Russia Created A Bizarre ‘Safe Selfie Campaign’ Because Russians Keep Getting Killed Taking Selfies

by 5 years ago

Could there be anything more Russian than the fact that they had to create a whole campaign, complete with pamphlets and signage, to help people not injure and kill themselves while taking selfies? (Though it probably would also behoove Americans to pay attention as well. Just sayin’.)

According to pamphlets being given out to schools by the Russian Interior Ministry there have been at least 10 deaths and more than 100 people injured taking selfies there in 2015 alone.

I wonder what that number is in America. We know of at least one, for sure.

Anyway, the campaign, whose motto, according to The Independent, is “Even a million ‘likes’ on social media are not worth your life and well-being,” has been distributing these pamphlets with some of the craziest safety signs you’ll ever see.

For instance, don’t, uh, fall down stairs backwards when taking a selfie.

And don’t stand in front of two oncoming cars when taking a selfie.

Subway and train tracks? Bad places to use a selfie stick.

Fireams are never good to have around when taking a selfie.

Don’t, ummm, hang on to the antenna on the roof of your house when taking a selfie?

No idea…

Related: 2014 Will Go Down As The Year Of The ‘Death Selfie’