Neil Armstrong Criticised On 45th Anniversary Of Moon Landing For Not Taking A Selfie



It was Man’s greatest achievement but 45 years on but many people have been pointing out where the astronauts of the Apollo 11 mission went tragically wrong, costing the human race one of top 5,000 selfies of all time.

After countless minutes of research, it became apparent Neil Armstrong, wrongly lauded as some sort of hero, did not have the presence of mind to take a selfie of himself on the moon that faithful day in July 1969.

The picture taken on that day of Earth from the Moon is often hailed as the greatest picture ever taken but this assessment has been recently reassessed, taking into account the modern social media landscape.

“Upon reflection, I may have been somewhat short sighted,” said the idiot who counts being the first man on the moon in his list of achievements, in an interview shortly before his death in 2012, “maybe I should have taken a selfie”.

“I took a photo of Neil,” explained second man on the moon Buzz Aldrin, “and I remember saying at the time, ‘hey, I think you should take one of yourself’ if only I had insisted on it, we could have saved ourselves from this valid ridicule”.

While a picture of Armstrong looking proud on the moon was taken, internet law dictates that if it isn’t a selfie it is the photographic equivalent of a steaming pile of shit.

Using the latest technology WWN was able to confirm that had the moon landing and its accompanying shoddy photo work occurred today it would not even trend on Twitter.

“Failure to get in a truly great selfie on the moon along with the fact that #Manonthemoon is a pretty terrible hash tag, the Moon landing wouldn’t have even been worthy of a Buzzfeed list,” explained internet expert Nebraska Jones, “No, no wait, actually Buzzfeed might have done a ‘132 things happening right now that are more interesting than that pointless moon landing'”.

“Okay, maybe if Beyoncé retweeted it or something it might trend for a bit, but that’s the only game changer. Armstrong dropped the ball on this one, if something doesn’t gain popularity of social media it might as well not have happened,” confirmed Jones.

Speculation was rife that, had the moon landing occurred today, it would miss out on being front page news, most likely losing out to a story about a cat that vaguely looks like David Beckham when you squint.