Ellen DeGeneres’ Oscars Selfie Is The Most Retweeted Tweet Of All Time, Breaks 2 Million Retweets

Damn, Ellen, you just set a VERY HIGH bar for selfies. Update: Ellen’s tweet has just been retweeted more times than any other post on Twitter.

1. Ellen DeGeneres decided to top her previous Oscars selfie by cramming as many celebrities into a photo as possible.

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2. Unfortunately, Bradley Cooper’s tiny arms couldn’t get the entire crowd in it.

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3. But it seems to have been a pretty big hit with users. The tweet broke 100,000 retweets in just a few minutes.

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4. And there are reports of outages for certain users.

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5. Of course, The Academy doesn’t seem to be too upset about it…

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6. Update: As of 10:40 p.m., Ellen’s tweet beat Barack Obama’s “4 More Years” tweet in retweets, making it the most retweeted tweet on Twitter.

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7. Then, 15 minutes after breaking the record for most amount of retweets, it became the first tweet to break a million retweets.

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8. As of Sunday night, Barack Obama’s tweet has only been retweeted a little under 800,000 times.

Four more years.

— Barack Obama (@BarackObama)
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9. UPDATE: By 1:43 a.m., Ellen’s tweet had been retweeted over 2 million times.

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10. Ellen then confirmed on air that during the break she had been contacted by Twitter, which said that the tweet’s activity had caused outages on the service.

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