Selfies are dangerous people.
Not only will they get you killed, but they’ll also get you banned from a cruise line if you decide to dangle yourself off of the side of the boat to capture one of the world’s most banal photograph types.
Actually, to be completely clear, if you do the above, you’ll get tossed off of the boat at the next port of call as one vacationer in this story was after doing just the above actions.
There really is no limit it seems.
Though the woman in the now infamous picture seen here is not known, the concerned passenger who reported her is.
His name is Peter Blosic and he alerted the crew because he thought she was going to commit suicide.
“While on my balcony, I saw the woman climb on her railing. It happened so quickly. Not knowing what her intentions were, I alerted the crew. If I said nothing, and she was going to jump, that would be horrible,“ he told US news organization CNN.
After his report, the crew of the Royal Caribbean tracked the passenger down and she was kicked off of the boat in Falmouth, Jamaica.
Responding to the story, Royal Caribbean said: “Earlier this week on the Allure of the Seas a guest was observed recklessly and dangerously posing for a photo by standing on her stateroom balcony railing with the help of her companion. Security was notified and the guests were later debarked in Falmouth, Jamaica as a result of their actions and are now banned for life from sailing with Royal Caribbean.”
Again, if you’d like to check the picture out, you can do so here.
What do you think? Was Royal Carribean harsh in banning the passenger for life or justified? Also, dangerous selfies? A new trend or a new spin on something that photographers are known for doing – putting themselves in harm's way for a good shot. Let us know what you think in the comments below.
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