Katie Pavlich

In case you missed it yesterday, President Obama joined in on the latest "selfie at a funeral" craze. A smiling Obama was seen posing with British Prime Minister David Cameron and Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt for a photo at the funeral of former South African President Nelson Mandela.

In case you're wondering what a "selfie" is, Oxford defines it this way:

a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website: occasional selfies are acceptable, but posting a new picture of yourself everyday isn’t necessary

President Obama continued laughing with Thorning-Schmidt after the photo, which eventually resulted in First Lady Michelle Obama sitting in between them. The New York Post is handling the story this way:

Other newspapers joined in with front page covers.

The Post is also asking, is it ever okay to take a selfie at a funeral? For the sake of mankind, I would hope the answer is no.

Etiquette experts say there’s a time and place for everything, and funerals aren’t the right time for selfies. If you must, it’s OK to take a quick snapshot before or after the ceremony, though.

Katie Pavlich

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