Ellen DeGeneres knows her Twitter record is in danger, and has proactively taken steps to keep it in her name.
As you’ll recall, the comedian’s 2014 Oscars Selfie tweet maintains the current evidence for most retweets of all time, with nearly 3,286, 771 and counting. Now another tweet is threatening dethrone DeGeneres.
At virtually 2,763, 800 retweets, a tweet from high school student Carter Wilkerson who Wendy’s predicted a year of free chicken pieces should he reach 18 million retweets is close to beating DeGeneres’ evidence.
Unwilling to cede her designation to a ravenous boy, DeGeneres proposed a settlement during her Thursday show.
“I challenge everyone who retweets Carter’s tweet to likewise retweet my Oscars selfie, ” she read. “That way I retain my designation, and he can reach his goal.”
She likewise offered Carter a flatscreen TV and a year’s value of free Ellen -branded underwear, should he reach his destination of 18 million.
Though DeGeneres makes a tempting offer, Wilkerson seems to have other intentions 😛 TAGEND