Friday, March 27, 2015

Noted

73 comments:

Anonymous said...

Unreal, the depravity.

Anonymous said...

Someone needs to shove that selfie stick up their collective asses...

Anonymous said...

Everyone over there with a camera is a vulture, even the one who took this photo.

daho said...

nominees for assholes of the year. sucks to be them.

Anonymous said...

wait, that group only tagged you, rt, Grievey? Rt? anyway, it makes me feel more dirty than using a Starbucks bathroom in a different city when I really have to go.
I officially give up.

Anonymous said...

That is unbelievable.

Joe said...

Are they completely oblivious?

Pinch said...

I'd really like to say this is shocking but sadly it's not...anything for people to somehow insert themselves in whatever way they can overriding all common decency...

Scuba Diva said...

Is that Sarah Jessica Parker?

Anonymous said...

I don't see anything wrong with their taking a picture of themselves with emergency vehicles behind them. If they're all in it, at that angle, there won't be much of the background in the picture.

Anonymous said...

Where's a runaway taxi when you need one.

Anonymous said...

I hope these jerks are tourists, if they live here I'm moving out.

Anonymous said...

WTF?! No respect. Is that seriously a selfie stick and smiling a-holes in front of a tragedy?

Not Taylor Swift said...

Walking through a crowd, the village is aglow
Buildings crashing down, wow there's so much smoke
All the EMS is getting in my way
Searching for people they're never going to save

Welcome to a leveled block
It's been waiting for you
Welcome to a leveled block
Welcome to a leveled block
Welcome to a leveled block
It's been waiting for you

It's a siren, I might choke
I can't shop in all this smoke
Forevermore
The fire is so bright
But they never blind me, me
Welcome to a leveled block
It's been waiting for you
Welcome to a leveled block
Welcome to a leveled block
It's been waiting for you

Giovanni said...

You don't see anything wrong with taking a group selfie in front of an active crime scene and major tragedy where they are still looking for 2 people's bodies? The only question is which sorority they are from, since it's only a matter of time until someone (at Gothamist) identifies them, and then they will just have to live with their well deserved infamy forever. Meanwhile, the twitersphere sees everythinng that's wrong with this selfie:

@liberationnyc
Everything that's wrong with NYC summed up in one photo

@Nfltipster
Jesus fucking Christ

@antheia
Wow, awful.

@RTSNYC
way to take a selfie in front of a cemetery assholes

@antheia:
Holy crap, wtf.

@ShawnChittle
Absolutely disgusting.

@liberationnyc
Like Taylor Swift sang, 'welcome to a leveled block, it's been waiting for you' @Gothamist

@GeorgyGirlNYC
This literally makes my blood boil!

@MetsGal
is that a selfie stick?! Just when you thought it couldn't get tackier...

@RayEverding
7 assholes in one pic. Complete with selfie stick. What horrendous people.

@_GregoryG
This town has gone to shit. Shame.

@susannaeliz
You are fucking sick.

@DetFootballer
are they rubbernecking at the building collapse? with a selfie stick?

@brookewellford
I just threw up in my mouth and simultaneously wished for a sterilization shot for each of those idiots.

Anonymous said...

I just cannot with this planet anymore

CHurt said...

Couldn't get a picture of them, but there were people posing on top of a building across the street with rubble as the background. And there may be 2 dead men in that pile. Not all the pix are horrible, but some are just ridiculously hateful. Like this.

ShutUpHooker said...

I think the smiling is what people have a problem with, and rightly so.... and the background is totally what that pic is about.
Their shitty attitude is it didn't happen to me, so what: the same reason you see people recording this on their phones instead of at the very least helping by not being in the way of emergency personnel
.
Youth is wasted on the young.

Anonymous said...

Really? stop talking about gentrification and start talking about a generation that lacks compassion, an era of the "selfie" and the little stick it rode in on.

this neighborhood will stick together and help those in need and as it has in the past survive and rebuild with the help of their community.

Anonymous said...

It doesn't matter. It's the idea of it that is in poor taste. What is there to photograph? There is nothing to document here other than I WAS THERE. People have completely lost their minds. Two people are still missing. More than two dozen people were injured and hundreds of others have been displaced and these tourists can think of nothing but taking pictures of themselves. That's a big problem with the EV now — too much I WAS THERE and not enough neighborhood. Have a little decency, a little respect.

Anonymous said...

This happened, as well, the day after Sandy. The good thing, though, was that soon the phones died, couldn't be recharged due to lack of electricity, and all that nonsense stopped.

Anonymous said...

Can you imagine if selfie sticks had been around on 9/11/2001?

These people need to get a life - they THINK they have one, but they don't. I can't fathom the mind-set of those who need to document themselves (and the food they order in restaurants) at every possible moment, as if to prove to themselves that they exist. Truly pathetic.

Anonymous said...

I am incredulous. I am hoping one of the big media outlets gets their hands on this photo and these women are identified and asked to explain their behavior.

Anonymous said...

Classy bunch of ladies, I'm sure their parent are very proud of their daughters...

Anonymous said...

There used to be flyers of missing 9/11 family members posted on boards in Grand Central Station. We're talking days after the attacks.

I was horrified to see two middle-aged female tourists posing for pictures in front of the flyers with huge grins. Fuck them and fuck these girls.

Anonymous said...

#poortaste #disrespect #wtf

Anonymous said...

I am not well-versed in Twitterage. Does that photo mean EventPhotosNYC took that picture of the girls? Do we know who the ladies might be?

Ken from Ken's Kitchen said...

Unbelievable. These laughing, tedious, thoughtlessly cruel young women are empty in the head and the heart. Please EventPhotosNYC, go away and stay away.

Anonymous said...

Fucking disgusting humans.

Anonymous said...

This is simply distasteful and disrespectful. This is not a time to be taking selfies and making light of the situation. Stupid kids.

Anonymous said...

Disgusting beyond words. If anybody has the Twitter handles of these assholes, please post them here.

Anonymous said...

Fucking losers, but why didn't/did anyone call them out, ideally on YouTube?

So heartless...I hope at least one of them is identified and called out by name.

I never thought I'd say this but...trust no one under 30. Or most people under 30.

Then again when you were born in the '90s the most vapid decade in American history what do you expect from these products of it?

Giovanni said...

@EventPhotosNYC didn't take the selfie, she just documented the girls taking the selfie of themselves and posted it to Twitter as well as other photos after the explosion, so don't blame the messenger.

Whether the girls who took the selfie posted it to facebook or Instagram is the question. Assuming they have any brain cells inside those cute little heads we can hope they did not. See EventPhotosNYC coverage on Flickr here.

Anonymous said...

I'm not seeing kids or girls here, I'm seeing women well into their twenties at least, which means they are old enough to know better. This revolting act of self-absorption is made about 100x worse by the smiling. It's clear they don't care about the suffering of others but they're also so foolish, they could very well lose their jobs and be socially ostracized for years for this moment of heartless stupidity.

onemorefoldedsunset said...

Utter self-absorbtion. Zero compassion.

Ken from Ken's Kitchen said...

Thanks for pointing that out Giovanni. My bad and apologies to EventPhotosNYC.

Anonymous said...

A warning to Generation Selfie: This is why you should never take a selfie in front of a fire.

Anonymous said...

When I first came to the US (mid-2002?), I remember visiting the WTC site, when it was still a massive mess and people were able to view the gaping hole in the ground through a fence. My strongest memory of the place is a family of tourists taking a grinning photo in front of the fence. I often thought back to that moment in embarrassment of what the human race has become.

I don't understand some people. The photo and selfie culture really exposes some nasty features many of us have. I hope this photo comes to the attention of the women in it and they use this as an opportunity to do some MUCH needed reflection on their values.

Anonymous said...

...a new low.

Scooby said...

"Generation iDiot"...


Repulsive self-absorbed cretins

Anonymous said...

So sad but yet SO fucking typical and unsurprising.

What the fuck?!! I'm so fucking pissed!

Anonymous said...

these are exactly the people who will be moving into the new high-end building that will go up on the ruins.

paddy523 said...

I'll bet their parents are really proud. too the above poster: sadly you're probably right.

JAZ said...

Look at me, I'm making it in the gritty East Village with my posse of 'fierce bitches'. I'm a city girl now, YAY!!!!

s said...

I hope they rot in hipster hell

Anonymous said...

I would not call them "hipsters." This seems like a far more vacuous and pernicious species.

Anonymous said...

If one of their friends or loved ones happened to be in the rumble or had lost their homes, the tone would be different. The problem with this generation is immediate gratification, taking no responsibility for your actions or words, having a good time, marinating in entitlement, oblivious to what is truly happening around them. It might sound like a generalization, but a majority of younger people I know and see in the world hold no notions of depravity and loss. I hope these young women come forward and apologize for glorifying a devastating, unspeakable tragedy. Their parents should be ashamed of them.

Marty E. said...

Marky Ramone should show up with the SWATTER! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SZiEFpC9Wg

Anonymous said...

Jules on St. Marks Place can't get that Bastille Day guillotine ready fast enough.

Anonymous said...

I'm amazed this hasn't shown up on Gawker or the NYPost yet.

Anonymous said...

Why are invoking their parents? Honestly, there is no indication that they are teenagers who may still need to develop reasoning skills and impulse control. These jerkwads could be 30 for all we know, they certainly aren't dressed all that youthfully.

I want to punch a wall every time I view this photo but these are not children, they are grown-ass people, and who cares if they disappointed their parents. They have disappointed humanity.

Anonymous said...

10:31 does that include news photographers and all the people who provided photo coverage for this blog?

Anonymous said...

All the single ladies ... all the single ladies ... quick boys, man up and wife up. Who could resist this display of the fairer sex's fabled empathy?

Anonymous said...

Hipsters? There's nothing hip about their TJ Maxx mom motif.

Anonymous said...

I still want to believe this was Photahopped.

Anonymous said...

Stupid women/girls? They must have shit for brains. If I was their relative and came across it, I would be embarrassed to know them.

Anonymous said...

*Photoshopped

Brian P. Katz said...

Can we ignore these ridiculous fuckwads for a second and focus on ALL the pedestrians who ran TOWARDS the scene to help? Watch the videos. Sure, these "selfie" assholes exist; but let's toss the ire and praise those real New Yorkers who are ready, willing, and able to assist. There were more East Villagers managing the crisis than bathing in its flashing lights. No, for a moment, no hating here. I love my city and I love my village.

Walter said...

Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights in the EV have become stomping grounds for these clowns. I, too, was young once and did some dumb stuff every now and then. But it would never occur to me to walk down a residential street hollering and woo-hooing at 3 AM. But that was long before the advent of digital cameras and I-Phones.
Just my 2 cents, as always.

Anonymous said...

Aw, no duckface?

WOOOOOOOOOOO!

Anonymous said...

These aren't tourists like so many are posting. People I present your new gentrified Village occupants.

Gojira said...

Channel 11 news just ran a "selfie-shaming" segment about the inordinate number of morons taking photos of themselves and the destruction, and the last image they showed was this one. Let's hope these bitches get called out by name so we can all know precisely who to loathe.

Matthew has 2 T's, dumbass said...

i bet they are a bacholorete party

Anonymous said...

soulless assholes. still want to live in "the east vill"? not .

Anonymous said...

Sadly, and I apologize to those in advance for my comment, but this embodies much of what is wrong with NYC and the seemingly countless White girls (yes, I said it -- it's the truth), entirely depraved of anything fulfilling and or any culture, and so absorbed in themselves. I see this type of stuff nearly daily and sadly, multiple times through out the day. I'm really sorry for those women not like them, but you and I know this is in fact at epidemic levels in this city and with young, well healed women. My neighborhood of 20 years has been overrun by a bunch of morons.

otto said...

Sorry, but this ain't about white or black. That's a small minded comment and way off the course of what's important here.

Anonymous said...

Lack of empathy from these women.

Anonymous said...

NYC GAS PIPE LINES

OVER A 100 YEARS OLD,

THIS NEEDS TO BE FIXED,

WHY HASN'T THE MAYOR DONE ANYTHING,

ABOUT THE REAL PROBLEM, CITY HAS FUNDS

FOR THIS, MAYBE SOMEONE SHOULD ASK HIM

WHAT HE SPENT THE MONEY ON,

Anonymous said...

OVER 9000 GAS PIPE IN NEW YORK UNSAFE:

HELP CALL THE MAYOR ASK HIM WHERE YOUR

MONEY WENT:

Anonymous said...

" I never thought I'd say this but...trust no one under 30. Or most people under 30.

Then again when you were born in the '90s the most vapid decade in American history what do you expect from these products of it?"

These women could very well be over 30 for all you know. And other commenters have said they saw people doing the same thing during 9/11, with one person pointing out that the assholes in question were middle-aged women. So don't try to make this a generational thing. There are selfish assholes in every generation of every age group. The only difference is that today's technology allows people to more easily broadcast their asshattery to the world but I can guarantee you that if smartphones had been around as long as we have, we'd have a collection of pictures of people taking selfies at the site of history's most infamous tragedies.

Anonymous said...

What A@#holes.Do they go to traffic accidents and take selfies?? Hey the lets go a war zone and take our pictures!!

Anonymous said...

Well said!

Anonymous said...

Who cares. Did they use the best judgement? To them it didn't matter. The more is see these hypersensitive attitudes, the more this country gets weaker. The only thing the takers of the picture did wrong was publicly post it. If they were shooting for negative reaction, they succeeded.