Every couple of weeks we bring you a new story of somebody dying because they went too hard for Instagram.
These accidents and deaths are becoming so common that they are finally weaving into the mainstream consciousness – but not everyone is getting the message.
One couple, Kelly Castille and Kody Workman (described as an Instagram-famous travel couple according to Fox News), didn’t quite get the message that putting yourself or others in dangerous situations for Instagram pics just isn’t the cool thing to do anymore.
In an article titled, “Instagram couple defends ‘stupid' photo on edge of infinity pool,” Fox News says that in the photo, “Workman stands inside an infinity pool and holds up his sweetheart by her back and shoulders as the lovebirds kiss, while Castille dangles on the other side of the pool structure over a seemingly endless abyss.”
The post accompanying the photo reads in part: “Our greatest strength in life, our most important principle, is discernment. Only you can know your body, feel the space around you and understand your capabilities.”
The couple, for their part, are shocked that people are outraged by the photo.
Fox News quotes their response which reads: “As for safety, we are all responsible for ourselves at the end of the day….The reality is that we felt safe, stable and confident for two reasons. First and foremost, there is another pool below that we cropped out of the shot for dramatization. Secondly, we thought about this photo for days, considering the angles and potentials. We are travelers, adventurers and above all, creatives. Life is about perspectives and it is important to review them all…As for the backlash… we know we were safe. A fall would have been nothing more than a nice splash and sprint up the stairs to try it again.”
Well, for one, the most shocking revelation is that they “thought about this photo for days” before taking it.
You can check it out over here on FoxNews.
When is the human race going to get tired of this BS? Seriously? How many pictures of good looking people, doing dangerous things, while Instagramming about their non-stop travel lifestyle do we need to see? Getting a bit repetitive—– Don’t ya think?
I think the world has had more than enough of “the lean in for a kiss, one leg raised” pose. Thank you for your comment Kent! 🙂
Putting one’s self in a dangerous position involes addictive hormonal experiences. Some people race cars (I drove ambulances at speeds over 125 mph on publi. highways); some people climb rock cliffs in national parks. Some people hunt dangerous game. Some countries invade other countries. GoPros are available for purchase; should we ban them and cell phone cameras? There’s that footage filmed of helicopter murder. Some people film themselves engaged in the torture of other humans.
This act was not much different than the kind of thing you can see in Cirque du Soleil. Why are humans upset about this and not war, torture and political assassination, all of which were filmed for or by the perpetrators?
Probably has something to do with forces people can control over those they have no control over whatsoever. Thanks for your comment!
I won’t even go to the FoxNews link.
It seems to me if people stop looking and commenting and liking, etc. these types of photos will stop being presented.
When i say stop commenting that means stop both the great shot comments and the this is crazy stop doing this comments and the hateful comments.
Just my opinion.