As the Sydney hostage crisis unfolds,social media users have been called 'messed up' and 'insensitive' for taking selfies at the scene and posting them online.
Several bystanders - mostly tourists and shoppers - took photos of themselves standing in Martin's Place near the Lindt Chocolate Café where a gunman has taken at least 15 people hostage.
The selfies have been uploaded to Twitter and Instagram where the backlash has already begun.
One of the selfie-takers even used the tag #hostagesituationselfie.
Predictably, their actions have been widely condemned.
Anyone taking a selfie at the siege in Sydney has something seriously wrong them.— James (@devonyellow) December 15, 2014
My brother lives in Sydney, maybe I should send him to start punching the cafe selfie takers... :) #sydneysiege— Scott Lovegrove (@scottisafool) December 15, 2014
Selfie-taking from the rubber-neckers in the Sydney Siege is gross.— Georgie Young (@georgieby) December 15, 2014
Others took a less dim view, sayng they were just letting normal life carry on.
I'm not judging anyone who takes a 'Sydney Selfie'. This is Australia, they absolutely won't let anyone stop them being *them*. Fair dinkum.— Leonard Sultana (@lennyukdeejay) December 15, 2014