Condemns Teenage Trend of ‘Selfies’ at Funerals

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Business Insider published an article entitled “Teenagers Are Taking Selfies At Funerals — And A New Tumblr Has The Entire Cringeworthy Collection” on October 29, 2013 that brought to late a new trend among teenagers to snap ‘selfies’ at funerals and post to social media sites. In the wake of such news, condemns the current trend of ‘selfies’ and instead promotes a respectful environment for those in mourning.

On October 29, 2013, Business Insider published “Teenagers Are Taking Selfies At Funerals — And A New Tumblr Has The Entire Cringeworthy Collection”, an article that reports of a new trend among teenagers to share ‘selfies at funerals’ via social media networks. In light of this growing trend, condemns the disrespectful action and urges teenagers to be more considerate of family and friends in mourning.

Caroline Moss describes ‘Selfies at Funerals’, a new collection of photographs on Tumblr, and provides a few examples of the obviously disrespectful pictures posted by teens to websites such as Instagram and Twitter. Scrolling through the images reveals a look into the narcissistic tendencies that are apparently too tempting to resist.

Considering that teenagers are involved, most posts are rather innocent with the purpose being to show off a good hair day or what the teen looks like dressed up. However, friends and family of the deceased are finding the pictures disturbing and disrespectful of the grief they are experiencing.

In response, agrees that the latest collection on Tumblr is filled with instances of disrespect. While teenagers are prone to test boundaries, the digital and widespread nature of social media sites means that friends and family of the deceased are likely to see that image. Out of respect for those in mourning, teenagers and adults with poor judgement should refrain from posting ‘selfies’ at funerals.

For those planning and considering the financial aspects of a funeral as well as how to grieve in a respectable manner, suggests this website about mourning, burials, and insurance.

An article in Business Insider reveals a new trend by teenagers to take ‘selfies’ at funerals that is on display in a Tumblr collection. agrees with Caroline Moss that the act of taking ‘selfies’ at funerals is disrespectful and inappropriate behavior that should be avoided.

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