Selfie Politics: Perhaps We Need Superheroes After All

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Sim as Superman, with brother in arms and MP for Bukit Bendera, Zairil Khir Johari, as Batman during the Justice League Run last year.

I wrote recently about “selfie politics” – how politicians try to project an “I’m-like-youthe- normal-people” image, exemplified by the proliferation of selfie-taking by politicians.

“(P)oliticians project themselves to be someone like us, with personal weaknesses, personal struggles; they ride on motorbikes just like us, fly AirAsia promo instead of SIA business class, just like us. And they are sometimes a little playful, like us they take selfies.” Someone said this to me, after reading the essay, “Do not underestimate the power of selfies.”

Actually, far from it, I am fully aware of the power of selfies, if my article was not clear enough.


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