Can You Believe This Egg Got More Likes than Kylie Jenner?


Did you "like" it?

Jennifer Jumelles, Staff Writer

On January 4, 2019, an Instagram page with the name “world_record_egg” posted an egg picture with the caption “Let’s set a world record together and get the most liked post on Instagram. Beating the current world record held by Kylie Jenner (18 million)! We got this”. The egg doesn’t have anything special is just your regular breakfast egg, the egg is also known as “egg gang” surpassed his goal of 18 million likes by 29 million.

This egg is currently the holder of the most liked post on Instagram with 48.5 million likes in less than a week and a half. The picture was posted on Friday, January 4 and on Sunday, January 13 the ex-holder of the most liked picture on Instagram Kylie Jenner posted a video of herself holding a similar egg as the world record egg and cracking the egg on the concrete while laughing, the video caption read “Take that little egg”.

The became so famous that it was posted on meme pages that have millions of followers, for example, @kalesalad (3 million followers), @relationships.usa (4.4 million followers), and it was also mentioned on the most well-known show in the USA @theellenshow (64.4 million followers) posted the picture on her Instagram of the egg with Kylie’s face edited in the egg with the caption “According to my calculations, this will be the most liked Instagram post ever! The egg + Kylie Jenner = 51,000,000 likes minimum”. The post got 4.4 million likes and then Ellen went to make a video saying that the post was one of the most liked post on @theellenshow Instagram.

Currently, nobody knows who really owns the account @world_record_egg, but there was an interview where the person that created the account said “ I wish I could tell you how I managed to get the egg photo to go viral but I’m still working that out myself. It’s been whirlwind week and I’ve just been running with it. It was quiet for the first few days with only 8,000 likes on Tuesday night. But then on Wednesday, the likes started to pick up then the followers built up over the weekend. I thought it would be an interesting experiment to try and beat the record with something as basic as possible. Which led to me deciding on the egg, I guess it’s also a comment on celebrity culture and how fragile and easily cracked it is- pun intended. But really I just thought it would be funny if something as simple as an egg could take the crown”. The egg Instagram account currently has 7.7 million followers and it keeps going strong till this day.

So what are your thoughts on the egg breaking and surpassing the record?

Were you one of the 48.5 million that liked the egg?

Who or what do you think can break the record?

How do you feel about this simple egg having the most likes on Instagram?

I hope you’ll have an eggstraordinary day!

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