Poehler Selfies, Just because the Oxford Dictionary inducted “selfie” into its once-esteemed pages does not mean that we too must adopt the egocentric smartphone practice. In a new interview, Amy Poehler-national treasure, beloved comedienne, and returning Golden Globes co-host-reveals that she has no plans to indulge in this generation’s vain self-documentation.
“The amount of Instagram selfies seems crazy out-of-control,” the Parks and Recreation star tells Paper in a new profile. “The idea of, ‘This is my face and everyone needs to see it all the time,’ is so far from the privacy that people used to seek. Now everyone acts the way ’80s performance artists used to act. Everybody’s Karen Finley. Everybody’s like, ‘This is my vagina! I’m gonna put shit all over me and take pictures!’
When she was growing up, she explains that, “Pictures were an addition to the experience. Now the picture is the experience. If I’m hanging out with a friend, and they take a picture of me, it’s like ‘Ugh.’ I mean, I hate looking at pictures of myself.” Between Poehler’s denouncement of Instagram selfies, and her Golden Globe co-host Tina Fey’s well-documented disdain for Twitter-“Most people are so f—–g boring that they should shut up, and you should have to get a license. And I’m volunteering to be in charge of the licenses . . . Go write it in a journal and mail it to your grandma.”-it does not seem like there will be much documenting done by Fey and Poehler behind the scenes of next year’s Golden Globes. Maybe that’s a good thing, though?