It doesn’t get more self-indulgent than this.
While the rest of the world was concerned about the well being of the hostages at the Lindt Cafe in Sydney, Australia, some heartless individuals posed for selfies at the scene.
Some made sure to get television cameras in the shot with them while others smiled happily.
As the individuals posted their pictures to Twitter and Instagram they were met with fierce backlash.
Now I’ve sent it all… father has brought his two young girls to pose and take pictures at hostage scene #sydneysiege pic.twitter.com/s5tCMK5SO9
— Mark Di Stefano (@MarkDiStef) December 15, 2014
I think the selfie thing may have reached its nadir with the Sydney cafe siege.
— Jojo Moyes (@jojomoyes) December 15, 2014
People taking selifies in front of the Sydney hostage location. Modern era’s narcissism reaches new low: http://t.co/ZIFAqNIGdK
— Alex Kantrowitz (@Kantrowitz) December 15, 2014
#sydneysiege The shameful selfie takers should be named an shamed, a Hostage lost their life!: http://t.co/bgj3OvTrT4 …
— Tony Dortie (@TonyDortie) December 15, 2014
Idiots are found everywhere. Some Aussies were clicking selfies outside the cafe where hostages were held http://t.co/sinMEVgZqW
— Rahul Roushan (@rahulroushan) December 15, 2014
Full of disrespect, taking a selfie at the Sydney siege was totally uncalled for
— CB (@ChloeMarsden__) December 15, 2014
@markhillary Selfie people at #sydneysiege scene now have identified themselves for a slap from every normal person in Sydney.
— Steve Cockayne (@Scoutbloke) December 15, 2014
So folk over at Sydney were taking selfies… whilst outside the hostage building. I think we can finally repurpose those selfie sticks now
— Blair Gibson (@gibson_blair) December 15, 2014
A twisted and perverted display of self-importance.
It’s not like they were at Nelson Mandel’s funeral or something.
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