People Are Taking Selfies At Grenfell Tower And Residents Are Not Ok With It

'Grenfell is a tragedy, not a tourist attraction'

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A photo of a woman taking a selfie with the Grenfell Tower still smoking in the background has been slammed on social media by angry residents, who have described it as "disgraceful" and "sickening".

It seems that since the horror of the Grenfell Tower blaze unfolded on June 14th, many visitors have been partaking in 'grief tourism' and taking selfies outside of the fire-ravaged building which has been burnt to a cinder, without paying their respects to the 79 people who have lost their lives in the fire or through relief efforts.

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Signs have been left near the blacked-out building remains, urging people to 'stop taking pictures please' and 'stop taking selfies', with another reminding them that 'Grenfell [is] a tragedy, not a tourist attraction'.

Locals have complained to the Independent that there has been a 'party atmosphere' amongst certain visitors.

'People taking selfies near the Grenfell tower block are a disgrace. They need to think less about themselves and more about that community,' one local resident wrote.

Rather than taking selfies, here;s all the ways you can help the victims of the Grenfell fire:

Grenfell Support website

You can check out the Grenfell Community Support website which is being updated with all the latest information on which centres are accepting donations and where volunteers are still needed. They've also created an online form for'general offers of help', if you can offer your services in another way.

Giving Money

Various websites are also calling for donations including Evening Standard Dispossessed Fund, which has raised over £1.5m, or to one of the other funds approved by Just Giving.

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