Taking a selfie has for some reason become a topic of great debate. There’s some who think it’s narcissistic, while others think it’s empowering. Although it seems the majority tend to believe it’s vain.
In 2015, while out at an Arizona Diamondbacks game, a group of sorority sisters were caught taking selfies during the game and the commentators had a field day.
When the college students learned about their television debut, they weren’t particularly happy, but managed to turn their selfie shaming into an act of kindness.
Cameras caught the young women taking photos of themselves during a baseball game.
— ASU Alpha Chi Omega (@asu_axo) October 1, 2015
The commentators were announcing a contest for fans to share their photos online for the chance to see them on an upcoming broadcast.
During the announcement the cameras were focused on a group of sorority sisters from Arizona University’s Alpha Chi Omega. It was the perfect combination until the commentators continued to discuss the young women taking selfies.
“Every girl in the picture is locked into her phone,” one of them said. “Every single one is dialed in. Welcome to parenting in 2015.”
With the camera still on them the commentators continued to mock the sorority sisters.
But the mocking didn’t stop there. People on the internet joined in and shared their opinions about the young women taking selfies at the baseball game.
“Do they even know there was a game going on?” someone wrote on YouTube.
The commentary continued for two minutes.
Following the unnecessary commentary FOX Sports Arizona and the Arizona Diamondbacks reached out to the sorority. They wanted to offer the sisters tickets to an upcoming game.
The sorority sisters had something else in mind. They wanted to donate the tickets to a local nonprofit that helped victims of domestic violence.
The sorority also called on those who read their statement to consider donating to the nonprofit.
The sisters of Alpha Chi Omega politely declined the tickets.
“We are happy to have the opportunity to shed some positive light on such a sensitive subject,” they wrote in a statement shared on Facebook.
And with that being said it looks like selfies, albeit in a round about way, can be a good thing.