I would feel bad if he hadn't put the picture online for the world to see.
>If only you knew how bad things really are
I say he was actually feeling heroic at the moment in which this picture was taken. It took guts for him to arrange this shot and strike that pose. He's thinking to himself, "This is who I am, and that's okay. I am stunning and brave right now." He felt so good about this picture that after looking at it, he decided to share it with the world at large in an age of artificially intelligent facial recognition.