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A Melbourne, Australia man learns the hard way not to take selfies in Target.


One of the universe's most hated villains posing with Darth Vader. (via Naked Security)

What should have been a fun photo to surprise his children with turned into a social media minefield for one Australian man. While shopping in a Target store in Knox, a Melbourne suburb, the man spotted a cardboard cut-out of Darth Vader. Knowing his three kids are into the geek stuff, the man thought he would pose in front of the Sith lord to take his very first "selfie," or a cell phone self portrait photograph, as we used to call them in 2009.

This particular cardboard Vader was right across from a video screen playing "Frozen." Like all video screens playing "Frozen," there were unattended children glued to it. Our selfie-snapper told the children "I'll only be a second, I'm taking a selfie to send to my kids," then took his fun photo and went on his way. Soon, his face was all over Facebook, and not in a fun way.

Sources: Naked Security | The Daily Mail