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*A photo of President Obama hugging his wife Michelle Obama is no longer the most retweeted pic in Tw’istory…thanks to Ellen DeGeneres.

During last night’s Academy Awards telecast, the host got Meryl Streep, then Julia Roberts,  Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence and Lupita Nyong’o (and her ecstatic brother) to take a selfie in the aisle in an attempt to break Twitter’s retweet record.

Before Cooper pressed the button, Jared LetoBrad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and Kevin Spacey had jumped in it.



Before the telecast ended at midnight (30 minutes over), the photo had been retweeted more than 2 million times, breaking the record set by POTUS and FLOTUS embracing after his re-election in 2012.

Twitter also sent out an apology because all of the retweeting shut down the service for more than 20 minutes after 10 p.m. ET.



Article Courtesy of EUR Web

First Picture Courtesy of the Academy Awards and EUR Web

Second Picture Courtesy of Twitter, President Barack Obama and EUR Web

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