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Teenager is criticised for smiling selfie at Auschwitz

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A teenager has suffered a social media backlash after taking a selfie at Auschwitz - reported the DailyMail.

Breanna Mitchell, who is thought to be an American who recently graduated high school, uploaded the controversial image on Twitter with the message: 'Selfie in the Auschwitz Concentration Camp', followed by a blushing smiley face symbol.

The photo has been retweeted more than 3,000 times alongside hundreds of messages of criticism.

But she seems to have taken the unexpected fame in her stride by sharing a news article condemning her actions with the message, 'I'm famous yall.'
Originally, Mitchell said she wished people would stop tweeting about the photo.
She said: 'Omg I wish people would quit tweeting to, quoting, retweeting, and favoriting my picture of my smiling in Auschwitz Concentration Camp. Like apparently is such a big deal that I smiled. Good Lord.'

Mitchell claims she took the photo after studying the Holocaust for years with her father, who died a year ago.
She said: 'That trip actually meant something to me and I was happy about it,' she tweeted, explaining the reasoning behind the smiling selfie.'

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