Paris Hilton has been famous since her youth, which she and Britney Spears have in common. The two stars remain icons of the early 2000s and Paris recently took to Twitter to share a selfie that the two of them took before selfies were really ‘a thing’.
Paris posted a selfie that she told fans she and Britney had ‘invented’ and taken 14 years ago. This was before phones had front-facing cameras or even used the word ‘selfie’.
Fans loved that Paris shared the moment and also understood how iconic it was. Paris is widely regarded in the media world as being one of the original influencers, or simply famous for fame’s sake.
Paris wrote in her caption:
14 years ago, @britneyspears and I invented the selfie ❤️ #LegendsOnly
Most replies were from fans of the two icons and along the lines of:
But there were some who chose to rain on the parade and try to fact-check when the first photograph that was legitimately deemed to be a selfie was taken. Tweeps said that those commenters clearly did not get the turn-of-phrase or were just being negative: