Selfies at Funerals is a Tumblr curated by Fast Company senior editor, Jason Feifer and it is probably one of the most pathetic displays of narcissism I’ve ever seen. A funeral is where you celebrate the life of someone who has recently deceased. It’s where you mourn the loss of a loved one or someone who was beloved. A funeral is a place where you pay respect to not only a real human being who has lived a life but to the idea of life itself, its temporality, beauty and inevitable loss. Funerals are not a place where you make an upside down duckface into your iPhone camera so that you look sad. Funerals are not a place for group selfies and it is certainly not OK to have your deceased grandma “photobomb” you in the background.
Has narcissism really come this far that we are so obsessed with ourselves we are bored of actual, real, tangible death in front of us? Is death not cute enough? Are you upset that this “party” isn’t about you but someone else for a change? What motivates these people to take selfies at funerals? Other than pure insensitivity and jerkishness? See the rest of the photos here.