Selfies with dead people? Yes, and Russians are getting paid for it


spaminator
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Selfies with dead people? Yes, and Russians are getting paid for it
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First posted: Tuesday, August 18, 2015 05:57 PM EDT | Updated: Tuesday, August 18, 2015 06:01 PM EDT
A Russian social media community is encouraging members to post selfies with dead people. It's even offering cash prizes for the best shots.
Selfies with the Deceased is run on the popular social media site VK.
Administrators offer between 1,000 and 5,000 rubles ($20-$100) for the best photos. The photographer should be smiling, the admins say, because the deceased has gone to a better place.
The contest started after the site's founder requested photos from a car crash that killed a 13-year-old girl.
Most of the selfies on the site feature young people posing at relatives' funerals.
A teen girl wrote, "Rest in peace granny -- Honestly couldn't have asked for a better gran," with a photo of her pouting into the camera next to her deceased grandmother on what appears to be a hospital bed.
Russian police are reportedly investigating whether they can shut down the group.
In the meantime, the site says wire service Agence France Presse paid for an interview with the founder, so there will be more prize money to give away.
(VK.com)

Selfies with dead people? Yes, and Russians are getting paid for it | Weird | Ne
there appears to be a lot of stiff competition.
 
gopher
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amazing that this was even more common in the past:


Victorian People Commonly Pose With Photos Of Deceased Loved Ones | SF Globe (external - login to view)
 
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