Updated Feb 07, 2017 04:58pm

7 selfies that ought to be banned in 2017

How about #SayNoToDuckFace?
How about #SayNoToDuckFace?

We're a month into 2017. With new trends, new styles and new looks taking over, you'd think there would be fads that would end. They didn't.

From transparent block heels to all-velvet outfits, we have had fashion trends that were a fail before they even started. Trends in fashion are a hit and miss and the same is the case with selfies.

Selfies are now the norm in photography. And don't get us wrong, we love a good selfie as much as the next person. Who can resist taking a fun selfie with their friends when out and about, or to show off their makeup look for an upcoming event? Not us!

But there are some types of selfies that just need to die. Here they are:

1) The pouty selfie

This one is first on our list. That 'Teehee! I'm so silly, look at my pout!' look should have stopped before it even started. It's no longer goofy and fun. The duck face is annoying and just over.

2) The bathroom selfie

#sunsoutbunsout 💛

A photo posted by Faryal Makhdoom Khan (@faryalmakhdoom) on

We get it. The lighting in bathrooms helps 'glam up your look' or whatever. I mean, why else would almost everyone take a 'Look at me, I'm in the bathroom' picture.

But there's a toilet behind you. Nothing glam about that.

3) The woke up like this selfie

We know you didn't, we know you didn't. (But we're big fans of your highlighter, though).

4) The gym selfie

Gym boys. @danyalzee

A photo posted by Ali Zafar (@ali_zafar) on

Yes, yes, social media is the place you show the world every detail of your life. But half the time we're just wondering 'Do you really dress up like that for the gym?' I mean, you're wearing fancy gym clothes and your hair is perfectly done. Now go do a push up, you know, stuff you're supposed to do at the gym.

5) The Snapchat filter selfie


A photo posted by Sadaf Kanwal (@sadafkanwal) on

Can we not see your doggy face? Snapchat filters were funny when they first started but for some reason we still have these ridiculous selfies all over Instagram. That pout doesn't get any better with a snout. Muzzle up and and try Valencia.

6) The bad angle selfie

You want to show us something and that's wonderful.

But did it have to be through a selfie? Back cameras were invented before the front camera ya know. And it's been years since the dawn of the first selfie. Know your angles and understand that a view up your nostril is not pretty. Same goes for weird low angle selfies that leaves you devoid of your jawline. Just, don't.

7) The sleeping selfie

💤💤💤💤💤💤 when the stress hits the roof all I wanna do is, sleep it over.

A photo posted by Feroze Khan (@ferozekhan) on

This one is confusing. You were exhausted. You decided to sleep. And then you thought 'But first... lemme take a selfie!' but took it while you were sleeping?

Let it be clear we do not hate selfies! We wanna see your highlighter on fleek! Or your love for pizza! Heck, give us cute selfies with your puppy! Just don't give us 'cute' selfies AS a puppy. Stay clear of these nuisance selfies and we can guarantee we'll be first to say 'you is lit!'

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ak Feb 07, 2017 04:46pm

Spot on.

Crime Master GOGO Feb 07, 2017 04:58pm

haha...excellent!! really enjoyed reading this. Totally agree that we should ban such kind of selfies

INDIANOFCOARSE Feb 07, 2017 06:24pm

What a line - That pout doesn't get any better with a snout..LOLS

Khilari Feb 07, 2017 10:51pm

There is no cure for those who are obsessed with themselves.

Bea Feb 08, 2017 12:45am

the pout selfie looks like a constipated duck?

D Feb 08, 2017 04:31am

a waste of words

Sam Feb 08, 2017 06:01am

Now, let's face it, there is no reason to be envious of other naturally good looking people... :-)

Faisal Feb 08, 2017 08:11am

Believe it or not but I've seen some girls taking crying slefies, like my bf and I broke up or I failed my finals, let me take a selfie with tears coming down my cheeks.

Saima Feb 08, 2017 08:15am

Hey Mawra selfie with the ceiling was great! Nothing wrong with it! Fun read!

Mahmood Feb 08, 2017 08:21am

How about no selfie, Period?

NOMANSLAND Feb 08, 2017 10:28am

What should actually be banned is the bucket loads of make-up on the face !!

amjad mughal Feb 08, 2017 10:44am

Spot on except Sohai, her selfie is amazing bro.

Favad Qaisar Feb 08, 2017 01:14pm

1 and 3 are nice.

Abdullah Feb 08, 2017 03:51pm

I like it

Almas Feb 08, 2017 03:53pm

I love Pakistan

Naveed j. Feb 08, 2017 09:55pm

I don't even know half of the people. I need to see more Pakistani television.

Hamid Shafiq Feb 13, 2017 04:34pm

Copy of western personalities