Ellen’s Oscar Selfie Breaks Twitter Record

It was a selfie for the ages.

Oscar host Ellen DeGeneres herded Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Angelina Jolie and others into the most legendary selfie to ever hit the Internet. The sheer number of A-listers packed into the shot apparently caused the social media platform to crash, leaving thousands of Twitter users locked out.

So far DeGeneres’s selfie has been retweeted more than 1 million times, breaking the previous record set by Barack Obama after his re-election. DeGeneres announced during the show that she had received an email from Twitter that confirmed her selfie caused the outage.

Once the overload subsided, The Academy took credit for the technical glitch.

Here is the clip of DeGeneres gathering the group.

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