Selfie-Taking Woman Wrecks $200,000 Exhibit
Selfies are dangerous. According to a 2015 study, selfies caused more deaths than sharks did that year. Halfway into 2016, there were already six selfie-related deaths. A majority of these cases involved people slipping off cliffs and getting hit by cars in an attempt to take the perfect selfie. Now $200,000 worth of priceless art is broken thanks to this woman who wanted to take advantage of the exhibit’s selfie-worthy lighting.
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Although the CCTV footage was grainy, the woman can be seen freezing in horror. It may be a bit difficult to imagine what was going on inside her head as each of the priceless items fell.
Thankfully, no one was hurt from the incident. However, there have been reports that three of the sculptures on display were “permanently damaged.” There is no word about whether or not the company is planning to charge the woman for damaging the pieces.
Simon Birch’s works join a number of other artwork destroyed thanks to the selfie phenomenon. Just last May, a 120-year-old statue of Portugal “child king” Dom Sebastian in Lisbon was broken by a tourist who wanted to take a selfie.