Harry Styles Was Asked For A Selfie At A Horrible Time

We all love a selfie, right? But it seems sometimes, selfies can go too far.

One person who’s experienced this is Gemma Styles, Harry’s older sister and a writer over at The Debrief.

The 25-year-old has penned an article for the site, in which she explores whether there are occasions that should be deemed ‘inappropriate’ for snapping yourself.

Harry Styles’ older sister Gemma is a writer


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Now, as the sibling of a One Direction megastar, Gemma will be aware of the lengths fans are prepared to go to in order to get a photo with their idol.

But even she was a little shocked when this happened during a particularly personal occasion – her grandmother’s funeral.

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Gemma writes: ‘My most frustrating personal experience of this was the ‘friend’/distant relative at my grandma’s funeral who was trying to bring in her granddaughter or niece or someone to have a picture with my brother.

‘At a funeral. Our grandmother’s funeral. ‘Smh’ doesn’t really cover it.’

We can see why she wasn’t impressed.

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Gemma’s thinkpiece came about after news emerged of a passenger taking a selfie with their hijacker on an EgyptAir flight last week.

At the time, many were concerned that the hijacking was a terrorist attack. Thankfully, it turned out that the culprit was actually a man who was willing to go to extreme measures to see his ex-wife.

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However, as Gemma says: ‘I think if we took a poll of yay or nay then ‘while you’re being held hostage during a suspected terror attack’ would probably come up as a losing option. No! Bad time for selfies!

‘I do understand the rise of the selfie. It has essentially replaced the custom of getting an autograph from someone.


‘Now everyone has cameras on them at all times, it’s a more personal way of remembering an occasion when you met someone you admire, fine. But there has got to be a line somewhere.

‘Would you have wanted an autograph from a terrorist hijacker? Or a very troubled non-terrorist hijacker? At the risk of sounding horrendously British – have a bit of bloody decorum, will you?’