Over the weekend, the queen of zero self-awareness, Paris Hilton, tweeted that she and Britney Spears “invented” the selfie 11 years ago. Needless to say, Twitter strongly and comically disagreed.
Rightfully so, I might add. Because, well, according to Wikipedia, the first permanent photograph of a camera image was made in 1826. That would be… hold on… carry the two… 191 years since the first photo was taken with a camera.
Since that day, it has been estimated that there have been over 3.5 trillion photos taken. Call me crazy, but I am guessing that somewhere along the way, LONG before Paris Hilton did it, someone took a photo of himself using his own camera. Just a hunch.
So yeah… nice try, Paris.
Oh my… talk about opening a Pandora’s box of Twitter reactions…
And on it goes…
By the way, the winner of earliest selfie as determined by the internet is… Robert Cornelius.