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Teen's Smiling Selfie At Auschwitz Goes Viral After Inciting Twitter Anger

The young woman said she was smiling because she always wanted to visit the concentration camp with her late father.

Posted on July 20, 2014, at 2:17 p.m. ET

A tweet by a girl named Breanna Mitchell of her happy selfie at the biggest of the Nazi death camps has gone viral and incited rage around the internet.

Though the tweet is from last month, it began gaining traction this weekend.

@PrincessBMM Incredibly disrespectful.

.@LazySavant @PrincessBMM ehm, you took a selfie in a place where thousands of people were murdered during WWII. Are you fucking insane?

W3105@watpoae

.@LazySavant @PrincessBMM ehm, you took a selfie in a place where thousands of people were murdered during WWII. Are you fucking insane?

12:34 PM - 20 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

@tweetofsar @Alex_the_seal @PrincessBMM I just hope she one day understands why this is so hurtful.

Cynthia Dringus@Ren_Devine

@tweetofsar @Alex_the_seal @PrincessBMM I just hope she one day understands why this is so hurtful.

8:49 AM - 20 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

@simotrfc @PrincessBMM What a fucking idiot.

Tom@TomLFC22

@simotrfc @PrincessBMM What a fucking idiot.

11:07 AM - 20 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

@PrincessBMM @ianbhough Did you manage to take any of you laughing inside a gas chamber or maybe one with your head stuck in a cremator?

Sh!t Be Meltin@sh1tbemeltin

@PrincessBMM @ianbhough Did you manage to take any of you laughing inside a gas chamber or maybe one with your head stuck in a cremator?

12:13 PM - 20 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Breanna said she studied the history of the World War II concentration camp with her father, who died before the two were able to visit, and that she was smiling because she was happy to make it to the site.

@PrincessBMM 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.

Tara Simpson@TeighLeigh

@PrincessBMM 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.

2:06 PM - 08 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

@TeighLeigh 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

Princess Breanna@PrincessBMM

@TeighLeigh 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

3:17 PM - 08 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

@TeighLeigh a year ago, so that trip actually meant something to me and I was happy about it.

Princess Breanna@PrincessBMM

@TeighLeigh a year ago, so that trip actually meant something to me and I was happy about it.

3:17 PM - 08 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

When people began tweeting that her selfie and emoticon were inappropriate, the teen fired back angrily.

@princessbmm like, are you serious with that emoticon and everything

Debbie Downer@LaurieFromMiami

@princessbmm like, are you serious with that emoticon and everything

12:37 PM - 20 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

@PrincessBMM @TeighLeigh my relatives died at auschwitz, can I smile at your dad's death? A selfie whilst in at it?

BenHoopsBowers@sirbenhbowers

@PrincessBMM @TeighLeigh my relatives died at auschwitz, can I smile at your dad's death? A selfie whilst in at it?

11:41 AM - 20 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

@sirbenhbowers 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

Princess Breanna@PrincessBMM

@sirbenhbowers 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

11:43 AM - 20 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

While she hasn't taken the tweet down, Breanna seems regretful of the attention the photo caused.

Omg I wish people would quit tweeting to, quoting, retweeting, and favoriting my picture of my smiling in Auschwitz Concentration Camp.

Princess Breanna@PrincessBMM

Omg I wish people would quit tweeting to, quoting, retweeting, and favoriting my picture of my smiling in Auschwitz Concentration Camp.

11:10 AM - 20 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

I'm so stupid and fuck everything up. It's official.

Princess Breanna@PrincessBMM

I'm so stupid and fuck everything up. It's official.

1:40 AM - 20 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Though she wasn't without her supporters.

@PrincessBMM I get the controversy, but people are a bit ridiculous. People will find any reason to hate

Lauren cleveland@CLEVELANDDD

@PrincessBMM I get the controversy, but people are a bit ridiculous. People will find any reason to hate

1:16 PM - 20 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

@PrincessBMM A quick google search shows loads of other pictures taken there, with people smiling, shock . Don't listen to the haters!

Tim Summers@Tim_Summers

@PrincessBMM A quick google search shows loads of other pictures taken there, with people smiling, shock 😯. Don't listen to the haters!

12:34 PM - 20 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

@PrincessBMM Nice pic. Ignore the righteous brigade. People with nothing better to do than act superior on twitter.

Lay-Z@LazySavant

@PrincessBMM Nice pic. Ignore the righteous brigade. People with nothing better to do than act superior on twitter.

12:29 PM - 20 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

And one person even took credit for snapping a similarly offensive selfie.

@PrincessBMM Bitch please. Trying to be me. I'm the original inappropriate selfie taker.

Matt@diamatron

@PrincessBMM Bitch please. Trying to be me. I'm the original inappropriate selfie taker.

12:32 PM - 20 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

h/t Business Insider

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