Selfie sticks are starting to become banned in museums. - DatelineCarolina

Selfie sticks are starting to become banned in museums.

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USC Junior Nicole Testa, says that she does not understand why banning selfie sticks is a big issue. USC Junior Nicole Testa, says that she does not understand why banning selfie sticks is a big issue.
Smithsonian Press Secretary, John Gibbons says he still wants tourist to take selfies at their exhibits. Smithsonian Press Secretary, John Gibbons says he still wants tourist to take selfies at their exhibits.

By: Jamaal Simmons

Selfie sticks are becoming very popular around the world. The selfie stick is designed to make taking selfie pictures with cell phones easier by attaching a phone to the end of an extendable pole.

However, museums across the world are starting to ban the selfie stick.

The Smithsonian museum are some of those.

"We want to make sure they were included in the policy, so that our visitors can have a safe but enjoyable visit, and we keep our objects safe. You have paintings on walls, you have objects on pedestals that are very valuable and fragile and we want to make sure that they stay safe," says John Gibbons, Smithsonian Press Secretary.

USC junior Nicole Testa doe not understand why this is even a problem.

"I don't really get it, I don't get the difference between taking a picture like this with your camera, or having a stick do it for you," says Testa.

The Smithsonian has banned the selfie stick but Gibbons still wants tourist to take selfies. 

"We're not banning selfies. They are absolutely encourages to take selfies, just the handheld kind," says Gibbons.

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