There are a few iconic products that are as ridiculous as they are useful. Often we’re introduced to them through late-night television infomercials, or in the impulse-buy section of a convenience-store checkout lane.
And of course, the selfie stick.
Unlike its fellow oddities, the selfie stick has been the target of bans in a variety of places. It’s categorized as intrusive, dangerous, and generally obnoxious, and so crowded events and areas are trying to get rid of it altogether. Coachella and Lollapalooza are only the latest events to put the kibosh on the best thing that ever happened to selfies. Here’s a running list of everywhere that selfie sticks have been outlawed.
1) South Korea
2) A handful of U.K. music venues
5) A few museums in Texas
12) Dublin’s 3Arena
14) U.K. nightclub Hanley
15) Also, the Sugarmill nightclub
16) Planes… sort of… (Basically, don’t try to use them in airports or on planes.)
17) Apple WWDC
The list grows longer every day.
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