28 thoughts on “No! No! No!

  1. Kat8

    I think it’s a good idea. It’s a bit of a taboo in Ireland but not in many other countries to have photographs at a funeral. A death & funeral is a big event in a family’s history, and future generations – and even people who were there – would be interested having a record of the day.

  2. jedi

    I was at a Jamaican funeral in London where they video-ed the whole thing, from the coffin arriving to the chapel , the complete service and eulogies right down to the lowering of coffin and shovelling of earth onto coffin until the grave was completely filled by the mourners efforts, I was told the family back in Jamaica would watch the complete video like we might watch a wedding video

  3. The People's Hero

    An uncle of mine died a few years back and my cousin’s wife – a Filipino – was snapping it like we would a wedding… It’s the done thing in the Philippines by all accounts. Cultural differences are a thing to be celebrated. And today, we’ve learned something new about our Free Presbyterian neighbours up north…

    1. Outta me Bento Box

      “Cultural differences are a thing to be celebrated. ”

      Acting like a tw*t isn’t something to be celebrated.

      A drunken Paddy at a Filipino Funeral would be wrong too

  4. Dirmius

    I was at a funeral of a a young woman whose brother was in the US with a family and a job but no visa. Since the brother couldn’t come home for the funeral without risking not getting back in to the US to his family, the best he could do was listen in over the phone. One of the other relatives held up the phone for the entire ceremony.

  5. John E. Bravo

    I wouldn’t take a pic personally, or like to be at a funeral where someone was taking pics, but considering it was meant to be a family-only funeral, I think the person with the phone is transgressing a little less than the person with the long lens getting paid.

    1. John E. Bravo

      this should be “I wouldn’t personally take a pic”; I probably would take the pic personally, personally.

    1. coconut

      oh my god look at him! i just noticed. he’s fecking tiny!
      this is the greatest thing on the t’internet today.

  6. SB

    I’ve been at funerals where a live feed was watched online by relatives in Oz. This was from a fixed webcam in the church, I think

  7. medieval knievel

    someone taking a photograph of someone taking a photograph of a funeral. very meta.

    whatever happened to the IT policy of not publishing photos of funerals; at least not close up ones where the bereaved can be identified.

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