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post #4921 of 5456
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Originally Posted by Harold falcon View Post

No, a selfie at a concentration camp is in poor taste. Period.

Imagine if the mobile phones were there in WWII...uhoh.gif
post #4922 of 5456
There's actually a bit of a back story to that pic that takes some of the ickyness out of it. The girl in the picture shared a love of history with her now-dead father, and the Holocaust was the last topic they covered before his death. The Auschwitz selfie was taken on the one-year anniversary of his death, and it was meant to be a sort of tribute to him.

The picture is still sort of uncomfortable on its own, but I think the context is pretty critical. Maybe still not in the best of taste, but it's a far cry from the way that girl has been portrayed as a tone-deaf millennial making of light of tragedy
post #4923 of 5456
I think the context certainly makes it less bad. I read an interview with her, and I think part of the problem is that she thinks of Auschwitz as having its own private meaning for her, and she can't understand why people don't appreciate that. I encounter that kind of attitude in my students a lot: what a text means is what it means to them, and there's just nothing more to say about it. But that's not how meaning works.

I think the two minutes of hate she's been subjected to is pretty inappropriate as well.

EDIT: I just read a bit more. It looks like she thinks it's neat that she's famous now. Ugh.
Edited by L'Incandescent - 7/25/14 at 8:03am
post #4924 of 5456
I don't really think it's "icky" or evil, but kind of clueless, tone-deaf and tacky. In other words, "millenial"
post #4925 of 5456
Stupid Millenials..

Thank god I'm not one of them.
post #4926 of 5456
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

I think the context certainly makes it less bad. I read an interview with her, and I think part of the problem is that she thinks of Auschwitz as having its own private meaning for her, and she can't understand why people don't appreciate that. I encounter that kind of attitude in my students a lot: what a text means is what it means to them, and there's just nothing more to say about it. But that's not how meaning works.

This is probably a good object lesson for millenials: not everything has to be public.
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I think the two minutes of hate she's been subjected to is pretty inappropriate as well.

EDIT: I just read a bit more. It looks like she thinks it's neat that she's famous now. Ugh.

I do too. I hate the way people pile on strangers they will never meet in such a nasty way. A good portion of the people attacking her are no better than her, in the sense that they are forgetting this is a real person and not an image macro that they can downvote.
post #4927 of 5456
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Originally Posted by js4design View Post

Have we finally found your line?


I didn't say it should be illegal. Lots of things in poor taste shouldn't be illegal.
post #4928 of 5456
... cry.gif

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post #4929 of 5456
That is an excellent premise for a sitcom
post #4930 of 5456
that motherfucker
post #4931 of 5456
I would not watch that sitcom. Unless they were all killed by meteorites.
post #4932 of 5456
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Originally Posted by Harold falcon View Post

I would not watch that sitcom. Unless they were all killed by meteorites.

God damn it, spoiler that shit.




The Kristin Bell Mary Poppins spoof minimum wage thing that's apparently "trending" on FB at the moment really sucks.
post #4933 of 5456
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Originally Posted by lawyerdad View Post

God damn it, spoiler that shit.




The Kristin Bell Mary Poppins spoof minimum wage thing that's apparently "trending" on FB at the moment really sucks.

Dear fuck, just watched that. What ignorant shit.
post #4934 of 5456
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Originally Posted by munchausen View Post

I don't really think it's "icky" or evil, but kind of clueless, tone-deaf and tacky. In other words, "millenial"

Couldn't agree more...

Self-centered also..
post #4935 of 5456
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