摩根码头: Photo of father's corpse is the worst thing I've seen

摩根码头: Yeesh…. this callous young woman’s horrific photo-preen beside her father’s corpse is the worst thing I’ve ever seen on Instagram and exposes a sickening moral vacuum at the heart of like-obsessed young ‘influencers

What’s been the worst photo you’ve seen on Instagram?

There are so many candidates for this coveted title that I’m only surprised there isn’t now a Shameful Selfie awards ceremony, not least because all the perpetrators would definitely attend ‘for the gramsuch is their shocking lack of self-awareness.

You could even lower the winners through a trapdoor on stage into a pool of ravenous sharks and they’d still view it as a price worth paying for going viral.

A popular humorous website called ‘Runt Of The Webrecords some of the most deplorable outrages perpetrated on Instagram.

As it says: ‘What happens when you mix unbridled narcissism with unyielding stupidity and millions of teenagers willing to document every moment of their life? 为什么, the worst Instagram pictures ever.

Their list of shame includes a photo of a grim-faced old lady lying in a hospital bed being peppered with $100 bills by two of her grandchildren.

‘My sister and I visiting my nana at #stanfordhospital,’ reads the caption, ‘making her happy by making it rain with #hundreds.

The poor woman doesn’t look happy at all – she looks horrified.

Others on the list include a young woman posting a photo of her badly gashed and openly bleeding leg right after she was knifed in a fight, with the words: ‘Talk about a rough Monday lol #stabbed #cantfeelmyleg.

It’s those letters ‘lolthat ironically made one laugh out loud, but in shocked revulsion not hilarity.

What's been the worst photo you've seen on Instagram? There are so many candidates for this coveted title that I'm only surprised there isn't now a Shameful Selfie awards ceremony, not least because all the perpetrators would definitely attend 'for the gram' such is their shocking lack of self-awareness. But nothing quite prepared me for a series of eight truly shocking images posted on Instagram by Jayne Rivera, a 20-year-old fitness model and 'influencer' from Miami, 佛罗里达, of herself preening away in a figure-hugging plunging neckline black suit style mini-dress, stockings and boots, in front of her dead father's open coffin

What’s been the worst photo you’ve seen on Instagram? There are so many candidates for this coveted title that I’m only surprised there isn’t now a Shameful Selfie awards ceremony, not least because all the perpetrators would definitely attend ‘for the gramsuch is their shocking lack of self-awareness. But nothing quite prepared me for a series of eight truly shocking images posted on Instagram by Jayne Rivera, a 20-year-old fitness model and ‘influencer’ 来自迈阿密, 佛罗里达, of herself preening away in a figure-hugging plunging neckline black suit style mini-dress, stockings and boots, in front of her dead father’s open coffin

Rivera has 84,800 Instagram粉丝, 和 307,000 on Tik-Tok. 所以, she is a popular 'influencer.' But it would be fair to say her ghoulish photos went down like a cup of cold vomit, even among her biggest fans

One fan said that it was 'the most horrific Instagram post' they'd ever seen. I agree. There's something so utterly and repellently distasteful about a young woman exploiting her father's dead body for 'likes' as he literally lies dead behind her

Rivera has 84,800 Instagram粉丝, 和 307,000 on Tik-Tok. 所以, she is a popular ‘influencer.But it would be fair to say her ghoulish photos went down like a cup of cold vomit, even among her biggest fans. ‘Jayne, delete these pics, apologize for your lack of discretion or I will stop following you and I hope others will do the same,’ one commented. ‘This is a hard unfollow. God rest that man’s soul,’ 另一个说. Others accused her of being ‘sick’, ‘vileand ‘disgusting.And one said simply that it was ‘the most horrific Instagram postthey’d ever seen. I agree. There’s something so utterly and repellently distasteful about a young woman exploiting her father’s dead body for ‘likesas he literally lies dead behind her

My further research into some of the other most heinous Instagram photo crimes unearthed a woman stomping all over expensive rare plants in a conservatory despite repeatedly being asked to stop by furious staff.

Another posted a photo of herself in a skimpy bikini by a rice field with the words: ‘Thinking about how different my life is from the man picking in the rice field every morning.

A third posted a photo of herself in a leotard bending herself into shapes at the Berlin Holocaust memorial with the words: ‘Yoga is connection with everything around us.

Think this kind of thing is unusual?

Auschwitz Memorial had to plea for visitors not to pose for grinning Instagram photos at the scene of the horrendous Holocaust camp, or post pictures of themselves balancing on the railway tracks that led millions of Jews to their slaughter.

Some influencers – the word used for those Instagram users whose antics and post ‘inspire’ 其他 – will even risk their own death ‘for the gram’.

Sri Lankan officials issued a warning after a backpacking couple posted photos of themselves kissing as they hung off one of the country’s famous speeding ‘blue trainswhile it crossed a bridge where one false move would have led to their certain demise.

And others are quite happy to risk public opprobrium by hijacking terrible disasters if it shows off their hot bodies or flogs their products.

After last year’s catastrophic Malibu fires, a host of Instagram influencers posted photos of themselves wearing very little clothing and promoting their wares to…ahem…. ‘show support’, ensuring maximum attention for their narcissistic self-promotion by including a host of fire-related hashtags.

The coronavirus pandemic has brought out the worst in many of these selfish wastrels as they raced to post photos of themselves ignoring rules and partying as everyone else was locked down.

Some influencers are just plain creepy like the infamous Ingham Family, who have 1.2 million followers and sold life-like replica dolls of their own four-month- old baby Jace.

And of course, many celebrities are equally shameless, especially when it comes to virtue-signalling.

Kim Kardashian and Emily Radajowski posted topless bird-flipping photos to supposedly promote feminism, and Kim’s sister Kendall Jenner ‘ended police brutalitywith that infamous Pepsi commercial Instagram post, prompting Bernice King, daughter of Martin Luther King Jr. to share her own iconic photo on Twitter of her father confronting the police during an American Civil Rights Movement, with the sarcastic caption: ‘If only Daddy would have known about the power of #Pepsi.

Kim Kardashian and Emily Radajowski posted topless bird-flipping photos to supposedly promote feminism, and Kim's sister Kendall Jenner 'ended police brutality' with that infamous Pepsi commercial Instagram post, prompting Bernice King, daughter of Martin Luther King Jr. to share her own iconic photo on Twitter of her father confronting the police during an American Civil Rights Movement, with the sarcastic caption: 'If only Daddy would have known about the power of #Pepsi.'

Kim Kardashian and Emily Radajowski posted topless bird-flipping photos to supposedly promote feminism, and Kim’s sister Kendall Jenner ‘ended police brutalitywith that infamous Pepsi commercial Instagram post, prompting Bernice King, daughter of Martin Luther King Jr. to share her own iconic photo on Twitter of her father confronting the police during an American Civil Rights Movement, with the sarcastic caption: ‘If only Daddy would have known about the power of #Pepsi.

Auschwitz Memorial had to plea for visitors not to pose for grinning Instagram photos at the scene of the horrendous Holocaust camp, or post pictures of themselves balancing on the railway tracks that led millions of Jews to their slaughter. 图为: Lingerie model Rhian Sugden poses for a selfie at Auschwitz

Auschwitz Memorial had to plea for visitors not to pose for grinning Instagram photos at the scene of the horrendous Holocaust camp, or post pictures of themselves balancing on the railway tracks that led millions of Jews to their slaughter. 图为: Lingerie model Rhian Sugden poses for a selfie at Auschwitz

在 2014, Breanna Mitchell (图为) was widely criticized for taking this smiling selfie at the camp

在 2014, Breanna Mitchell (图为) was widely criticized for taking this smiling selfie at the camp

Natalie Schlater, from Stockholm, uploaded a photograph of herself in a bikini overlooking a rice field in Canggu, Bali. 'Thinking about how different my life is from the man picking in the rice field every morning,' the Instagrammer captioned in the post to her 12,000 追随者

Natalie Schlater, from Stockholm, uploaded a photograph of herself in a bikini overlooking a rice field in Canggu, Bali. ‘Thinking about how different my life is from the man picking in the rice field every morning,’ the Instagrammer captioned in the post to her 12,000 追随者

So yes, there are myriad candidates for worst Instagram post of all time, most of them guilty of the most awful and inappropriate ‘flarnecking'(a wonderful 19th century English word meaning ‘vulgar flaunting and shameless ostentation.’)

But nothing quite prepared me for a series of eight truly shocking images posted on Instagram by Jayne Rivera, a 20-year-old fitness model and ‘influencer’ 来自迈阿密, 佛罗里达, of herself preening away in a figure-hugging plunging neckline black suit style mini-dress, stockings and boots, in front of her dead father’s open coffin.

‘Butterfly fly away,’ read her caption. ‘Rip Papi you were my best friend. A life well lived.

在图片中, she’s seen smirking, praying, and posing as if she’s on a movie premiere catwalk showing off for the paparazzi.

Rivera has 84,800 Instagram粉丝, 和 307,000 on Tik-Tok.

所以, she is a popular ‘influencer.

But it would be fair to say her ghoulish photos went down like a cup of cold vomit, even among her biggest fans.

‘Jayne, delete these pics, apologize for your lack of discretion or I will stop following you and I hope others will do the same,’ one commented.

‘This is a hard unfollow. God rest that man’s soul,’ 另一个说.

Others accused her of being ‘sick’, ‘vileand ‘disgusting.

And one said simply that it was ‘the most horrific Instagram postthey’d ever seen.

I agree.

There’s something so utterly and repellently distasteful about a young woman exploiting her father’s dead body for ‘likesas he literally lies dead behind her.

Jose Antonio Rivera, 56, was a war veteran whose heroic service to his country alone demanded that his death be greeted with the utmost respect and dignity.

代替, he became a trashy tool for a daughter whose addiction to social media and seeking attention and praise from strangers over-rode any sense of basic common decency.

Staggeringly, despite the horrendous backlash her posts received, Rivera doubled down on her abhorrent behaviour.

She told NBC News yesterday that while she ‘understood the negative reception’, the photos were taken ‘with the best intentions in a manner my father would have approved with had he still been alive.

REALLY?

Rivera then outlined her ridiculous rationale: ‘I have worked extremely hard for eight long years building my audience. People from the outside judge a book by its cover without stopping to understand the intentions or underlying meanings of the book. There is nothing wrong with what I posted, and I stand by that.

Oh pur-lease.

We’re all judging this particular book by its cover because there’s nothing remotely ambiguous or hard to understand about it.

What ‘underlying meaningcould there possibly be to such awful, shockingly inappropriate and offensive imagery?

Rivera’s Instagram account was suspended as the furore grew, for reasons that left her baffled – ‘no community guidelines were broken when the pictures were published,’ 她坚持 – and haven’t yet been explained by the social media platform.

Staggeringly, despite the horrendous backlash her posts received, Rivera doubled down on her abhorrent behaviour. She told NBC News yesterday that while she 'understood the negative reception', the photos were taken 'with the best intentions in a manner my father would have approved with had he still been alive.'

Staggeringly, despite the horrendous backlash her posts received, Rivera doubled down on her abhorrent behaviour. She told NBC News yesterday that while she ‘understood the negative reception’, the photos were taken ‘with the best intentions in a manner my father would have approved with had he still been alive.

里维拉, who also posted video, said her dad supported her career as a 'full-time influencer' and would have approved

里维拉, who also posted video, said her dad supported her career as a 'full-time influencer' and would have approved

Rivera’s Instagram account was suspended as the furore grew, for reasons that left her baffled – ‘no community guidelines were broken when the pictures were published,’ 她坚持 – and haven’t yet been explained by the social media platform. But as with everything posted and then deleted online, they’re now cemented in cyberspace infamy anyway, reserving Rivera a special place in hellish hashtag history.

Nor has the increasingly unholy alliance between Instagram influencers and Instagram’s owners including Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg been properly explained to the wider, gullible public.

Instagram wants to get as much traffic as possible on the site to drive up advertising rates which make up most of its $20bn a year revenue.

To do that, it needs influencers to regularly use the site and to persuade them to do that, they need to help make them money.

‘Our goal is to be the best platform for creators to make a living,’ Zuckerberg said at Instagram’s first-ever Creator Week four months ago.

But where is the ethical or moral bar for such content creation?

Jayne Rivera would consider herself a content ‘creatorand earns money from many of her posts from brands that she promotes.

Did she cash in from designers of the clothes she was prancing about in for these hideous photos? It wouldn’t surprise me. That’s literally her business.

But did Instagram make money from them too before they suspended her account?

是. They got huge traffic once people became aware of them.

And traffic is Instagram’s currency for advertisers.

As with everything posted and then deleted online, Rivera’s photos are now cemented in cyberspace infamy anyway, reserving her a special place in hellish hashtag history.

We’ve all done dumb things on Instagram.

I once posted a weird photo of myself in a flimsy gown on a hospital bed, tubes all over my face, minutes after coming round from a gastroscopy – but in that case my inhibitions were severely reduced by anaesthetic.

(Memo to self: never take your phone into an operating theatre…)

然而, the idea that I would ever prance around in front of a parent’s coffin purely for Instagram ‘likesand ‘cloutis as unthinkable to me as it would be to most people.

So why did she do it?

The answer is addiction.

Ms Rivera is so deeply embedded into the self-obsessed, often absurdly fake world of social media that she can’t see the humane wood for the inhumane trees.

I don’t hate her for what she did, I pity her.

To crave the validation of tens of thousands of complete strangers so badly that you don’t care how woefully disrespectful you are towards your own father as he literally lies dead behind you is a stunning breakdown of values.

‘Everyone handles the loss of a loved one in their own ways,’ Rivera blathered to NBC.

是, that’s true.

But who the f*ck uses their father’s corpse for ‘likes’?

Someone who needs an urgent lesson in civility.

To borrow the favoured buzzword of Instagram influencers when commenting on something that makes their skin crawl: yeeeeesh.

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