Categorical proof Sir Paul McCartney invented the selfie
Sir Paul McCartney didn’t just invent fake deaths, the violin bass, electro-pop, psychedelic rock, heavy metal and One Direction. He’s also responsible for two things teenagers in 2013 can’t live without: selfies and photobombs.
The Beatles icon made the startling claim in an interview with Jimmy Fallon last night. He was shown an old photo of himself holding a camera, after which he confessed: “Most people don’t know that I invented the selfie.” He also took credit for photobombing after Fallon pulled out an old photo of George Harrison with two Beatlemaniacs.
McCartney played three songs on Fallon last night: ‘New’ and ‘Save Us’, from his forthcoming album, the imaginatively titled New, as well as the Beatles classic ‘Lady Madonna’.