Ezra Koenig forsvarer ‘selfies’

Ezra Koenig forsvarer ‘selfies’

Vampire Weekend-frontmanden Ezra Koenig er ikke uden humor. For nylig leverede han en underholdende anmeldelse af Drakes nye album, og nu er han på banen igen – denne gang i et interview med magasinet Rolling Stone, hvor han forsvarer de såkaldte ‘selfies’, selvportrætter taget med smartphones.

Ordet ‘selfie’ blev for en uge siden kåret som ‘Årets ord’ af The Oxford Dictionaries, hvilket har skabt sin del af medieomtale, da forskellige røster mener, at ordet og selve konceptet er en understøttelse af ungdommens stigende narcissisme.

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Her er, hvad Koenig har at sige:

»I’m definitely pro-selfie. I think that anybody who’s anti-selfie is really just a hater. Because, truthfully, why shouldn’t people take pictures of themselves? When I’m on Instagram and I see that somebody took a picture of themselves, I’m like, ‘Thank you.’ I don’t need to see a picture of the sky, the trees, plants. There’s only one you«.

»I could Google image search ‘the sky’ and I would probably see beautiful images to knock my socks off. But I can’t Google, you know, ‘What does my friend look like today?’ For you to be able to take a picture of yourself that you feel good enough about to share with the world – I think that’s a great thing«.

»There’s all this bullshit about ‘the younger kids today are more self-absorbed . It’s like, give me a fucking break! I’ve been in nursing homes, where my grandma is. I’ve seen some of the most selfish people on the planet in there. . . And the world that these kids are born into literally could not get more selfish. The world is so fucked-up and unequal and full of assholes. You can’t blame it on the younger generation«.

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