Brad Paisley mocks the Westboro Baptist Church with a perfect selfie

The Westboro Baptist Church, you may be surprised to learn, has a problem with country music. Why else would it picket the recent Kansas concert of singer-songwriter Brad Paisley? Well, the star himself didn’t bother to ask—he just snapped one of 2014’s best selfies instead.

The photo was the result of three seconds of meticulous planning:

The protesters seemed to not realize who Paisley was, or that he was mocking them.

Things got a little meta, too:

In the end, the show went on, the Westboro nutjobs accomplished nothing, and people online had a good chuckle at their expense—as if it were them God hates, and not the rest of us.

Photo by Nesbitt_Photo/Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Miles Klee

Miles Klee

Miles Klee is a novelist and web culture reporter. The former editor of the Daily Dot’s Unclick section, Klee’s essays, satire, and fiction have appeared in Lapham’s Quarterly, Vanity Fair, 3:AM, Salon, the Awl, the New York Observer, the Millions,  and the Village Voice. He's the author of two odd books of fiction, 'Ivyland' and 'True False.'