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Selfies of Miscarriage, Death Of Family Members: The New-Age Way of Sharing Grief?

HAROLD: There was a time when people dealt with loss by talking to family and friends and even the family dog. Now it seems, more people are taking to social media to express their grief.

This young lady who apparently suffered a miscarriage, uploaded a selfie of her self sobbing, together with the caption:

“My little angel, papa and mama have kept you at the deepest depths of their heart. Don’t ask me what happened, I’m not too sure what happened too. Please don’t judge me from your perspective because you don’t know me.”

It’s not known if Facebook likes can hasten the recovery of the body, but social support can certainly help victims cope with daunting situations.


What would you do when something like this pops up on your Facebook feed? Like the photo? Comment your condolences?

Another young lady who’s grandmother passed away believed that a selfie with the deceased (rest in peace) was in order, and worth sharing on Facebook.

Commenting on the picture, she said:

“My dearest Ah Ma, I’d still want to be your granddaughter if there’s a next life. Wish you a smooth road ahead, with no more sickness and frustration over family. I and the family will always miss you.”

And other relatives too wanted their moment with the deceased uploaded online.

I’m still grappling with the reasons why anyone would want to post morbid incidents like this on Facebook.

Are we becoming narcissistic to the point where we believe people want to see us posing like that, as though we’re living in a movie-esque world?

What happened to a simple obituary of the deceased, and letting others know how they can go about paying their respects?

For others, the selfie and social media craze got them killed instead.

This Puerto Rican musician was busy taking a selfie and uploading it to Instagram when he crashed his motorcycle, killing himself.

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There were 27 selfie deaths across the world in 2015 and shockingly over half of them happened in India.

Time to stop taking selfies too far and get back to real-life human-to-human interactions?

1 Comment

1 Comment

  1. samtan

    January 18, 2016 at 7:37 pm

    Many people on social medias are still very stupid, I REPEAT, (at times) DAMN BLARDY STUPID.

    This ain’t no selfie, obviously, taken by some others to post on social media to get sympathy and (sometimes) cash donation.

    The smarter ones are those who post those sad, sorrowful sob story to later ask for monetary help.

    With some naive forumers, netters if each were to send them $5, HEY PRESTO !! they become instant millionaire with just a few shed of their borrowed tears.

    We have seen Chow Yuen Fatt in Man In The Net.

    So, don’t be caught in Man in the Internet.

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