Paris Hilton Claims That She and Britney Spears Invented the Selfie, And the Internet Is Roasting Her Good
Paris Hilton isn’t satisfied as the heiress to a multi-billion dollar hotel company or having her own lingerie line. The celebrity socialite now claims to have invented the selfie.
Citing a pair of photos taken in 2006, Hilton tweeted that she and Britney Spears were the first people ever to point a camera lens inward to snap a photo of themselves.
11 years ago today, Me & Britney invented the selfie! pic.twitter.com/1byOU5Gp8J
— Paris Hilton (@ParisHilton) November 19, 2017
“11 years ago today, Me & Britney invented the selfie!” she wrote.
Twitter users didn’t even focus on how god-awful the pics are. Instead, they collectively called bullshit on Hilton’s dubious claim and bombarded her with famous selfies that well predate the year 2006.
Sorry. Pre Thelma & Louise pic.twitter.com/YAFmaTJcWf
— It’s Aanth 🦋 (@its_aanth) November 19, 2017
George Harrison. 1966. pic.twitter.com/NclJMIpoK6
— Geo the Ger (@geomac24) November 19, 2017
Sorry, @BillNyeSaves did it way before you. It was 1999 pic.twitter.com/yEHZN5BVvd
— miXerone (@mixer1av) November 19, 2017
1910 one of the first mirror selfies pic.twitter.com/YU7QKNQXo8
— iLoveRoses9 (@love_roses9) November 19, 2017
Sorry, Paris. Maybe next time you should do a little research. If you want to take credit for the first belfie, however, that’s probably still up for grabs.