With the song #selfie being heard everywhere – whether coming from the radio or being blasted by a group of drunk girls, there couldn’t be a more appropriate time to discuss celebrity selfies. The selfie can be used for a variety of reasons: humor, to promote positive self-esteem, or to simply be as narcissistic as possible.
Anna Kendrick/ Humor Selfies
Here’s a girl who knows how to take a selfie. Kendrick is sarcastic in her selfie post and never fails to include a witty, humorous caption along with the image. Among the best are a rainbow filtered selfie with Aubrey Plaza which includes the caption, “She acts all mean and detached but she’s a fucking rainbow-colored softie at heart. #AubreyPlaza #LifeAfterBeth #CameosAreFun.” Another favorite is a mirror selfie of her in grey sweats with the caption, “Sorry for all the sexiness I’m serving in my warming clothes between scenes. #CAKE #WhatsUpLadies #NightShoots #SweatpantTuxedo.”
No Make-Up Selfies
Many celebrities like to add selfies of themselves with, allegedly, with no make-up on. It is difficult to determine whether this is an attempt to show off their natural beauty or to promote the notion that make-up isn’t what makes your beautiful. Some of these images may be irritating to see, such as Miranda Kerr who looked unbelievably stunning before her H&M shoot or Rihanna’s frequent, make-up less selfies. Yet still, these are refreshing in contrast to those in which the celebrity is clearly still wearing make-up. For instance, Kim Kardashian should really stop making these claims.
For starters, Justin Bieber does not look cute in his selfies. He looks dopey and obnoxiously self-absorbed, which are aspects of his image that he really does not need to contribute more to. The world can really do without Snooki’s posed and pointless selfies. But the worst culprit by far is James Franco. He is a funny actor, but a truly weird guy in the media. The selfies are not helping and making all of us feel uncomfortable. The worst among these photos would have to be his naked instagram selfie which he took earlier in May. In this mirror pic Franco is covering his privates while giving a creepy look into the mirror. Eek.