If there's one thing this generation will be remembered for, it'll surely be the selfie. In spite of painted self-portraits dating back thousands of years, it's only in the past ten that snapping pics of your own face has truly become an art form. Some people have built whole careers off of it!
One particular subset of the genre is the celebrity selfie. Often, these are taken during a serendipitous encounter with a star - usually the celeb looks poised and fabulous, while the civilian looks a little dazed and out of sorts. Like they'd just seen a ghost - or, in this case, someone they recognize off the TV.
But a failed celebrity selfie - well, that's a whole different ball game. And on Reddit, a user a shared a truly amazing failed selfie with one of the most famous men in the world. His candid with Donald Trump has got the internet talking - and once you see it you'll know why.
Selfies are really having a moment.From the second smartphones introduced a front-facing camera, it seems the whole world went crazy for taking snaps of the most interesting subject of all - themselves.
Although some selfies are better than others.
If only Bradley's arm was longer. Best photo ever. #oscars http://t.co/C9U5NOtGap— Ellen DeGeneres (@Ellen DeGeneres)1393815973.0
Snapping a pic with a famous face is usually a sure fire way to get your picture noticed.
via: Getty ImagesAnd a popular target is arguable the most famous man in the world right now, Donald Trump. But getting a pic with the president can be easier said than done - this example is actually a wax figure rather than the real deal!
Many have had to settle for a pale imitation.
via: Getty ImagesThese selfies, from the 2018 "Impeachment Parade" in New York City, see the President replaced by a blow up doll of a crying orange baby.
Other popular options include selfies with painting of Trump.
via: Getty ImagesThis controversial artwork is emblazoned on a wall separating Bethlehem from Jerusalem, and shows Trump kissing Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli Prime Minister.
In fact, a genuine selfie with Trump can be a difficult thing to get.
Not on the president’s schedule but appears he is also doing some fundraising in Texas tonight. $15K for a photo, p… https://t.co/onG5j6Iu7s— Josh Dawsey (@Josh Dawsey)1549909264.0
Last week, Trump met with the North Dakota State Bison football team.
via: Getty ImagesThe 2018 FCS Division I Football National Champions were honored with an invitation to the White House, to meet Trump and receive congratulations on their victory.
This type of intimate gathering would be a great photo opportunity.Or so you'd think. Because one football player snapped a selfie with the President, which got everyone talking. He shared the hilarious image on Reddit.
And people had some serious questions.
Some were shocked the picture got taken at all.
Some Redditors had serious questions.
Reddit had some typically irreverent reactions.
Some pointed out the OP had a celebrity likeness.
Some thought there was a reason Trump didn't want to take the pic.
The story actually made the news.On the far left of this live-stream video of Trump's speech, you can actually see the Reddit poster waiting for his opportunity to strike. You can also see a table to the foreground absolutely groaning with fast food. Strangely, this isn't the first time Trump has catered an event with burgers and fries.
Here's the picture that everyone's talking about.
It's a brilliant image.It's such a twist on the classic celebrity selfie, because it's the the President who looks super flummoxed in contrast to the photographers relaxed, smiling demeanour.
It's clear the even meant a lot to the poster, identified as Greg Menard.Even though the selfie was pretty funny, it does seem he took the honor quite seriously, even making a YouTube video to immortalize his experience. It'll definitely be something to look back on in the future!
And you'll all be relieved to know there were more pictures from the event.
Not everyday that you meet the President of the United States! https://t.co/kmI822M2wZ— Greg Menard (@Greg Menard)1551725712.0