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11 Times Celebs Proved That Selfie Sticks Are Totally Worth Using

If celebrities do it then it must be okay, right?

Is there any moden invention more maligned than the selfie stick? Despite being the most popular (and controversial) holiday gift of 2014, it's been banned at places like the Cannes Film Festival, Disney World -- heck, in South Korea you might face a $26,000 fine if you snap a pic without getting your selfie stick properly registed.

But if you're a fan of being able to take selfies longer than the length of your arm, then there's hope! You don't have to feel ashamed anymore -- just tell whoever's making fun of you that one of these talented stars loves their selfie stick, and you'll be all set:

  1. Leonardo DiCaprio

    Leonardo Dicaprio was spotted yesterday using a selfie stick around New York, most likely to show off his amazing beard.

  2. Barack Obama

    Our current president put together a playful video with Buzzfeed back in February called "Things Everyone Does But Doesn't Talk About," featuring -- you guessed it! A selfie stick.

  3. Tom Hanks and David Letterman

    As part of his last appearance on "The Late Show With David Letterman," Hanks taught the retiring talk show host how to use the stick. "I think by and large [selfies] can be pretty goofy, but look at the thrill of this baby!" he said.

  4. P. Diddy
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    If it's good enough for Diddy and his family on vacation in St. Barts this past December, it's good enough for you, right?

  5. Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid

    As MTV News reported back in March, Jenner and Hadid got their hands on a selfie stick for the very first time courtesy of a Vogue photoshoot.

  6. Eddie Redmayne

    Access Hollywood's handed celebs a selfie stick at the SAG Awards in January to take pictures for their Instagram, but Redmayne was the only one who visibly grabbed on to the end of the stick. Aw, look at how happy he is about it!

  7. Julia Louis Dreyfus and the Entire Cast of "Veep"
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    Let's face it, Selina Meyer would be all about selfie sticks. Well, maybe just the IDEA of them -- she probably wouldn't be able to figure one out herself.

  8. Gina Rodriguez and the Entire Cast of "Jane The Virgin"
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    Guess Paley Center really likes their selfie sticks, huh?

  9. Kevin Hart, Josh Gad and Kaley Cuoco-­Sweeting

    Hart brought a stick to the Peoples Choice Award in January, and what happened there was magical.

  10. Nick Jonas
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    Buzzfeed went to the Brit Awards with a stick and convinced a bunch of celebs, including Nick here, to try it out. He was confused at first, but he definitely made it work.

  11. Zoolander
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    Duh.