The story behind the selfie: Why those sorority girls seemed selfie-obsessed

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ARIZONA — As we all know, there are two sides to every story. The sorority girls who were shamed for taking an abundance of selfies at a baseball game are no exception.

Right before the camera was fixated on the girls, the stadium announcer reportedly asked the crowd to take selfies as part of a contest or promotion.

The girls participated and were publicly shamed by the announcers, and as a result, by the media, baseball fans, critics of their entire generation, and various social outlets.

As an apology, FoxSports and the Arizona Diamondbacks offered the girls free tickets to another baseball game.

The girls from Arizona State politely declined, and asked that the tickets be donated to families at A New Leaf, a non-profit that supports victims of domestic violence. Alphi Chi Omega’s national philanthropy is domestic violence, and October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month… so the girls used their new-found ‘shame-fame’ to encourage people to donate to the cause.

Good publicity for both A New Leaf and Alpha Chi Omega. The girls have raised at least $13,000 for the cause since the selfie-shaming, including $10,000 donated from Ellen DeGeneres.

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