The girl, who goes by the Twitter handle “Princess Breanna”, actually tweeted the contentious pic over a month ago—but for some reason, today it inflamed, blew up and developed into a veritable shiftiest of epic proportions.
The photo shows “Princess Breanna” clad in pink, grinning broadly as she poses in front of two rows of dormitories.
“Selfie in the Auschwitz Concentration Camp” she captioned the pic.
The backlash kicked off Sunday morning with a slew of tweets accusing her of a variety of things—ranging from insensitivity to insanity.
Here’s a sample:
ehm, you took a selfie in a place where thousands of people were murdered during WWII. Are you fucking insane?
I just hope she one day understands why this is so hurtful.
Did you manage to take any of you laughing inside a gas chamber or maybe one with your head stuck in a cremator?
What a fucking idiot
How can you be happy and smile in this pic? Do you not understand the horrors and murders that happened here? I'd be crying.
my relatives died at auschwitz, can I smile at your dad's death? A selfie whilst in at it?
smile at my dad's death and I swear to god if you didn't live in fucking London or wherever I would come fucking kill you
Well, finally, the teen tweeted back, attempting to explain/justify her highly questionable photo pose—Claiming she had studied the history of Auschwitz and its role in World War II with her father and that they had planned to visit the camp together one day—but he had died last year before they got the opportunity to do so. She claims she was smiling in the photo because she was thinking of her father and was happy she had made the trip.
yeah, I do understand what happened there. I studied it for years with my dad and we always planned to visit there but he died
[my father died] a year ago, so that trip actually meant something to me and I was happy about it.
But the firestorm has refused to die down and the teen has obviously started feeling the heat, tweeting:
Omg I wish people would quit tweeting to, quoting, retweeting, and favoriting my picture of my smiling in Auschwitz Concentration Camp.
I'm so stupid and fuck everything up. It's official.