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Ellen’s Oscar selfie is now the most popular tweet in history

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She did it!

It’s the Oscars, and it’s 2014, so this happened. Host Ellen DeGeneres took a selfie with too many stars to count—hey, Brad Pitt! Julia Roberts! Best actor in a supporting role Jared Leto! Best actress in a supporting role Lupita Nyong’o!—and asked Twitter to turn it into the most retweeted tweet in tweet history.


 

That was a tall order. She had none other than President Obama to beat. 

But she did it: In just 35 minutes, she hit 800,000 retweets. By 10:50pm ET, she had 1 million.

There was so much buzz, Twitter went down briefly.


 

Photo via Chris Geidner

Cooper Fleishman

Cooper Fleishman

A former assigning editor for the Daily Dot, Cooper Fleishman's work focused on the web culture and niche internet communities. He joined Mic as a senior editor in 2015. His work has been published by HyperVocal and the Good Men Project, and he previously copyedited for Rolling Stone, Men's Journal, and Us Weekly.