This is why aliens don't visit us. Some chick defeated another chick in the battle for Insta-fame.
Kylie surely felt pretty bad about her loss to a regular brown egg. Or not. She's actually responded and it's hilarious.
It seems that the goal to dethrone Kylie might have been set simply out of boredom. But since it has received such huge success that has passed all expectations, people have come up with some pretty convincing theories. Most users believe it's people just trying to show how much they dislike Kylie. But others have suggested it could be the public's subtle rebellion against today's TV culture.
Others think it might be a promotional strategy from either Kylie's or some new company's side. There might be a new product coming up soon...
Where is Shane Dawson with his conspiracy theories when we need him?
How did a simple stock picture of an egg become the most liked Instagram post of all time?On Sunday evening the egg beat Kylie Jenner with over 18.3 million likes, BuzzFeed News reports. But people didn't stop there and now it’s about to hit 28 million. It's as if the world is trying to show just how much they don't like Kylie.
Kylie held the previous record for almost a year.
Egg Gang's account @world_record_egg posted the egg photo on 4 January.
On Sunday morning, the egg already had around 9 million likes.BuzzFeed says. The egg was getting around a million likes per hour!
BuzzFeed News contacted whoever was behind the egg's account.
"Eugene is my egg," Henrietta told BuzzFeed News.
The chicken also said she started the campaign after she "stopped drinking for Dry January."
"I saw this as a challenge to beat it," Henrietta wrote. "It was nothing personal."BuzzFeed News asked her what she thought of her overnight fame, Henrietta replied, "Cracking." That's one funny chicken right there.
She also added that she likes her eggs "in the morning."
When BuzzFeed asked her whether it was the chicken or the egg that came first, Henrietta answered, "The Egg Gang."
The Verge reports that when the egg reached the new world record, the account holder Egg Gang shared on her Insta Story, "This is madness. What a Time to be alive."The Verge says.
A Twitter account named Half an Onion attempted to beat Donald Trump's account in its number of followers.
BuzzFeed also reports that some people were so dedicated to getting the egg to break the world record that they flooded Kylie's photo of Stormi with comments encouraging people to join in.
People even requested Instagram to verify the Egg Gang's account.BuzzFeed News, Twitter's default profile photo for new accounts used to be an egg, but they had to change it in 2017 after "anonymous egg accounts became associated with harassment on that platform."
The egg's success even inspired people to copy the account for similar purposes.For instance, @world_record_chicken claimed to be the mother of the @world_record_egg.
Here's what people participating in the "campaign" have shared on social media.
Lori Hessler: "History books show us that people in 2019 were bored out of their minds."
Nannette Villanueva Medina: "90% of those liked were the people who can’t stand Kylie."Thaisa Cruz: "Well, it’s an egg and it serves a purpose, unlike Ms Jenner whose only purpose in life is to get surgery and pose."
Shannon Thomas: "I don't want to live in this world anymore..."
Human race: *can't agree on literally anything and will NOT meet in the middle* Also the human race: *comes togeth… https://t.co/AB1iODZKiO— grakay (@grakay)1547427001.0
Nick Morales: "Kylie be punching the air right now."Steven Mackie: "And I was one of the first 100k lol" Brandon Ramos: "The question is....DID KYLIE LIKE IT?" As a matter of fact, she did.
Mckala Ottey: "Not to be dramatic, but I would die for that egg."
@TechCrunch @jonrussell Wow! Only one post? https://t.co/wsZ0j8yvic— Sarbjeet Johal (@Sarbjeet Johal)1547452708.0