If you have Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, or something like it, chances are you are well aware of the ‘selfie’ phenomenon (the art of taking a self-portrait on your smartphone). The summer brings a heavy influx of these selfies. From sunsets, bikini-clad extreme angled shots, to the ‘hotdog or legs,’ the rise in temperature has everyone raising their phones to capture every moment.
While it serves as a great photo-op, it does have a tendency to get obnoxiously annoying for others. That’s why one popular beach located in the south of France has created a policy where selfies are a ‘no-no.’
One section of the Garoupe, located in Antibes is restricting the use of mobile phones for selfie-purposes. Garoupe Beach spokesperson claimed that ‘the Garoupe beaches are among the most glamorous and pristine in all of France and we want people to be able to enjoy our exclusive beach in the moment, not spending the majority of their time bragging to their friends and family back home.’
Preaching to the choir here!
How, or what they will do to enforce this is still a mystery. Despite their dislike for selfies, they are encouraging beachcombers who catch perpetrators to snap a photo, post it online with the hashtags ‘#holidayspam.’