20 Unfortunate Photo Fails That Prove You Should Always Check Your Reflection

Believe it or not, some people apparently have no clue what a mirror is. Because if they did, they probably would have been a bit more careful about their reflections. After all, objects in the mirror are closer than they appear. And definitely real too. So these 20 hilariously unfortunate fails will no doubt make them think twice next time they take a photo in the vicinity of a mirror.

No, the reflection fail isn’t in the girl’s strange sunglasses: look a little closer at the mirrors hanging on the walls. We bet that guy is cursing whoever invented self-reflecting glass. Then again, maybe he should just stop checking out women’s behinds in public.

At first glance it looks like this poor guy has totally wet himself. But take a close look at the “stains” on his trousers and you’ll see that it’s actually just the reflection of chairs in the room. We have a feeling that he’ll choose a wooden podium next time.

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We bet this bartender regrets having such a spotlessly clean bar now. But then, what are the odds that everything would line up as perfectly as this? Indeed, we never thought you’d have to take reflective surfaces into consideration when choosing your outfit.

What’s funny about this picture isn’t that the guy’s been caught out, but the utterly confused look on his face. Maybe someone emailed him the image as a joke, and he just picked a bad time to open it? We’re sure that’s the line he’d go with, anyway.

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You can’t really blame the guy for not picking up on this one. After all, the mirror is way off in the background and not easy to see at first glance. That said, maybe he should just take selfies with his pants on in future.

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Next, here’s just one more reason why selfies are a bad idea. Really, this guy has nobody to blame but himself for getting caught out. Nevertheless, that it was done so brilliantly makes for comedy gold for the rest of us.

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So, it appears polished surfaces really are a girl’s worst enemy. Then again, you can’t really blame her for not expecting this to happen. After all, when was the last time you saw such a clean table in a fast food restaurant?

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We’ve all been there: it’s prom night, and your dad wants to take a photo of his all-grown-up offspring. Which inevitably ends in you looking increasingly awkward in an oversized tuxedo. But, wait, there’s another reason this guy looks particularly uncomfortable…

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This opens up so much potential for hilarious photos that we can’t believe mirrored surfaces on table dividers weren’t thought of earlier. Just imagine the hysterical combos you could put together. Case in point: the photo above.

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That awkward moment when you both turn up in the same outfit? Alas, it’s merely the reflection that makes it look like this girl has stolen the chimp’s dress sense. Or the other way round. Who can tell?

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Remember what we said about mirrored table dividers? Here’s more proof, if you needed it, that they’re the greatest restaurant-based invention since automatic tip calculators. Unfortunate for the women above; hilarious for the rest of us.

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There are no blurred lines here; Robin Thicke really is just going for it, no matter who can see. Unfortunately for him, we can all see thanks to the mirror in the background. Stay classy, Robin. Stay classy.

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We reckon this girl will think twice before posing in the dark with sunglasses again. As if that simple act wasn’t embarrassing enough already, just take a look at what she’s shopping for. You’d have thought she’d have noticed that before uploading the picture to the internet.

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“Bae” may not have caught this woman doing anything, but everyone else sure caught her out on her failure to grasp how mirrors work. Unfortunately for her, once something’s on the internet, it’s basically on the internet forever. We’re sure she’ll live it down eventually. Maybe.

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So, if you’re going to take a selfie in the bathroom, it’s probably a good idea to take a look around first. Or, you know, double check it before you hit “upload.” After all, this is nothing a bit of careful cropping wouldn’t have solved.

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You’ve got to feel at least an ounce of pity for this woman. Her smart outfit has been totally overshadowed by the fact that her partner decided to take the photograph while nude. In front of a mirror. Reflections can’t be this hard to understand, surely.

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We can’t imagine how often this scenario must crop up at this bar. You have to wonder whether the architect designed it intentionally that way, or whether it was just a hilarious, unfortunate mistake. Our money’s on the former…

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There’s nothing like sabotaging your friend’s mirror selfie. After all, what better way to make a powerful statement about the state of society’s increasing insecurity and lack of self-awareness? Or, you know, just to annoy your friend. Either way.

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It’d be a lot easier to believe that she was camera shy if it wasn’t for the fact that she was taking the photo herself. Moreover, of all the rooms to try something like this in, you’d think that she’d have gone for one that isn’t guaranteed to have a mirror in it. D’oh!

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This is why it’s usually not a good idea to post your bachelorette party photos to Facebook. After all, even if you don’t notice the tiniest details in the background of your pics, you can be sure that some social media sleuth is going to point them out – much to your embarrassment.

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