Ellen Degeneres breaks retweet record with star-studded tweet

With that many celebrities in her selfie, we aren’t surprised
Ellen retweet record breaker

Ellen Degeneres didn't win an award on Oscars night. But give that woman one for breaking a Twitter record.

The host for the 86th Annual Academy Awards took some time off her duties to perform the most irreverent action of all: a simple selfie. Except in this case, said selfie has gone on to become the most retweeted post of all time, hitting over 2.1 million retweets. Considering the star-studded appearances from the likes of Brad Pitt, Kevin Spacey, Bradley Cooper, Julia Roberts, and a whole lot more, it shouldn’t be a surprise.

After all, there are 12 celebrities in the photo, which means an average of 175,000 retweets per person. Ok, that's still quite impressive. 

Previously, the most retweeted update by a well-known personality was held by Barack Obama when he announced his re-election to office. And that only got about 780,000 plus retweets.

Source: Wall Street Journal