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Ellen DeGeneres shatters Twitter records with her Oscars’ selfie, gets Retweeted over 3 Million times

It wasn’t just about the Academy Awards on March 2nd. What made the headlines was Ellen DeGeneres’s  star studded selfie, which she tweeted from the Award Ceremony, at the Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles.

Here is the photo and message she tweeted,

Here is a bigger version of the photo,

Ellen DeGeneres Twitter Selfie

From left to right: Jared Leto, Jennifer Lawrence, Channing Tatum, Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Kevin Spacey, Bradley Cooper, Brad Pitt, Lupita Nyong'O, Peter N'yongO and Angelina Jolie.

Ellen’s tweet has been retweeted over 3 Million times.

"We crashed and broke Twitter," DeGeneres said on stage, "We made history."

The image was taken using a Samsung Galaxy Note 3, and served as a huge advertisement for the South Korean Company, who were one of the sponsors of the Awards show.

Samsung tweeted about the record saying,

Samsung has said that the selfie was not scripted, and that it would donate $3 million total to two charities picked by Ellen, as a token of thanks. Though Ellen did not mention Samsung in the selfie, she did tweet that she had given everyone in her audience a Galaxy Note 3,


The tweet has broken the record set by Barack Obama, when he tweeted a picture of him hugging his wife Michelle, celebrating his reelection as the U.S President in 2012. Obama’s tweet had been retweeted over 781,000.

This was Obama’s tweet from November 6, 2012,

It isn’t the first selfie that has drawn attention, remember the one where Obama took a selfie at former South African President, Nelson Mandela’s funeral?

Here is the image where he is pictured alongside Denmark's Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt and Britain's David Cameron. Notice Mrs. Obama’s reaction to it?

Obama selfie


Ellen’s Tweet  was retweeted over 700,000 times within half an hour and brought Twitter down literally,  the network did crash for real. is also the first tweet to cross the milestones of being retweeted 1 Million times, and of course it has also crossed the 2M and 3M mark.

Despite the amazing photo, I am little surprised that the image is a little blurry.

via LA Times,  Obama Selfie Image credits: Fox News