Celebrities are not immune to the selfie craze, but is it just being used as another medium to get publicity? After all, as the saying goes, there is no bad publicity – publicity is publicity.
This may be the case, but some of these celebrity selfies could quite possibly change the way even some diehard fans would view their idol.
Rihanna posted this selfie with a Slow Loris from Southeast Asia. This cute little animal is a protected species and it is illegal to own one. This selfie of Rihanna gained a lot of attention in the press and even resulted in the police getting wind of it and they promptly put the owners of the endangered animal behind bars! This is not just controversy but insensitive, particularly when the plight of endangered animals are getting a lot of attention in the media worldwide!
Kim Kardashian Selfies
Kim seems to always make headlines no matter what she does, so when she takes selfies, you know that they are going to raise eyebrows! She even gets two entries in our article for these controversial selfies!
The first one is of her displaying her pregnant body for the world to see, with not much left to the imagination!
Kim Kardashian’s second slot for our article is this hot selfie of her flaunting her post-pregnancy body. The picture took the world by storm and became the topic of discussion on various social platforms across the globe, so much so that this selfie coined the term ‘belfie’ (buttock selfie). Nobody can deny that Kim Kardashian is a trend setter!
Madonna posted this selfie displaying her hairy armpit! Come on Madge! Nobody wants to see that! Maybe it is her way of protesting for womens rights, but I think there are better ways to get your point across!
President Obama Selfie
Obama shows that the art of the inappropriate selfie is not just the domain of the glamorous celebrities from sound and stage!
Here he is partaking a selfie with British Prime Minister David Cameron and Denmark’s Prime Minister Helle Thorning Schmidt and this no less at a memorial service for Nelson Mandela – what is supposed to be a sombre occasion where one should show some respect.
The technology of the smartphone has put a camera and the internet at our fingertips at all times, in every situation. Places and situations that previously were considered private and personal are now public domain! It has become a global culture that seems to unify the global population in their desire to be noticed. Whatever our reasons, the selfie culture is an addictive one, and the internet community cannot get enough of it!
The selfie phenomenon is here to stay and that fact will ensure that reporters and news platforms will never be short of headlines! There will always be a celebrity taking a selfie which causes themselves or someone else some embarrassment, providing juicy controversial material for the press and entertainment for the rest of the internet community!
Keep on snapping those selfies!