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Your Take: Are selfies going too far?

  • We asked, you answered our question about the selfie craze
  • Most call them 'self-indulgent' and 'narcissistic' while others didn't see the issue with them
Your Take: Are selfies going too far?

In a world flooded with so many painless ways to share selfies, it's no surprise that they are more popular than ever. But some discussion points to the idea that selfies can send a negative image -- and the controversy over certain Instagram accounts proves that. 

One such account is focused on a young woman who's gotten famous on Instagram for posting "belfies," which means selfies of your own rear end.

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On Saturday, we posed the question to you about selfies on HLN's Facebook page. And we hear you loud and clear: overall, you believe selfies are self-absorbed!

Elizabeth S.: It seems kind of narcissistic to keep taking pictures of yourself.
Casey May W.: Are we talking 5 selfies a day or once in a while? That's the difference between confidence and self indulgence.
Tina Blair E.: The ones who take them all the time, I think have self esteem issues, They post them so they can get attention from all their friends.

On one hand, a lot of you thought that selfies were about looking for attention and approval. While that was the resounding opinion, a few people, however, seemed to think that Instagrammers like the belfie queen have every right to do what they do.

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Debby L.: Stop being intimidated by this girl's body. Jealousy and insecurity is never a good look. She's got a flat stomach and a nice donk. Don't hate, congratulate.
Leah M.: Nothing wrong with loving what you have.
Choeck V.: Selfies are ok if the pictures are tasteful.
Edith A.: Depends on the reason you take them. But doing it also allows others to judge you on your outer beauty. Some have on so much make up, clothes that make you APPEAR as if you have a perfect body, hair weave, extensions, some are surgically enhanced etc. I think many give a false impression of who they really are, others seek attention through comments and "likes". 

Some of you just don't want to have the conversation in the first place.

Candice A.:  I don't care if they are good or bad. I just wish the word selfie was destroyed and never spoken again!

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