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Selfies at funerals -- why?

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There is a new trend that you may find distasteful and it is is popping up online -- "selfies" taken at funerals.

These are mostly pictures taken by young people who are attending somber events. The self-portraits are then posted online.

John Heyer works at the Scotto Funeral Home. His concern is that a photo of the dead could end up online and the family wouldn't want that. He thinks some of these selfies may be actually be an opportunity for some to fondly remember the dead.

But some etiquette experts say posting yourself at funeral is the height of poor taste.

"When I was growing up, there was an expression that I can't help but think of in this case: there's time and place for everything, right?" Patricia Napier-Fitzpatrick, founder of the Etiquette School of New York. "And funerals are not for taking pictures of oneself and putting it on the social media for everyone to see."

So if you are still not sure what to do one suggestion you could just leave your phone in your pocket or purse.

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