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Ellen Degeneres routs Barack Obama on Twitter

/ 04:41 PM March 03, 2014

Screengrab from US President Barack Obama’s Twitter account @BarackObama/Inset from Ellen De Generes Twitter account @TheEllenShow

MANILA, Philippines – Ellen Degeneres’ star-studded selfie at the 2014 Academy Awards just became the most retweeted photo on Twitter, beating that of US President Barack Obama’s photo when he won for a second term in 2012.

Degeneres posted a selfie (@TheEllenShow) with other stars such as Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Angelina Jolie, Meryl Streep, Kevin Spacey, Channing Tatum, Julia Roberts, and best supporting actress Lupita Nyong’o.

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Within an hour after posting, the photo garnered more than a million retweets.

Obama’s photo, showing him hugging his wife Michelle with a caption “Four more years,” as of press time just got over 781,000 retweets.

Meanwhile, Degeneres’ photo – captioned “If only Bradley’s arm was longer. Best photo ever,” – garnered over 2.3 million retweets just hours after the Oscars.

The retweets of Degeneres’ selfie also caused Twitter to crash for more than 20 minutes.

TOPICS: Academy Awards, Ellen Degeneres, Oscars, Selfie, Twitter
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