'I didn't mean I invented it': Paris Hilton now admits she DIDN'T invent the selfie after fans called her a 'liar' for saying she and Britney Spears did it first

She was recently dismissed as a 'liar' by fans, after boldly claiming she and Britney Spears invented selfies.

And Paris Hilton, 36, has now backtracked on her controversial comments during an appearance on the Today show on Wednesday.

The self-described 'selfie queen' claimed she was 'just joking' in a recent tweet that claimed she, along with pop star Britney, invented selfies '11 years ago.'

Just joking:?Paris Hilton, 36, has now backtracked on recent comments about inventing the selfie, during an appearance on the Today show on Wednesday

Just joking:?Paris Hilton, 36, has now backtracked on recent comments about inventing the selfie, during an appearance on the Today show on Wednesday

'I didn't mean I invented it,' she said.

'When I say things, I'm very tongue in cheek. I love to joke around and have fun with it. But that's one of the first selfies I took, yeah.

She said of a throwback photo she shared with Britney: 'We were in Las Vegas and at the Palms Hotel at the Playboy Club and we had bunny ears on and we thought, 'Let's take a selfie.''

Throwback: Paris?sparked an uproar this month after tweeting:'11 years ago today, Me & Britney invented the selfie!'

Throwback: Paris?sparked an uproar this month after tweeting:'11 years ago today, Me & Britney invented the selfie!'

Earlier this month, the reality TV star-turned-entrepreneur?sparked an uproar after tweeting:'11 years ago today, Me & Britney invented the selfie!'

Fans flocked to social media to refute her claims by sharing a series of hilarious memes.

One Twitter user shared a dated black and white image of a man taking a mirror selfie and it was captioned: '1910 one of the first mirror selfies.'

Hilarious:?One Twitter user shared a dated black and white image of a man taking a mirror selfie and it was captioned: '1910 one of the first mirror selfies'

Hilarious:?One Twitter user shared a dated black and white image of a man taking a mirror selfie and it was captioned: '1910 one of the first mirror selfies'

Sabrina's selfie: Another tweet showed Sabrina the Teenage Witch star, Melissa Joan Hart, taking a selfie back in the nineties: 'Sabrina the teenage witch joins the craze in 96'

Sabrina's selfie: Another tweet showed Sabrina the Teenage Witch star, Melissa Joan Hart, taking a selfie back in the nineties: 'Sabrina the teenage witch joins the craze in 96'

'Liar':?One fan called the celebrity DJ a 'liar' while sharing an old photo of Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon taking a selfie in the 1991 film Thema & Louise

'Liar':?One fan called the celebrity DJ a 'liar' while sharing an old photo of Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon taking a selfie in the 1991 film Thema & Louise

Another tweet showed Sabrina the Teenage Witch star, Melissa Joan Hart, taking a selfie back in the nineties:?'Sabrina the teenage witch joins the craze in 96.'?

One fan called the celebrity DJ a 'liar' while sharing an old photo of Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon taking a selfie in the 1991 film Thema & Louise.

Since her rise into reality TV stardom in 1997, the former Simple Life star has built a beauty empire, said to be worth nearly $2billion.?

Her celebrity fragrance is said to be the second largest in the world behind the late Hollywood icon Elizabeth Taylor.?

Success:?Since her rise into reality TV stardom in 1997, the former Simple Life star has built a beauty empire, said to be worth nearly $2billion

Success:?Since her rise into reality TV stardom in 1997, the former Simple Life star has built a beauty empire, said to be worth nearly $2billion

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