‘Most inappropriate selfie ever’: Couple put to shame over photo in front of burning Dubai hotel
A couple that took a photo of themselves with the burning Address Downtown Dubai hotel in the background has been put to shame by Twitter users.
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The tragic incident, which happened on New Year’s Eve ahead of a grand fireworks display, was snapped and posted by many social media users with different hashtags, including #Dubaifire.
However, the photo of the couple posing with the billowing building as a backdrop sparked a Twitter storm on Friday. Social media users expressed reactions from “the most inappropriate selfie ever” to the “best selfie of the year.” The majority of tweets reflected extreme disapproval, however.
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Sixteen people were injured in the fire that broke out on Thursday evening, and one person was killed in a stampede during the evacuation. Authorities say that the fire has been contained. However, photos of the still burning building continue to appear on Twitter, with social media users saying the fire has reignited.
People are stupid! #DubaiFirepic.twitter.com/o6oTFxJjxf— Neha Yadav (@Superneha83) January 1, 2016
I have no words for this failed #selfie. #DubaiFire. https://t.co/i3mhVTXIc0— Raffaele Giordano (@Azarias_Ananias) January 1, 2016
Lol -more like #stupidselfieoftheyear - the other stupid one was the couple taking selfie with Dubai fire in bg https://t.co/ShRdkkfjgW— Nandita Iyer (@saffrontrail) January 1, 2016
Those IDIOTS who took a selfie with the burning hotel behind them, SHAME ON YOU! Think of the innocent people inside that hotel!! #DubaiFire— SihamAR ☪ (@SihamAlRamahi) January 1, 2016
Taking a photo is fine. But taking a selfie with this as background is just idiotic. #DubaiFire#TheAddressDubaipic.twitter.com/i2fGqzGQ4j— ADIK SA YO (@i_am_redbabasa) January 1, 2016
Most inappropriate selfie ever #dubaifire#dubaipic.twitter.com/RfxPQc46lf— Tommy van Wallinga (@wallinga) January 1, 2016