Smiling Auschwitz Selfie Earns Teen Death Threats


If you’re going to take a selfie at Auschwitz, you probably shouldn’t be smiling. The internet was outraged when a young woman named Breanna posted a smiling selfie at the infamous concentration camp on Twitter.

The message also including a smiling photo of Breanna and a smiling emoticon. It was the emoticon that upset people the most.

The photo was quickly met with anger from the online community. People just couldn’t understand how she could smile in that photo.

Breanna defended herself saying that she completely understood the history of Auschwitz and that she wasn’t making light of what happened there.

Still, people were angry. The photo picked up steam on websites like Tumblr, Facebook and Twitter and eventually people started sending Breanna death threats.

Thankfully, the internet came to its senses and several people jumped to Breanna’s defense.

What do you think of the smiling Auschwitz selfie? Was the photo insensitive or did the internet overreact?


Dan Evon

Dan Evon was born, raised, and currently lives in Chicago. He is the Editor-In-Chief at Social News Daily. Over the last six years Evon has helped build several web platforms to millions of monthly readers. Dan is an expert is social media platform building and a freelance content consultant specializing in trending, evergreen and news content.

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