"Selfie," the act of taking a picture of oneself using a smartphone and putting it online, was deemed the word of the year this year by the Oxford English Dictionary. An unfortunate spin-off of the selfie was the "funeral selfie," which Nicole wrote about a little while back.
Ever the trendy president, President Obama and two other European prime ministers decided to up the ante with the ultimate funeral selfie: Nelson Mandela's memorial service.
I don't know about President Obama, but I was always taught to turn my cell phone off or put it on vibrate while in church. If I had the gall to take a selfie during regular Sunday Mass, never mind during a funeral of a major foreign leader, my mom would have given me a look that would make Michelle Obama's look tame.
Inappropriate and tacky.