Paris Hilton Claims She and Britney Invented The Selfie, Gets Justly Mocked By The Internet
Eleven years ago, Paris Hilton and Britney Spears graced the world with their friendship.
Their pairing became a staple in the tabloids, but that's about it. They didn't form an everlasting bond, and if I didn't remind you, you probably wouldn't remember by yourself.
However, the sex tape socialite recently took to Twitter to celebrate the 11th anniversary of her and Spears' invention of the "selfie."
11 years ago today, Me & Britney invented the selfie! pic.twitter.com/1byOU5Gp8J— Paris Hilton (@ParisHilton) November 19, 2017
Hilton had previous said she helped start a new "generation of celebrity" by becoming a pioneer for aspiring reality stars everywhere.
"I was definitely before my time, and the beginning of a whole new era, and it started a new generation and genre of celebrity,” Hilton told Ocean Drive magazine.
"I’m very proud I started a whole new way for young people, young entrepreneurs and people with dreams to make a living and a very lucrative business off of it," she added.
If that bold statement sounds nuts to you, you're not alone. Twitter users were quick to refute her revelation, along with mocking her selfie statement.
Unsurprisingly, they didn't hold back.
You thought pic.twitter.com/pQeesvlPcq— long and tasty candy cane (@VlRGO) November 25, 2017
Sorry Paris, but you didn't invent the selfie. This guy did! pic.twitter.com/5QMxaS7XZN— Stu (@DigitalStuart) November 20, 2017
This photo was taken by my mate Ginger 11 years and one day ago... pic.twitter.com/xcgi0RSKxd— Larry the Cat (@Number10cat) November 20, 2017
While another user cracked a joke for what else Hilton created.
In 2004 you also invented the sex tape