For $80.00 you can now take a fantastic picture of your ass and immediately share it online. Sadly, this is not a joke.
The Belfie Stick by On.com is not a gag gift, nor is it a Comedy Central parody from Key & Peele or Inside Amy Schumer. It is a real item that feeds the narcissistic souls of Generation Z. The “Insta-generaion” that has grown an undying obsession with each other’s butts.
I’d like to thank Kim “Booty West” Kardashian and Anaconda loving Nicki Minaj for shapely influencing our self absorbed youth. I find it alarming that certain celebrity gluteal muscles have more influence on people in North America than any speech the president makes. Twerking (a provocative butt movement) has shamelessly warped the minds of some young ladies. I have a sneaking suspicion that excessive twerking can be hazardous to your health.
Our fascination with the back end of the human body may have something to do with how wonderfully plump certain types of shorts and pants make them look. There’s no shortage of this bootylicious scene here in Kitsilano as we are the Mecca of yoga pants. In 1998 Lululemon Athletica ignited an international craze on how many now dress for exercise. Don’t be mistaken, I am not blaming Lulu for the spawning the Butt-selfie, I’m just saying that there has been an amplified intrigue in certain parts of the body over the past 15 years.
This product has definitely helped us all take a step back in evolution.
To quote Danny Glover from Lethal Weapon, “I’m getting too old for this $h@+!”