The Worst Selfie Anyone Could Ever Take

Todd-Spence by Todd-Spence on Dec. 04, 2013

from Todd Spence

A group of people noticed something strange happening on the Brooklyn Bridge and realized it was a suicide attempt.  Horrified, most people gathered around watching as this awful situation took place.

This young woman on the other hand saw it as an attempt to take a selfie, which I'm sure she then posted to facebook and God knows whatever other social media sites she is on, finding the situation I can only assume as amusing. 

 

The above photo was captured by a journalist also watching the suicide attempt unfold when he noticed a blonde woman wearing a white scarf take out her phone and decide to take a picture of herself.  She's not even making a disgusted face, almost smirking about it.  Just lovely.  The journalist claims there was no mistaking that she knew she was taking a selfie with a suicide attempt in the background, especially with the amount of commotion happening around them.

The image was then printed on the New York Post today.

 

 

Seriously, who would want to SHARE such a moment?  The young man was escorted down by police eventually.  And lucky for her, she is getting more attention than what her personal social media needs could ever possibly achieve.

106 comments
Kareem Munroe
Kareem Munroe

For those of you that have some sort of social defect. It was a joke, an observation exaggerated for effect. I have read the article, nor do I care about what this person did. Oh my, a human is doing something callow and selfish? Alert the media, cause this won't happen again for another thirty seconds. The next time people want to comment on my ability to read you should perhaps first learn how to write a properly structured sentence, with capitals and correct punctuation. By the way Devon, an ellipsis is three periods like so...

W-Joe-Deshotel-975
W-Joe-Deshotel-975 User

Wait isn't this the same publication whose photog snapped a pic of the man falling to his death on the NYC subway? Yes, yes it is.

Josh Myers
Josh Myers

uh break.com, we have to break up... you show the stupidest shit... goodbye

Solo-Habib-611
Solo-Habib-611 User

Just another hipster from the Midwest, Vermont, or somewhere in the South. She is more than likely not a native to NYC. 

Michael Lampp
Michael Lampp

This is what the media decides to talk about, to keep us away from the real news going on. The USA kills people innocent people everyday in other countries, not in the main stream media. Girl takes pic, in the news. Am I the only one who has a problem with this?

Whateverwhocare
Whateverwhocare User

If she could have done something about it I might care but nope.

Erin Erin
Erin Erin

To me, the way she's holding her phone doesn't even look like she's really taking a selfie. The whole think (except the suicide attempt) stinks of fakery.

Kieran Torr
Kieran Torr

That's not a selfie !! In this pic someone is taking a pic of her

Kenneth Judson
Kenneth Judson

Who gives a shit if he wanted to jump he would have. Wish he did !

Harry Arnott
Harry Arnott

I totally would have done the same. Legendary selfie!

kingadjon
kingadjon User

This is stupid and everyone is now stupider for having seen it.

Gretchen Schneider
Gretchen Schneider

Isn't it sicker that someone (a "journalist" no less) took a picture of this idiot taking a selfie? Not to mention, the Post sticking it on the cover chastising this woman instead of taking the opportunity and valuable cover space to talk about real issues like suicide, depression and mental illness. Of course it's the Post, so I wouldn't expect anything less.

RegisterJ
RegisterJ User

What about the ass hat that took the photo of the girl taking a selfie?  He's not an ass hole for selling his picture of her doing this for $$$$ to the press?

Brandon Hanks
Brandon Hanks

And quit hating on photographers. They are just doing their job. Its just a picture people. Capturing a moment in time. Don't kill 'hate' the messanger.

Brandon Hanks
Brandon Hanks

The fact that the photographer got the hi res shot where you can see what is going on in the background is interesting. Bet that you can't even tell what is going on in the background from her "selfie" shot. Also in her defense, she is blonde and not making a duck face! Circumstance people!

Graham Wangman
Graham Wangman

Um so what! I hate reporters that make assumptions, your a typical idiot. You say a lot without actually knowing all the facts. Then post it to media yourself to sensationalize the events in whatever ridiculously obscure way you think will get attention. Your no better than someone trying to commit suicide in public, in fact your worse. Your a scumbag reporter.

Adam Heath
Adam Heath

Journalist taking photos of suicide attempt to sell papers ridicules girl taking selfie. Seriously? Think about it before jumping on the hate bandwagon

Matthew Gentle
Matthew Gentle

I think that's what would have been called in the 90's a total Bitch

Kenneth M Burgess
Kenneth M Burgess

There was no other mention of a "Suicide Attempt" by any other news outlet in New York on the day of this Post cover!!!

Crystal Bax
Crystal Bax

Not a real selfie, as its not a pic coming from her phone. N bout the dude n two cops on the bridge...maybe he wasn't trying to commit suicide. Maybe he just wanted to climb to the top and take in the view. The cops are prolly there to arrest him being that its prolly illegal to climb up there. Celebrities climbed up that bridge all the time. Brendon Fraiser did on George of the jungle. Although that was prolly green screened. Still makes people wanna try it themselves.

Darren
Darren

pfft like a journalist reporting about a suicide attempt isn't exploiting the vulnerable man for views and shit? shitting on the blonde doesn't make you better fuckhead

Numax-Radcliffe-380
Numax-Radcliffe-380 User

Turn it up, I would jump off that bridge for fun seriously, suicide attempts lol why do they always fail, i mean you have fucked everything else up in your life for fuck sake get one thing right :)


John Stirzaker
John Stirzaker

its hardley a selfie you can see her fucking phone.

John Smiddy Smith
John Smiddy Smith

Seriously, the media complaining about this woman when most media types are mercenaries who would love a shot of someone attempting a suicide jump. The media thrive on this kind of thing. I'm not saying she's right, but I AM saying who are the media to judge her. Vultures! And before you judge, picture princess Diana's car wreck photos. Those pics were taken just minutes after it happened.

graf85
graf85 User

Lol, its only a selfie if you take the picture yourselfe! The Picture in the Newspaper is clearly made from another person. Perhaps from a New York Post journalist??

I bet from her angle (her Phone) your probably couldn't see the man on the bridge... but who cares... right?

Varg Forseth
Varg Forseth

Clearly Photoshopped by the japanese people to make suicide more Popular. Hoax!

Lacy-Marie-306
Lacy-Marie-306 User

Bet you anything if this was a man taking a selfie of a woman trying to commit suicide, all hell would break loose and none of the people ridiculing the guy who "attempted" suicide or saying that the woman isn't deserving of being put down  would be as dismissive as they are.

Jose Martinez
Jose Martinez

that is no damn selfie get the fuck outta here with that shit

Chris Sult
Chris Sult

Seems a little staged. It seems to me that she would have noticed the photographer snapping the picture of her, so wouldn't the photographer have to arrange for her to pose with her iPhone? In which case, he is every bit as low as the woman. This also raises the question of whether there was even a suicide attempt in the first place. All searches direct me to this story. Are we really relying on the journalistic integrity of the NEW YORK POST?!

Mr_Tideman
Mr_Tideman User

Suicide attempt, what is that bullshit?  You either do it or you don't.  A suicide "attempt" is nothing but attention-whoring.  Call it what it is:  FAIL, and a pathetic lame-assed one at that.

wobuddy
wobuddy

@graf85 "The above photo was captured by a journalist also watching the suicide attempt unfold"

confirmed.. you're definitely right. good job