Last week those classy folk who run the international film festival at Cannes announced that this year they would be condemning the taking of selfies on the illustrious red carpet and famous steps.
Festival director and Frenchman, Thierry Frémaux justified the festival’s stance by saying, ‘We are waging a campaign to slow down the contemporary practice of selfies on the red carpet and the steps. Beyond what we think, it’s a practice that’s often extremely ridiculous and grotesque.’
Thierry tempered his accusations of grotesque with practical reasoning – it’s all about timing. “We don’t want to prohibit it but it’s really a matter of timing,” he explained. “We have a certain amount of time to get people across the red carpet and up the steps and it really slows things down if people stop every two metres to take a picture of themselves, with themselves.”
The tirade didn’t stop there. The president of the festival Pierre Lescure also made his opinion known, “The red carpet goes around the world and we see people looking very good, and honestly you’re never as ugly as on a selfie.”
Someone has obviously never heard of image editing apps.