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Kim Kardashian declares selfies over: What does this mean for us?

Spoiler alert: not that much, if we're going to be real about it.
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Who knew this day would ever come? Kim Kardashian, the high queen of selfies, author of the coffee book Selfish has renounced selfies.

In a promotional video for Keeping up with the Kardashians, Kim’s sister Khloe Kardashian asked the reality star “Would you rather never be able to post a selfie or never be able to post a Snapchat again?”

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Shockingly, the 36 year old answered that she “would rather never be able to post a selfie again.” That from someone who has once captioned a picture “public bathroom selfie” and has once cropped her firstborn child, North West, out of a selfie.

She went on to explain that “selfies are kind of a few years ago.”

This left us scratching our heads a little. Were they ever really cool for anyone other than the Kardashian-Jenners? Is saying that they are over admitting that we did at some point think that they were cool? Has anyone asked Kylie Jenner?

In any case, Kim’s recent Instagram activity, there has been a marked drop off in the amount of selfies she has been posting, opting to post pictures other people have taken of her instead.

The real, pressing question is, what does this mean for us average photo takers? What bearing does this have over our lives and Instagram feeds?

None. This has absolutely no bearing on our lives and it even looks as if Instagram will not begin removing selfies, banning new ones or taking any action. Even if you still choose to believe (why?) Kim’s statement that selfies are “the purpose of life” no one will care. We bet she still secretly thinks that too.

If the return of the polaroid is anything to go by, photo styles are like fashion and like the humble flared jean, the selfie will be back again one day.

That said, if you want to follow our influencer overlord’s new decree we have prepared a list of alternatives to posting a #selfie.

1. Get someone else to take your picture.

This may seem strange and new, but you will get used to it. Like everyone got used to it for the last hundred years.

2. Use a selfie stick.

Technically still a selfie, but no one will be able to tell.

3. Self timer selfies.

See number 2.

4. Mirror selfie

Does it even still count as a selfie? Yes? Who cares?

5. Take the selfie anyway.

Go on. Kim may be fabulous but she isn’t the boss of you. I won’t tell. Phone up, chin down, pout.

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