A Couple From Brooklyn Took A Selfie In Front of Nelson Mandela’s Cell on Robben Island

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I witnessed this today. Feel free to be outraged.

Robben Island off Cape Town is where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated for 26 years. Part of the tour is you walk the grounds and through the prison where he and many other political prisoners were held.

During the part of the tour where you see prisoner 466/64’s cell for the majority of his time on the island, a couple from Brooklyn, NYC took a selfie in front of the cell. He was smiling while she goofed around and had a scared look on her face that said, “OMG. I’m in prison. Yikes.”

Let’s break this down. First off, fuck you to the couple. Second, have we lost all sense of decency and decorum? For tourists, yes. This narcissistic society we’ve created for ourselves and our children will lead to our demise.

I felt like asking the couple, “What are you trying to prove? Who is this for?” I hope if they share the photo that their friends call them out for their bullshit.

As for them being from Brooklyn, that just reinforces my notion that the majority of people who move and live in Brooklyn are douches and assholes. When cities start comparing their cool area to Brooklyn (like Woodstock here in Cape Town), I say, “You don’t want to do that.”

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