“I am pro-selfie, just not pro-selfie stick,” Sree Sreenivasan, chief digital officer at the Met, told Mashable. “I'm worried about visitor safety and protecting our art. So we are working with visitor services and security to consider all our options.”
This begs the question: are selfie-stick bans the future? How are good people supposed to get a selfie and the entire ancient Egyptian sarcophagus in the background with just their arms extended as far as their silly non-deity anatomy allows?
Tony Merevick is Cities News Editor at Thrillist and has never used a selfie-stick, but has been stuck walking behind someone using one through a crowd so he can hate all he wants. Follow him on Twitter @tonymerevick.