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.
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.
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.”