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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> Gemma Styles has spoken out on the selfie argument

 

 

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.


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‘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?’