Last updated: 09:00 PM ET, Mon April 11 2016

Hijacking Selfie Bro Flips Photo Fame for 'Celebrity Big Brother' Role

Entertainment | Gabe Zaldivar | April 11, 2016

Hijacking Selfie Bro Flips Photo Fame for 'Celebrity Big Brother' Role

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One of the most peculiar stories of the year just became a lot stranger.

By now you have undoubtedly happened across the above image, which features a man from Leeds, Ben Innes, posing with EgyptAir hijacker Seif Eldin Mustafa.

It’s essentially the last image you would think would pop up on your social media stream involving the terrifying prospect of an airline hijacking.

But it’s 2016 and there it was as The Sun (h/t NPR) previously reported. Now that odd moment may just win Innes his place on a famed reality television show.

The Mirror reports the man who decided a harrowing moment was a perfect opportunity for a snapshot may now appear on “Celebrity Big Brother.”

The report adds that Innes has a past assault conviction stemming from an altercation outside a nightclub in 2009.

Now, more famously, Innes is in the initial throes of a celebrity rumor. The report states: “Now, CBB bosses want him to bring his quirky personality into the house as they widen the net of ‘stars’ who should appear on the show.”

Sadly, not only does this news condone Innes’ potentially dangerous decision but it also champions it, potentially giving a TV spot to someone who made a ludicrous decision.

Of course, and thankfully, Mustafa was strapped with a fake bomb during a standoff in Cyprus aboard a plane that was initially en route to Cairo.

Innes explained to The Sun at the time why he decided to take a moment for the world’s most inopportune photo.

Innes states: “I’m not sure why I did it, I just threw caution to the wind while trying to stay cheerful in the face of adversity. I figured if his bomb was real I’d nothing lose anyway, so took a chance to get a closer look at it. I got one of the cabin crew to translate for me and asked him if I could do a selfie with him. He just shrugged OK so I stood by him and smiled for the camera while a stewardess did the snap. It has to be the best selfie ever.”

No, it has to be among the most insane.

We never thought we would have to offer this advice, but please be safe out there and refrain from commiserating with extremely dangerous people attempting a hijacking.

Contrary to what you have just seen, this is not an opportunity for a photo session. 


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