“You’re slaves to your gadgets”
From The Times of Israel:
During a photo shoot prior to an interview session with the foreign press last week, the prime minister waxed nostalgic, lamenting in a Louis C.K.-esque manner over the failure to live in the moment among today’s selfie-crazed society.
“What do you do get out of all these pictures?” Netanyahu can be seen asking an unseen cameraman in a video uploaded to YouTube on Wednesday.
“I mean, what exactly do you do with it?”
Netanyahu is answered that the photographers seek the best picture, but apparently that reply does not satisfy him.
“OK, so what? What do you do with it?”
Netanyahu is then told that many of the photos are used for “behind-the-scenes footage,” to which the prime minister simply replies “boring.”
The Israeli leader goes on to criticize society at large and reflects on the fact that excessive photography has come to replace actual living.
“I don’t understand this new world,” Netanyahu complains.
“When do they have time to live? They’re taking pictures all the time.”
Buzzfeed seems to be taking this personally, with frame-by-frame coverage under the title, Benjamin Netanyahu Has Had Enough Of Your Selfies. Don’t worry Buzzfeed, he didn’t say anything about cat photos and .gifs, so your business model is safe. For now.
But does Netanyahu practice what he preaches?DONATE
Donations tax deductible
to the full extent allowed by law.