Cara Delevingne Comes Under Fire From Angry Fans For 'Selfie Shaming' Instagram Post

The 25-year-old is in hot water with fans who think her latest Instagram post suggests people who take selfies are less intelligent.

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A week after posing alongside the likes of supermodels Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell at the Burberry show at LFW, model-turned-actress Cara Delevingne is now facing backlash over a meme about selfies.

On Friday, the star posted an Instagram photo of a girl with a pile of books overlaid with the message, 'one girl loved reading so much she forgot to how to take a selfie'.

Pretty harmless, right?

Well, not according to some of the 25-year-old's fans who criticised the star's supposed anti-selfie post, for the reason that it seemed to suggest selfies are a waste of time.

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One commenter posted: 'The picture is heavy with 'not like other girls'.'

Another suggested she was a hypocrite, writing: 'Bit ironic though coming from someone who is so wealthy just over this kind of lifestyle. Modelling, photoshoots, and the public eye …'

One added: 'Girls who read are not better than other girls who take selfies. Also they're not mutually exclusive at all. This photo implies the opposite and that girls who read are better than girls who take selfies.

'Maybe you didn't catch the implications the original creator of this photo was actually making, but you should reconsider your post now that people have pointed it out. Backlash isn't necessarily a bad thing, it's a chance to grow.'

In response to the criticism, Delevingne edited the caption on her post to say: 'Wow! The backlash on this picture is heavy!! I am not trying to say that I am better than anyone. It's a nice reminder to me and to anyone. The power of getting lost in a book.'

While we do sympathise with people who think the post was critical of those who don't set any time aside to read, we must emphasise the point that reading books and taking selfies aren't mutually exclusive.

Whether you're reading the latest best-seller or nailing the perfect beauty selfie on public transport, you go gurl.

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