I’ve gotten used to putting the word “selfie” in quotation marks, but now that it’s a full-blown word, I don’t have to do it anymore. We’ve heard a lot about smartphone self-portraits this year, but today there’s one on the cover of the New York Post.
A man on the Brooklyn Bridge was considering suicide while authorities tried to talk him down. A female bystander decided to take a selfie with the scene in the background. At that moment, a photojournalist grabbed a shot of her in the act. That photo ended up on the cover of the New York Post with a shaming headline.
The woman preferred not to identify herself, which was probably a smart move on her part, but the internet is _very _ good at solving mysteries, so we wouldn’t be surprised if she were to be identified sooner than later.
It’s an interesting scenario that’s playing out. Is it stupid to take a photo of yourself in front of a scene like that? I think so. But, what if the woman was simply taking a photo of the scene without injecting herself into it?
What do you think? Does she deserve a front-page call-out?