When selfie sticks first came onto the scene, the world balked. "They're silly," they said. "They're shallow," they bemoaned. Over time, however, they have caught on with the larger public. Part of this is due to the overwhelming amount of celebrities who have bravely thrown caution to the wind and used their selfie sticks in public. Their bold, unabashed use of these stigmatized pieces of technology have paved the way for the wider, less famous populace to indulge in the delightful vessels of superficiality.To celebrate the long and storied history of celebrity selfies via selfie sticks, we have compiled the following list of some high profile stick users. Vote up your favorite celebrity selfie!
- Photo: Wikimedia Commons / CC-BYTom Hanks knew that he wanted to make his last appearance on Letterman special, so he used the opportunity to teach Letterman how to use a selfie stick. "I think, by and large, selfies can be pretty goofy, but look at the thrill of this baby," he said.Is this funny?
Ben StillerPhoto: Metaweb / GNU Free Documentation LicenseTechnically, it's Derek Zoolander - not Ben Stiller - who's using the selfie stick in this picture (complete with signature lip pucker). We'd bet all of our money that Zoolander has at least ten of these things lying around his mansion.Is this funny?
- Photo: Metaweb / GNU Free Documentation LicenseAt a 2015 conference on social media in London, Salma Hayek demonstrated expert use of a monster selfie stick as part of a presentation on maintaining a steady online presence. Her brave decision to use a selfie stick in front of such a large audience has inspired many people around the world to publicly come out about their regular use of the tool.Is this funny?
- Photo: Wikimedia Commons / CC-BYTennis stars Maria Sharapova and Thanasi Kokkinakis employed a selfie stick to take a picture of themselves with 380 youth volunteers at the Australian Open. You definitely can't do that with a regular old iPhone.Is this funny?