Selfie Stick Backlash Leads to Ban

Popular movement takes a hit

From national parks to amusement parks, the selfie stick is everywhere.

Larry Kuntz said he sells them every day at his San Diego photo store.
"If you had told me five years ago this would be my most popular camera accessory I would have laughed," said Kuntz, owner of Nelson Photo in Little Italy.
But selfie sticks are creating some controversy. The telescoping aluminum polls that hold cell phone cameras and Go Pros are accused of creating a hazard at some locations.  
This year Comic-Con has banned the selfie stick from it's convention.  The event joins Disneyland, which has already banned selfie sticks from its park.
"They're everywhere," said Kuntz. "It's hard to control."
They are popular with tourists, common at many big attractions.  
SeaWorld and Legoland allow them into the park but not on the rides. The San Diego Zoo lets them in as long as you don't hold them over fences, dividers or put them inside enclosures.
Mike White said he can't understand why people need a stick to take a picture of themselves.
"I think it would be faster just to ask some people to take a picture of you," said White.
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