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'Sellotape selfies' craze started by Brighton student

The Argus: 'Sellotape selfies' craze started by Brighton student 'Sellotape selfies' craze started by Brighton student

Here's one Facebook craze which could stick around for a while – ‘Sellotape selfies’.

Thousands of people have been wrapping clear tape around their face to make themselves look like grotesque ogres.

They then upload their amazing picture to Facebook and nominate a friend to take part in the embarrassing challenge.

The craze, which was launched on Wednesday, quickly went viral with more than 50,000 people ‘liking’ the Sellotape Selfie page in the first 24 hours.

It was dreamed up by University of Brighton student Lizzie Durley, 21, who is studying international events management.

She said: “I got the idea from Jim Carrey’s office scene in ‘Yes Man’. I was having a bad day and remembered that scene from the film which really tickled me.

“I figured people were get- ting bored of the whole ‘selfie’ craze, I know I was, so I just applied the concepts of the selfie and the nomination to this idea and bosh, Sellotape selfies.

“I launched it to my friends and they shared it and it went from there, it just grew so quickly.

“The concept is applicable to literally anyone. Everyone can join in. There’s no risk of offence, and people just love to have a giggle. My goal for the end of today was 3,000 follow- ers and I thought that was adventurous.

“But five hours later it was on about 18,000 and by the evening, at which point we couldn’t really believe how popular it was, it was at 50,000.”

Lizzie is now being bombarded with jokers around the country sending her pictures.

She said: “On Wednesday, I couldn’t move from my laptop because the page was just going crazy and I had to keep up with it all.

“I am receiving multiple entries by the second and it is a task to keep up with. It is all very overwhelming.”

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8:40am Fri 21 Mar 14

tykemison says...

Cool story bro! Yawn.
Cool story bro! Yawn. tykemison
  • Score: 14

9:34am Fri 21 Mar 14

Morpheus says...

Little things, little minds.
Little things, little minds. Morpheus
  • Score: 19

9:58am Fri 21 Mar 14

tykemison says...

also,how long until one of these goons ends up in A&E because the tape adhesive has got in their eyes or such like?Lizzie,who is studying"internation
al events management",what on Gods earth is that!!!
also,how long until one of these goons ends up in A&E because the tape adhesive has got in their eyes or such like?Lizzie,who is studying"internation al events management",what on Gods earth is that!!! tykemison
  • Score: 13

10:01am Fri 21 Mar 14

downbythesea says...

Dreamed up by Lizzie Durley? In two words, total c0bblers!

We did that at school in the early 1980's, 10 years before she was born except we took pictures with film cameras and the internet didn't really exist as such then!

I really fear for the intelligence of the young these days, from stories of students who can't open a locked bathroom door and have to call the fire brigade, to this!

Or maybe I'm just getting old? lol
Dreamed up by Lizzie Durley? In two words, total c0bblers! We did that at school in the early 1980's, 10 years before she was born except we took pictures with film cameras and the internet didn't really exist as such then! I really fear for the intelligence of the young these days, from stories of students who can't open a locked bathroom door and have to call the fire brigade, to this! Or maybe I'm just getting old? lol downbythesea
  • Score: 18

1:24pm Fri 21 Mar 14

Alison Smith says...

I hope this doesn't result in a child getting suffocated?
I hope this doesn't result in a child getting suffocated? Alison Smith
  • Score: 7

4:57pm Fri 21 Mar 14

Take it Personally says...

"It was dreamed up by University of Brighton student Lizzie Durley, 21, who is studying international events management."

-errrm hate to brake it to you but it wasn't.
We were doing this in school in the 80's and even photographing it too...
"It was dreamed up by University of Brighton student Lizzie Durley, 21, who is studying international events management." -errrm hate to brake it to you but it wasn't. We were doing this in school in the 80's and even photographing it too... Take it Personally
  • Score: 7

5:45pm Fri 21 Mar 14

Iona Ferrari says...

on Wednesday I couldn't leave my laptop .... really love ? you need to get a bit of perspective in your life
on Wednesday I couldn't leave my laptop .... really love ? you need to get a bit of perspective in your life Iona Ferrari
  • Score: 9

9:46pm Fri 21 Mar 14

Idontbelieveit1948 says...

Lizzie clearly doesn't have enough to do !
Lizzie clearly doesn't have enough to do ! Idontbelieveit1948
  • Score: 6

10:59pm Fri 21 Mar 14

FatherTed11 says...

Clearly working hard at university then....fcuking students....
Clearly working hard at university then....fcuking students.... FatherTed11
  • Score: 7

8:28am Sat 22 Mar 14

hubby says...

Did she get a grant to study this?
Needs to get a life.
Did she get a grant to study this? Needs to get a life. hubby
  • Score: 4

1:16pm Sat 22 Mar 14

Farouche says...

She is actually studying for a degree in international retard events and is doing pretty well...
She is actually studying for a degree in international retard events and is doing pretty well... Farouche
  • Score: 5

6:23pm Sat 22 Mar 14

Take it Personally says...

Farouche wrote:
She is actually studying for a degree in international retard events and is doing pretty well...
-Brilliant! That made me laugh out loud!
[quote][p][bold]Farouche[/bold] wrote: She is actually studying for a degree in international retard events and is doing pretty well...[/p][/quote]-Brilliant! That made me laugh out loud! Take it Personally
  • Score: 3

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