At least 25 people injured?! Where's my selfie stick?!

Remember that gas explosion in New York's East Village last week? You know the one that injured at least twenty-five people and possibly killed two? Yeah, that one. Just so you know, matters of tragedy and human suffering like that are not appropriate opportunities for smiling selfies with all your friends. Don't be these people:

These women are in all likelihood not a bunch of sociopaths. They probably cry and grieve and experience emotional pain like the rest of us. In fact, they're probably crying their eyes out right now over how mean the media is being to them. That because what they are is self-involved. Selfies and selfie-sticks were invented by and for self-involved people like this.

The only problem is that somebody forgot to tell them that taking "Aren't we having a great time in New York City?!" photos in front of sites full of burning humans might actually be damaging to them. If they'd known that they might be hurt by this behavior, I'm sure they would have refrained.

With that in mind, here's a few other occasions that should be considered selfie-unacceptable:

Concentration Camp Tours


Inflight Emergencies




Car Accidents





Sources: EventPhotosNYC | h/t Gothamist