Girl gets wrecked by sousaphone while attempting marching band selfie

She got a little too close.


Jay Hathaway

Internet Culture

Published Mar 21, 2016   Updated May 27, 2021, 1:38 am CDT

The selfie has been a subject of much debate, with many arguments for and against. Is it merely a shallow pursuit for narcissistic millennials? Or is it an empowering—maybe even feminist—art form, dismissed on sexist grounds because women are its best and most prominent practitioners

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I don’t know, but I do know that this girl was walking waaaay too close to this marching band when shooting this selfie video.

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The clip is blowing up on Reddit under the headline “fuck you and your selfie!“—the prevailing consensus among people who have yet to take a good selfie—though a helpful band geek did come through with a defense of the sousaphone player, who it seems was not acting with malice aforethought:

Either way, there’s a 50-50 chance she swallowed that gum.

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Screengrab via Kyoot Kids/YouTube

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*First Published: Mar 21, 2016, 8:23 pm CDT