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  • Yes absolutely. It's offensive and done in bad taste.

    3 8.82%
  • I find it very distasteful, but I'm pretending I'm not personally affected.

    2 5.88%
  • eh... I can understand people being offended but I really just don't care.

    12 35.29%
  • No, people can't tell people when to smile in pictures or not. It's just a picture.

    16 47.06%
  • I probably would have done this tbh.

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    Default Is taking a selfie at a concentration camp offensive?

    http://www.buzzfeed.com/rachelzarrel...iting?s=mobile

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    Basically this tween girl went to a concentration camp, tweeted a photo of her smiling, and a month later everyone is super pissed.

    She claims that her father and her wanted to visit it together, but he died before he made it so she was smiling for him.

    No right or wrong answer here.. I'd prefer to hear from people personally affected by WW2 concentration camps somehow. .. similar to how the opinion of native Americans matter more to me on if the word redskin is offensive. But feel free to vote and participate anyways.
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    I don't think it's offensive. Bunch of oversensitive bastards, not like she honored the killings or anything. Even then - to each his and her own. Someone having a wrongful opinion doesn't hinder the fight for objective fairness! It just makes the person look stupid.

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    No... especially because she's a tween. I have a way of breaking out into laughter at inappropriate times, myself.

    Once, in high school, someone gave a report about some earthquake in some other part of the world. My mind was elsewhere, as it often is, and I busted out into laughter. Thank God I never had to attend many religious services, or I don't know what I would have done.

    There's so much stuff that's actually wrong with the world that I find it curious that people focus on trivial incidents like this, where no harm was intended, and no harm was actually done.
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    What bothers me is the fact that people say you have to be sad at a site or an event cause something tragic happened. That's not really how things work. You actually have to laugh during tragedies (not in a disrespectful way) and plus she wasn't alive during wwII so she doesn't know anyone who was in the camp. It's terrible that it happened. that's like me crying because one of your grandma's passed I've never met her. and yeah I'm not happy about it but I'm also not sad nor mourning because I never met her so therefore can't miss her.
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    Quote Originally Posted by msg_v2 View Post
    There's so much stuff that's actually wrong with the world that I find it curious that people focus on trivial incidents like this, where no harm was intended, and no harm was actually done.
    Because it gives them something to do, that to them, seems important. So they can have a nice moral outrage at something insignificant and they don't even have to get up from their chairs.

    Much easier than actually having to sacrifice comfort for a bit of change in the world. Think of it as the emotional equivalent of shaking a big bunch of car keys in front of a babies face.

    Not that I'm doing much to help the world either, but hey, this is my lazy 'sitting-on-the-chair-moralising-about-skewed-priorties' moment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AffirmitiveAnxiety View Post
    Because it gives them something to do, that to them, seems important. So they can have a nice moral outrage at something insignificant and they don't even have to get up from their chairs.

    Much easier than actually having to sacrifice comfort for a bit of change in the world. Think of it as the emotional equivalent of shaking a big bunch of car keys in front of a babies face.

    Not that I'm doing much to help the world either, but hey, this is my lazy 'sitting-on-the-chair-moralising-about-skewed-priorties' moment.
    I think the same thing. And yeah, I don't do much to help the world, either. The only people who I could see who might actually be offended by this is a survivor, and how many of them are on Twitter? I wouldn't even know where this photo was taken if that information wasn't provided.

    Quote Originally Posted by prplchknz
    What bothers me is the fact that people say you have to be sad at a site or an event cause something tragic happened. That's not really how things work. You actually have to laugh during tragedies (not in a disrespectful way
    Agreed. This is why I like the Irish attitude towards funerals.

    It's kind of a tangent, but I think gallows humor is a valuable coping mechanism.
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    Quote Originally Posted by msg_v2 View Post


    Agreed. This is why I like the Irish attitude towards funerals.

    It's kind of a tangent, but I think gallows humor is a valuable coping mechanism.
    *googles irish funeral*
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    Quote Originally Posted by msg_v2 View Post
    Agreed. This is why I like the Irish attitude towards funerals.

    It's kind of a tangent, but I think gallows humor is a valuable coping mechanism.
    Yeah it's just one of those things, you can't tell people how to feel. Although some people try really hard.
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    "selfie" is such an annoyingly loaded word now. she took a picture at a historic site to commemorate her visit. this has been happening for, like, ever. now instead of getting it developed and putting in a family photo album, we take a selfie and put it on twitter. whatever.
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