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Paris Hilton Claims She Invented Selfie With Britney, Gets Roasted On Twitter

On Sunday, Paris Hilton took to Twitter to share two photos of herself posed with Britney Spears claiming the duo had invented the concept of selfie 11 years ago.

Anurag Verma | CNN-News18@kitAnurag

Updated:November 22, 2017, 7:27 PM IST
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Paris Hilton Claims She Invented Selfie With Britney, Gets Roasted On Twitter
Photo credits: Paris Hilton / Twitter
No, Dhinchak Pooja didn't invent the selfie neither did the 36-year-old socialite Paris Hilton who faced the wrath of social media after she made a bold claim in a tweet she posted on Sunday.

Hilton who took credit for inventing the selfie earlier this year once again claimed it was indeed her and Britney Spears who had brought the concept of the selfie to life 11 years ago.

Taking to the microblogging site Twitter, attaching a couple of photos, Hilton tweeted, "11 years ago today, Me & Britney invented the selfie!" Little did she know, she would rattle a sea of social media users who went ahead and shared photos of people, including prominent figures, taking selfies long before she was even born thus dismissing her claims.




Of course, Twitterati lost its collective calm as soon as Hilton made the claim.

Umm.





Madonna.

Oh hi, Bill Nye!





Frank Sinatra.

Here's Kramer.





"I want to hold your... camera for a selfie."

#neverforget





And we have gone all vintage!



The list seems endless.





Sorry, Hilton.





BBC reported that Paris and Britney were around 167 years too late to make that claim. In fact the oldest existing photo selfie is thought to be by 30-year-old Robert Cornelius, who took it outside his lamp shop in Philadelphia.

"He looks unsure whether the photo will work or not - unsurprising, as technology then meant that he would have had to have stood still for up to 15 minutes in order to get the shot," the report added.
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