During our last class, all I could think about was this video. This music video of the song named “#Selfie” represents all that is negative about the selfie culture and what our generation may look like to others. This song mentions some of the dumbest remarks and shows an attractive, yet clearly unintelligent girl saying certain popular sayings. At the end of each verse, she says, “Let me take a selfie.” This video represents the selfie as a sort of joke. It makes fun of the culture and makes it seem like the unintelligent are the ones who are participating in such a culture. Yet, at the end of each verse, tons of photos show up of people’s selfies.
I think it is important to note the type of music that is playing during this song. At first, I thought it was possible one of the dumbest things I’ve seen on the internet, but after a while it was kind of catchy. It is very much a “top 100” kind of tune. This adds to the overall message of the song. It shows how this sort of selfie culture has become increasingly popular yet does not actually hold much value. The music is simply a beat and a girl speaking, not even singing. This is definitely a negative portrayal of the selfie and what it represents. The fact that so many people are shown and involved in the video simply makes me worry about our generation and the generation we will raise as parents.