Now I love a selfie as much as the next girl, but you need to know where to draw the line. In this case, the line is somewhere between 'at a funeral' and 'literally with your dead dad's still cooling body'. Serbian model Jelica Ljubicic, who also describes herself online as a singer, took the somewhat controversial decision to let social media know the moment her dad died in a unique way. She stuck her lips out, made sure her boobs were in shot and snapped away taking a set of selfies with her dad's corpse still on his hospital bed. She's come under criticism for her actions, described by many as heartless, and has been forced to delete her accounts after a flurry of abusive messages were sent to her and apparently made her fear for her life.
Serbian model posts selfie with her father's DEAD BODY https://t.co/RrTMpRLvFH— rüştü şenyüz (@rustusnyz) July 19, 2018
Ljubicic uploaded the picture with the caption: "Dad… Rest in peace. We have fought as much as we can, but it is not our will. We don’t decide how long we will live. He left us in the 67th year of life. Thank you for everything, I am grateful for being your daughter, and having you as my father. Thank you for bringing us to the right path. Rest in peace, you will always stay in our hearts." Pretty much immediately after uploading the photo she faced a backlash, with one commenter writing "This is how much she cares for her father she has the time and strength to take photos" and another adding "Only a sick person can do this. I can’t believe what am I reading and seeing. No, there is no hope for this world."
Dear @LoganPaul,— Aaron Paul (@aaronpaul_8) January 2, 2018
How dare you! You disgust me. I can't believe that so many young people look up to you. So sad. Hopefully this latest video woke them up. You are pure trash. Plain and simple. Suicide is not a joke. Go rot in hell.
It isn't the first time a public figure has come under fire for posing with a dead body. Earlier this year American YouTube star Logan Paul received a barrage of criticism after uploading a video of him discovering a dead body in Japan’s ‘Aokigahara’ Suicide Forest. Paul and his friends were posting a series of videos of their trip to Japan on their popular YouTube channel and visited the forest at the base of Mount Fuji known to be a suicide hotspot. They were shocked to find the body but also cracked jokes and showed the body repeatedly in several close-ups where only the face was blurred out. A member of the group can be heard off camera saying he "doesn't feel good", Paul then asks him: "What, you never stand next to a dead guy?".