Like true American heroes, the administrators at the Museum of Modern Art have decided to ban selfie sticks. Oh, you don’t know what a selfie stick is? Lucky you: They are the quickly proliferating devices that allow you to better position a phone camera to take a photo of yourself. Yes, now we need special equipment for that. Yes, it is available at the drug store last time I checked.
According to CBS New York, museum officials have banned the devices after determining that they pose hazards to both the works of art that the selfie-takers are ostensibly there to see and their fellow humans. to which I would add they are also gravely injurious to the selfie-takers’ own dignity.
Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum has also banned the devices, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art is also mulling a ban. And you know? It’s probably a good idea.