Ellen DeGeneres' star-studded Oscars selfie beats Obama's retweet record

3 March 2014 / 2 years 7 months ago

Oscar host Ellen DeGeneres set Twitter ablaze - and even sparked problems for users - on Sunday when the "selfie" photograph she took with Hollywood stars at the Academy Awards went viral.

DeGeneres, who joked with A-listers throughout the show, corralled a crowd of stars including Brad Pitt, Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lawrence and posed for a photo that almost instantly circled the globe, reports AsiaOne.

"You get in here, too, Julia. Lean in," she said to Julia Roberts.

The resulting photograph took approximately 35 minutes to reach the number of retweets of the previous record-holder, Barack Obama, with 780.000+ retweets, reports euronews.com.

An hour after posting the star-studded selfie, it had gather more than 1.3 million retweets.

Photos 1 to 3 show Ellen Degeneres' selfies at the Oscars, while the rest of the gallery shows other celeb selfies.

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