Who doesn’t like a cheeky little selfie once in a while? However uptight you maybe I’m sure you have succumbed to the pop culture trend at least once! But who knows who started this trend. Well, we have someone who claims she did!
Socialite turned DJ, Paris Hilton posted a picture with superstar Britney Spears making a bold claim. She claimed that it was 11 years ago that she and Britney invented the selfie!
11 years ago today, Me & Britney invented the selfie! pic.twitter.com/1byOU5Gp8J
— Paris Hilton (@ParisHilton) November 19, 2017
Yes, Paris Hilton can be hilarious sometimes!
However, not taking any bullshit twitterati took it upon themselves to teach her a history lesson. They schooled Paris and shared pictures of people who had clicked photos of themselves before front cameras were a thing!
1. Someone claimed it was Bill Nye the science guy who did it way before Paris on an old film camera!
— miXeroneDTC (@mixer1av) November 19, 2017
2. Maybe Susan Sarandon did it in her film Thelma & Louise?
— The Ripper (@WalterAsensio) November 19, 2017
3. Oops! Was it Madonna?
Sorry. Pre Thelma & Louise pic.twitter.com/YAFmaTJcWf
— Anthony (@Aanth) November 19, 2017
4. Apparently, this is one of the oldest by Robert Cornelius in 1839!
— Cri Le Noir (@BlackestScream) November 20, 2017
5. Is that who I should thank for my #OOTD pictures?
1910 one of the first mirror selfies pic.twitter.com/YU7QKNQXo8
— iLoveRoses9 (@love_roses9) November 19, 2017
6. Two votes for Madonna!
Um, no. #1985 pic.twitter.com/uAykItPKS5
— madonna's fault (@madonnas_fault) November 20, 2017
7. Was is Kramer from Seinfeld?
oh realy because heres kramer inventing the selfie in 1995 pic.twitter.com/dtmR0Kh3lP
— Seinfeld Current Day (@Seinfeld2000) November 19, 2017
8. Oh, this one has got to be my favourite!
George Harrison. 1966. pic.twitter.com/NclJMIpoK6
— George MacDonald (@geomac24) November 19, 2017
9. Paul vs Paris!
— Matty Brougham (@Matty_Brougham) November 20, 2017
10. This user claims he was the genius behind the selfie!
11 years ago was 2006, I took this picture in 2002 so no Paris I think that It was me who invented the selfie 🤳 pic.twitter.com/Rd5g3fJM1R
— joshua jamilosa (@jaymayzing3) November 20, 2017
11. Sorry to burst your bubble Paris!
— Leah Callen (@LeahJCallen) November 19, 2017
12. Or was it the iconic Frank Sinatra?
— Michael Beschloss (@BeschlossDC) May 31, 2016
13. First ‘groupfie’?
— MuseumoftheCityofNY (@MuseumofCityNY) June 30, 2014
According to BBC, it was an Austrailian who invented the word when he posted a photo of his lip which he’d cut at a mate’s 21st birthday, writing: “sorry about the focus, it was a selfie”.
Trust Twitter to give even Paris Hilton a little history lesson!