Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Quebec funeral directors trying to curtail 'funeral selfies'

"Taking photos at funerals not new, but posing for selfies at a casket and posting to social media is"

Via Reddit:  Funeral directors in Quebec are discussing how to educate people that taking selfies over a corpse and posting it to social media may be considered disrespectful in some families.

The president of the corporation of funeral directors of Quebec, Denis Desrochers, said the act of taking photos at a funeral isn't new, but sharing those photos on social media is.

"There won't be a 'selfie police,'" he told Radio-Canada's Gravel le Matin, but said that among Quebec funeral directors there is a debate over how to educate people about what is respectful behaviour at a funeral parlour.

"In many funeral parlours we have very clear rules around limiting selfies. Or we tell the public that the families don't want selfies," he said.


Leland said...

You could just as Barack to leave.

ricpic said...

Whatever happened to decorum?

Amartel said...

The same thing that happened to dignity.

edutcher said...

What ever happened to class?

I know, Canuckistan.

William said...

Do committed nudists ask to be buried in the nude?.....Before cremation, do funeral directors take off the clothes and use them on the next client? Seems an awful waste to just burn them up. Do they sift through the ashes for the gold and silver fillings? That would be like leaving a tip for the funeral staff.