What do Obama and Darth Vader have in Common? Selfie Fails.

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Whether you are a leader of the free world, or are building an evil empire, you are not immune from contempt from the Internet for selfie blunders.

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The blogosphere was up in arms yesterday over the impropriety of three heads of state — President Barack Obama, British Prime Minister David Cameron, and Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt — snapping a “selfie” while at a memorial service for Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg.

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But DnA wants to point out that even the most ruthless villains can be tripped up by a selfie — now so ubiquitous that “Selfie” was chosen as the word of the year by Oxford English dictionary. Look at Darth Vader’s selfie fail from earlier this year. (Hint: nice rear-facing camera).

And listen to KCRW’s Lisa Napoli explore the question: are selfies art?