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The Simpsons and Lego recreate the Oscars selfie


Ellen DeGeneres' epic group selfie quickly racked up the most re-tweets of all time (over 3 million), starring Jennifer Lawrence, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep and Lupita Nyong'o.

So it only makes sense to re-enact such greatness, right?

Matt Groening, creator of The Simpsons has posted his very own version of the image revealing “the ugly true story”, which features Homer being pushed to the floor by Bradley Cooper's shoe and Bart, who barely squeezes into the frame, giving Meryl Streep the bunny ears.

The illustrated also features Jennifer Lawrence, Julia Roberts and Brad Pitt in the trademark Simpsons style.

Meanwhile, LEGOLAND Discovery Centre in Manchester shared a picture of the toy version of the selfie against a backdrop of the original image.

A North Carolina radio station, Raleigh's Talk Station (106.1 FM), also posted this re-enactment by the military, saying, "We think this is the image that should really be re-tweeted 3M (or more) times". It stars the active duty and reserve members of the 2nd and 95th Airlift Squadrons at Pope Field.

And here's the original. It was retweeted 1.076 million times in less than an hour, smashing the previous most retweeted tweet held by Barack Obama, who posted an image of him and Michelle Obama on his re-election in 2012.

Some wondered if the selfie was a product placement paid for by Samsung, but on Tuesday, the company issued a statement denying that. The company went on to say it would be donating its free publicity to Ellen's charities of choice which include St. Jude (Children's Research Hospital) and the Humane Society (of the United States). The company will donate £899,928 ($1.5 million) to each charity.



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