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.


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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