Sunday, 24 August 2014

French beach bans selfies

FOLLOWING a spike in British holidaymakers ‘bragging’ abroad, mobile network Three has joined with a French beach authority to impose a ban on holidaymakers taking and sharing selfies, or braggies as they are also known.

The ban comes after research reveals one in three Brits now put bragging in their top five must-do activities when on holiday – with the beach being the most popular braggie backdrop.

The beach authorities have worked with mobile network Three to impose the ban on a section of the Garoupe beach following a significant rise in the number of British holidaymakers flooding social media with ‘holiday spam’

The two sections of the beach designated a No Braggies Zone will remain so for two weeks during the peak August holiday rush, creating a brag-free haven for those weary of seeing beachgoers spending their whole time on the sand taking shots of themselves.

A team of holiday spam police will patrol the sands to enforce the ban.

The phone network and the beach authorities are also making an example of celebrities deemed to be the worst offenders when it comes to holiday selfies, with outright bans for any famous faces whose holiday bragging tendencies have been well documented in the past – so that’s au revoir to the likes of Rihanna and Kim Kardashian, among others.

A spokesperson for the beach authority said: ‘The Garoupe beaches are among the most glamorous and pristine beaches in all of France. However, we want people to be able to enjoy our exclusive beach in the moment, not spending the majority of their time here uploading selfies and sunsets to brag to their friends and family back home.’

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