Paris Hilton may have mastered the art of clicking sexy selfies, but she has surely not invented them, said netizens in unison. The uproar was over a claim made by the heiress, socialite and reality TV star Paris Hilton, that she, along with Britney Spears, had invented the ‘selfie’ eleven years ago. On Monday, Paris Hilton tweeted a photo of her and Britney Spears with the caption, “11 years ago today, Me & Britney invented the selfie!” And the Twitterati immediately stepped in to clarify this misunderstanding. Many have also posted old photographs that prove the ‘selfie’ was taken much before Hilton. We have compiled a list of some the funniest among them.
The reactions of the Twitterati varied from amusement to shock and anger to surprise. Some users began posting ‘selfies’ that were taken before Paris Hilton was born, while some others went back in time and credited Robert Cornelius for taking the first selfie in 1939, after he ran into the camera frame to get a picture of himself.
Here is the tweet posted by Paris Hilton:
Here is how the Twitterati reacted:
Users pointed out those who took a selfie much before Paris
Here is another example
While some called her a liar
And some just shared their own family ‘selfie’ pictures
The 36-year-old, who is the great-granddaughter of Conrad Hilton, the founder of Hilton Hotels, has often been the subject of online trolls and this was no exception. Besides her photographs and comical claims, Paris has also been trolled for posting a philosophical question”What’s on your mind” on Twitter.