of caskets at funerals.

Most #funeralselfies include the casket or mourners in the background, but some are taken in the bathroom during the funeral to show off the poster's outfit.

The trend came to light when a Tumblr page (Selfies At Funerals) was created to collate and share the images.

See below for our gallery on some of the most inappropriate #FuneralSelfies posted to Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram.

This trend follows on from #DrivingSelfies, the act of 'Instagramming' a 'Selfie' while driving.

According to the Huffington Post, there are "more than 3,500" pictures tagged with #DrivingSelfie searchable on Instagram.

'Selfies' are portrait shots of the uploader, which are then uploaded to social media sites. Selfies are an 'art' in themselves, often being re-taken multiple times until the uploader is convinced that they look 'hot' in the photograph.

Poses including the 'duck face' and the 'peace sign' are widespread in the selfie genre, which found a home on photo-filter app Instagram.

Instagram is a public social network. Users that post to Instagram and then share the photo to Facebook lose the privacy protection of Facebook due to Instagram's public nature and Terms and Conditions.


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