In less than an hour, DeGeneres’ photo was already up to 1.5 million retweets, with more then 800,000 favorites. She easily surpassed the previous record holder, President Barack Obama, with his election night victory photo of him hugging wife Michelle Obama, which was retweeted 777,000 times.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) March 3, 2014
DeGeneres vowed to set a new record with a photo of her posing with a gaggle of A-list stars sitting in the audience, including Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lawrence, Julia Roberts, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and Kevin Spacey. She had Bradley Cooper take the photo, which she captioned, “If only Bradley’s arm was longer. Best photo ever.