The lengths some people are willing to go to in order to achieve the *perfect* selfie will never cease to amaze me. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not above taking that extra step to get the right angle with complimentary lighting—but there is a time and a place. However, not everyone feels this way. Some are so dedicated to the selfie game that they’re prepared to risk just about everything for that paramount shot.
That being said, I don’t think even the most die-hard selfie takers would want to switch places with this woman who managed to knock over $200,000 worth of art while attempting the perfect photo. That’s one selfie she probably won’t be adding to her Instagram story…
This woman managed to knock over $200,000 worth of art while trying to take a selfie at an exhibit.
According to Daily Mail, the incident took place at renowned artist Simon Birch’s exhibit at The 14th Factory in Los Angeles. Around 11 seconds into the footage, a young woman appears to lean into one of the display pillars while trying to snap a selfie with the art piece. The pillar topples into its successor and an unstoppable domino effect plows the rest of the pillars down, reportedly destroying upwards of $200,000 worth of art pieces. According to the museum, three sculptures were “permanently damaged” in the incident.
The room where the selfie disaster occurred is known as the “Hypercaine” and features a series of crowns created with different mediums.
The exhibit is said to have been over six years in the making and created by Birch along with 16 interdisciplinary artists from China, Hong Kong, the US, the UK, and Canada.
Naturally, Twitter had a few thoughts on the ridiculous incident.
Some blamed the woman for her untimely selfie choices.
While others insisted the art should have been better secured.
Either way, I think we can all agree that this woman probably won’t be taking any more selfies anytime soon.