Self-titled Brit 'selfie-king' sentenced to eternal internet afterlife!

Published April 3rd, 2016 - 05:24 GMT

The grinning Brit snapped with hijacker Seif Eldin Mustafa onboard EgyptAir flight MS18 immediately sent the image to his pals back home saying, "You know your boy doesn't f*** about. Turn on the news lad!" Internet pranksters lost no time Photoshopping this knucklehead onto other decidedly dark scenes in history And there's no end in sight!

The spanking Ben Innes received from security and his employer has done nothing to assuage his adrenaline buzz from being at the center of a social media maelstrom. Let's continue the fun, and prop him against some Middle East celebs. Ben, we’re laughing at you, not with you. And the internet is forever!

 

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Ben Innes hijacker selfie

Innes was one of 63 passengers held hostage aboard EgyptAir flight MS181 by an Egyptian national who claimed to be wearing a suicide belt. As the pilot divert the plane to Cyprus, Innes said he figured he had "nothing to lose" by posing for picture.

Brit selfie king

Security experts view his action as "dangerous and utter madness". Tweeter @mockeree put the selfie-star alongside ISIS fighters, and it turns out Innes has a criminal streak too.The Daily Mail reports that as a university student in 2009, Innes was convicted of assault outside a York pub, and forced to wear an electronic tag for 6 months.

JFK assassination

Playing off the near-gruesome hijacking outcome, @mockeree slid Innes into more dark scenes in history. Here he grins at the JFK assassination in Dallas. In an epic example of poor judgement, Innes shared the snap with his new hijacker BFF with pals back home. A flatmate told MailOnline, “I find it pretty mental but that's just Ben I guess!"

Adolf Hitler

The Brit claimed he didn't know Mustafa was wearing fake explosives when he grinned for the snap. “I got one of the crew to translate and asked him if I could do a selfie with him. He just shrugged OK so I stood by him and smiled while a stewardess did the snap. It has to be the best selfie ever.” But Ben, it's not a selfie.

Kim Kardashian

Here he sidles up to other selfie-addicts, Kim Kardashian and model Emily Ratajkowski. Thankfully, @mockeree kept Innes' shirt on.

9/11 attacks

Innes, employed as a Health and Safety auditor with an Aberdeen oil and gas firm, describes himself as a "driven professional" whose skills include "Behavior Based Safety", "Hazard Recognition", and "Risk Assessment". Call him Mr. Disaster?

ben innes photoshopped

Another from the "Ben Innes Selfie Series" on Twitter, see him here cozied up to one of the three kings. He reportedly got a tongue-lashing from his mother when he got home, telling the Sun, "Mum was very upset seeing me, but I made it safe and sound."

Bashar al Assad

Was the picture simply for laughs? Innes later suggested that he asked for the photo in attempt to calm the suspected terrorist and assess if the bomb belt was real. The co-pilot says the selfies were so that crew could could send them to authorities. So many versions, what's the truth? Here Innes poses with another spin-master, Bashar al Assad.

No Lebanese President

Back in the UK, Innes could now face a grilling from his employer. A spokeswoman for his company told the Daly Mail, “We’re interested in finding out the circumstances." Uh-oh, Innes may want to consider a new job in Beirut. See him here next to the invisible President of Lebanon.

Amal Clooney

And if things don't go well back in the workplace, he can always ask his new lawyer (and selfie-soulmate) Amal Clooney for an assist. How long before Innes parlays his shenanigans into a reality show?

Ben Innes hijacker selfie
Brit selfie king
JFK assassination
Adolf Hitler
Kim Kardashian
9/11 attacks
ben innes photoshopped
Bashar al Assad
No Lebanese President
Amal Clooney
Ben Innes hijacker selfie
Innes was one of 63 passengers held hostage aboard EgyptAir flight MS181 by an Egyptian national who claimed to be wearing a suicide belt. As the pilot divert the plane to Cyprus, Innes said he figured he had "nothing to lose" by posing for picture.
Brit selfie king
Security experts view his action as "dangerous and utter madness". Tweeter @mockeree put the selfie-star alongside ISIS fighters, and it turns out Innes has a criminal streak too.The Daily Mail reports that as a university student in 2009, Innes was convicted of assault outside a York pub, and forced to wear an electronic tag for 6 months.
JFK assassination
Playing off the near-gruesome hijacking outcome, @mockeree slid Innes into more dark scenes in history. Here he grins at the JFK assassination in Dallas. In an epic example of poor judgement, Innes shared the snap with his new hijacker BFF with pals back home. A flatmate told MailOnline, “I find it pretty mental but that's just Ben I guess!"
Adolf Hitler
The Brit claimed he didn't know Mustafa was wearing fake explosives when he grinned for the snap. “I got one of the crew to translate and asked him if I could do a selfie with him. He just shrugged OK so I stood by him and smiled while a stewardess did the snap. It has to be the best selfie ever.” But Ben, it's not a selfie.
Kim Kardashian
Here he sidles up to other selfie-addicts, Kim Kardashian and model Emily Ratajkowski. Thankfully, @mockeree kept Innes' shirt on.
9/11 attacks
Innes, employed as a Health and Safety auditor with an Aberdeen oil and gas firm, describes himself as a "driven professional" whose skills include "Behavior Based Safety", "Hazard Recognition", and "Risk Assessment". Call him Mr. Disaster?
ben innes photoshopped
Another from the "Ben Innes Selfie Series" on Twitter, see him here cozied up to one of the three kings. He reportedly got a tongue-lashing from his mother when he got home, telling the Sun, "Mum was very upset seeing me, but I made it safe and sound."
Bashar al Assad
Was the picture simply for laughs? Innes later suggested that he asked for the photo in attempt to calm the suspected terrorist and assess if the bomb belt was real. The co-pilot says the selfies were so that crew could could send them to authorities. So many versions, what's the truth? Here Innes poses with another spin-master, Bashar al Assad.
No Lebanese President
Back in the UK, Innes could now face a grilling from his employer. A spokeswoman for his company told the Daly Mail, “We’re interested in finding out the circumstances." Uh-oh, Innes may want to consider a new job in Beirut. See him here next to the invisible President of Lebanon.
Amal Clooney
And if things don't go well back in the workplace, he can always ask his new lawyer (and selfie-soulmate) Amal Clooney for an assist. How long before Innes parlays his shenanigans into a reality show?