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That Chicken Nugget Tweet Is On Course To Become The Most Retweeted Of All Time

Ellen DeGeneres may be about to lose her crown.

11/04/2017 7:50 PM AEST | Updated 11/04/2017 7:50 PM AEST

One teen’s insatiable appetite for chicken nuggets is about to break a big record.

A tweet that Carter Wilkerson posted online last Wednesday night is on course to overtake Ellen DeGeneres’ famous Oscars selfie as the most retweeted ever.

The 16-year-old’s post has been shared on the micro-blogging service more than 2.4 million times ― though the figure falls short of the 18 million retweets that fast-food chain Wendy’s challenged him to achieve when he asked how many he’d need to win a year of free chicken nuggets.

But it’s fast creeping up on the 3.2 million retweets (and counting) achieved by the 2014 Oscars selfie DeGeneres orchestrated ― featuring stars including Brad Pitt, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Lupita Nyong’o,Meryl Streep, Kevin Spacey and Channing Tatum.

If Wilkerson’s Twitter post continues to rack up an average of 400,000 retweets per day, then he could smash that record by Thursday.

Before DeGeneres’ star-studded post, the most retweeted was former President Barack Obama’s 2012 re-election celebration. That has been retweeted more than 940,000 times.

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