Ellen DeGeneres’ Star-Studded Oscars Selfie Sets New Twitter Record
During the Oscars ceremony Sunday night, host Ellen DeGeneres made history with an all-star photo that not only went viral online, but crashed Twitter, reports CBS News.
While mingling with the audience, Ellen proposed to set a new record by getting as many celebrities crammed into one photo as possible. She enlisted stars including Bradley Cooper, Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lawrence, Kevin Spacey, Channing Tatum, Jared Leto, Julia Roberts Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt and Lupita Nyong’o for the most star-studded selfie in history.
After posting the photo to Twitter, it almost immediately crashed the social network site breaking 100,000 retweets in just minutes. It soon did break the record for most retweets ever, which was previously held by Barack Obama’s “4 More Years” photo hugging wife Michelle Obama at his re-election.
At the time of this posting, the selfie has 2,703,512 retweets, making it not only the most retweeted photo in history, but setting an almost impossible bar for anyone else to beat in the future.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) March 3, 2014
So this morning, Gary and Lisa decided to jump in on all the selfie fun and post their own Morning Show selfie with all the celebs at K-EARTH 101. Check it out below.
— Brandon J. Castillo (@BrandonKEARTH) March 3, 2014