Ellen Degeneres’ Oscars selfie gets ‘Simpsonized’
MANILA, Philippines—An epic selfie may crash Twitter, but it cannot escape the Simpson treatment.
After Ellen Degeneres’ Oscars selfie caused Twitter to implode, Matt Groening worked his yellow pen to create a “Simpsonized” version of the legendary photograph.
Groening’s version, which was posted on the official Twitter page of The Simpsons Wednesday morning, features all of the original actors, with the addition of characters Bart Simpson, whom a Simpsonized Meryl Streep blocked, and Homer Simpson, whom Bradley Cooper kicked to get out of the photo.
“The ugly true story of that Oscar® selfie can finally be told! Let’s break Twitter again. Look for Bart,” the Homer Simpson Twitter account said on its post.
Degeneres’ selfie, which was the cause of Twitter’s crash, was retweeted 3.2 million times to surpass the former record of 781,000 from Barack Obama’s page after the United States President won for his second term.
On the original selfie were, Degeneres, Cooper, Streep, Jennifer Lawrene, a full Jared Leto, Channing Tatum, Julia Roberts, Kevin Spacey, Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Lupita Nyong’o, and her brother Junior.
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