Teenage girls mocked mercilessly for taking selfies ask for donations for Domestic Violence charity.

This is how they do it.

They were doing what teenage girls do best (and teenage boys.)

Taking endless selfies rather than pay attention to what was going on before them.

But when they were publically shamed for it they hit back – in the best way possible way.

The girls, from the sorority Alpha Chi Omega at Arizona State University had their 15 minutes of fame last week when announcers at a Major League Baseball game called them out for paying more attention to their phones than the game they were at.

The girls on their phones.

A video of the girls posing and laughing for their endless snaps went viral as the announcers mercilessly mocked them.

“‘Hold on, gotta take a selfie with the hot dog, selfie with the churro, selfie just of the selfie,” one announcer cried.

“Look at the one on the right,”

“Do you have to make faces when you take selfies?” asked the second man.

“Wait, one more now,” said the first.

“Do you have to make faces when you take selfies?”

And on they went…


“Better angle. Check it. Did that come out OK?”

“That’s the best one of the 300 pictures of myself I’ve taken today.”

“Every girl in the picture is locked into her phone. Every single one is dialled in. Welcome to parenting in 2015! They’re all just completely transfixed by technology.”

As with these things the clip went viral, their selfie pics became a sensation, the girls got their 15 minutes of fame and analysis ranged from whether the announcers were being sexist (probably) to why we always mock teenage girls (cause we are terrified of them supposedly).

Amanda Hess writing for Slate: “What have we learned today? Men like to look at young women. Young women like to look at themselves. Men don’t like it when young women look at themselves. But they don’t dislike it enough to stop looking at them when they’re looking at themselves.”



But the story didn’t end there.

These are teenage girls.  A group like no other. Social media queens. A FORCE TO BE RECKONED WITH.

And they have the last laugh.

The young women have now reminded the Major Baseball League and their millions of (quite often male) fans around the world that there are greater things to pay attention to than a harmless bunch of happy girls taking selies.

Domestic Violence.

When the girls hit peak viral status the Arizona Diamondbacks took pity on them and offered them tickets to future games. But the young women with the deft that only young women have graciously turned the tables on them.

“Alpha Chi Omega at Arizona State University would like to thank the Arizona Diamondbacks and Fox Sports for reaching out to the chapter after last night’s game and subsequent media frenzy,” the sorority wrote on their Facebook page.

“We appreciate their generous offer of tickets to tonight’s game. However, instead of chapter members attending the game, we have asked the Diamondbacks and Fox Sports to provide tickets to a future game for families at A New Leaf, a local non-profit that helps support victims of domestic violence.”

They ended their post with a link to make donations to support victims of domestic violence, “[It is] the beginning of Domestic Violence Awareness Month,”

“If everyone who viewed this statement took the time to make a donation in recognition of domestic violence awareness, which is Alpha Chi Omega’s national philanthropy, we would be so grateful! We are happy to have the opportunity to shed some positive light on such a sensitive subject.”

And thus the mockers were silenced.