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Superstar Rihanna joins the ranks of artists such as Monet, Manet and Leonardo DiVinici when she unveils her exciting collection of Selfie portraits at the Louvre Museum next year.
According to the popstar, her ‘selfies’ are works of art that deserve to be exhibited along side other masterpieces. “The Mona Lisa’s really a “selfie” when you think about. I could have taken it,” says Rihanna.
Her exhibit tilted ‘Are You Selfie Worthy?” features over 2,000 selfies photos taken over a three hour period in her life. What’s even more remarkable is the fact that she claims she edited down her collection from a reported 10,000 images. “Everybody has their thing they like or don’t like to see. It’s all in your head. That’s why people take their own pictures, because it’s difficult for someone else to capture what you seek,” says the budding artist. She hopes her new exhibit serves as a reminder of how exciting and fashionable each and every moment of her life is, almost down to the second, for her fans and art critics alike. “I’m sharing all of the moments in my life that I’ve never actually been present in (because) I’m so busy photographing the moment rather than truly experiencing it. It’s like seeing yourself for the first-time over and over and over again!”
Rihanna’s “Selfies” featured in the upcoming exhibit include shots of the her at the beach, on the phone and in the bathtub.
Are you “Selfie” Worthy? Here are a few of Rihanna’s “selfie” tips: “Get a good light. Get a good angle on what’s working for you that day. If it’s boobs, make sure you hit that. If it’s face, make sure it’s fierce.”
Okay, stop. This blog post is a compete joke. It was meant to highlight the growing concern that people who take too many “selfies” could lose self-confidence and that the addiction could have a negative impact on their life, health and work.
On August’s Diabetes Late Nite podcast, Mr. Divabetic discusses the topic of ‘self-worth and diabetes.’ Many people with diabetes suffer from depression and a lack of self-esteem.
Rihanna might seem to exhibit huge self-confidence with every new “selfie” she posts of herself on any given day. But posting photos [onsocial network sites] to seek approval and ‘likes’ from peers as a reward is normal human nature.
“But the reward has varying degrees of emotional effects on each individual. Some people are happy after sharing a selfie and getting few likes, while others expect as many likes as possible and become addicted to being liked.
“Conversely, if they feel they don’t get enough likes for their selfie as expected, they decide to post another, but still do not receive a good response. This could affect their thoughts. They can lose self-confidence and have a negative attitude toward themselves, such as feeling dissatisfied with themselves or their body.
“Paying too much attention to one’s shared selfies by continuing to check on who sees or comments on them in the hope of getting the most likes as possible is a sign that selfies are causing problems for them, including a possible lack of self-confidence,” Dr Panpimol said.
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