These days, people will do anything for a selfie. Tourists in Argentina angered activists throughout the world when they pulled a baby dolphin from the ocean to take pictures and it died shortly after. However, a good selfie can also save a life. After eviscerating Kanye West on Twitter with her #FingersInTheBootyAssB***h clap back, Amber Rose subdued the nuclear Twitter fight with a perfectly-timed selfie with his wife, Kim Kardashian.
No guns were involved in the peacekeeping photo and all seemed right in the West camp afterward (until Kanye decided to be that embarrassing drunk uncle at a holiday dinner with his nonsensical Twitter rants). The same can’t be said for a Washington man who accidentally killed himself over a selfie.
The Skagit Valley Herald reports that a 43-year-old fatally shot himself in the face while posing for pictures with what he believed to be an unloaded weapon. He had been snapping photos throughout the day with his girlfriend, and would unload and reload after each session. Unfortunately, he forgot one bullet and it cost him his life.
According to the Skagit County Sheriff’s Office, his death is being investigated as accidental.