5 Things You Need to Know about Those Selfie Girls
Perhaps you, like me, stood is harsh judgement of the band of blondes who were caught on camera at a recent baseball game selfie-ing up a storm. These 'selfie girls' seemed more engrossed in posing for photos than in the actual game. And they faced quite a bit of backlash on social media for being so self-involved. But one blogger points out these girls are far from vapid.
Kelly Holmes of IdealistMoms.com uncovered some interesting facts about these selfie girls:
The audience at the baseball game was ASKED to tweet selfies as part of a contest.
So these girls in the audience…took selfies. In other words, they participated in the event that was designed to engage the crowd.
By the looks of it, the girls had fun. They were being silly. Enjoying themselves. For this, the announcers mocked them. Shamed them. Their mockery went viral, and these girls had their faces plastered all over social media.
To apologize for the viral shaming incident, Fox Sports and the Arizona Diamondbacks offered free tickets to the girls.
The girls declined the free tickets. Instead, they asked Fox and the Diamondbacks to donate the tickets to families at A New Leaf, a non-profit that supports victims of domestic violence. Plus, with October being Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the girls used their newfound SHAME-FAME to encourage people to donate to the cause.