Katy Perry: ‘Selfies are a disease’

Pop star Katy Perry has taken to Twitter to blast the popular art of taking selfies.


by Fiona Day |
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The singer, who is currently letting her hair down at California music festival Coachella, tweeted fans: ‘Dear festival friends, remember selfing is a disease.’

According to Hollywood Reporter, Katy was posing for photographers at Harpers Bazaar’s private pool party when she was asked to take a selfie with another guest.

The 28-year-old singer refused at first and spoke out against the popular trend before agreeing to a snap.

Katy then vented her frustrations via her Twitter account.

Katy thinks selfies are a 'disease'
Katy thinks selfies are a 'disease'

Katy’s comments come after The White House considered a selfie ‘ban’ when President Obama posed for a snap with baseball player David Ortiz.

The athlete had just signed a sponsorship deal with phone giant Samsung and the company wasted no time in retweeting the selfie, leading to concerns that the President’s love of selfies was being used for corporate gain.

Comedienne Amy Poehler has also spoken out against the trend, telling Paper magazine that: ‘The amount of Instagram selfies is out–of–control.’

She continued: ‘Pictures were an addition to the experience. Now the picture is the experience. If I'm hanging out with a friend, and they take a picture of me, it's like 'Ugh.' I mean, I hate looking at pictures of myself. It immediately takes me out of the experience.’

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