The Campus Comet

An Egg Breaks the Record for Most-liked Photo on Instagram

Back to Article
Back to Article

An Egg Breaks the Record for Most-liked Photo on Instagram

Valentina Chavarria, Co-Editor, Website Designer

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






An ordinary picture of an egg has just beaten the world record for the most liked photo on Instagram. The post, which was uploaded on Jan. 4, currently has over 47 million likes. The account, whose username is @world_record_egg beat past record holder Kylie Jenner, who had the most liked picture on the platform at 18 million likes when she announced the birth of daughter, Stormi Webster, on Feb. 6 of last year.

The fact that an ordinary picture of an egg can beat a famous entrepreneur and socialite in only 10 days shows how fragile celebrity culture is. One of the main reasons the post took off was the hope of getting a reaction out of Kylie Jenner. This is also an example of how desperate humans are for interaction in this increasingly technological world. People saw this as a challenge and a common goal, which inspired them to invest their time and energy into sharing and liking this post. By being part of the “egg gang,” people who liked the post felt like they were involved in something that was somewhat greater than themselves. The egg represented a challenge that the whole world could get behind.

So far, the identity of the creators of the viral Instagram post remain anonymous. The account has presented itself to the media as a chicken named Henrietta, who has been responding to questions from the press. People want to know the face behind the most-liked photo on Instagram, which will be good for marketing and the future of the account. Anonymity will keep the topic alive longer since people want to humanize the online account. For now, we only have a picture of an egg and a newly created community.

Navigate Left
  • An Egg Breaks the Record for Most-liked Photo on Instagram

    Columns

    Trump’s Wall Creates Hardship for Thousands

  • An Egg Breaks the Record for Most-liked Photo on Instagram

    Columns

    Movies, Movies, Movies!

  • An Egg Breaks the Record for Most-liked Photo on Instagram

    Columns

    Paul McCartney, One of a Kind Legend

  • An Egg Breaks the Record for Most-liked Photo on Instagram

    Columns

    Head-to-Head Pizza

  • An Egg Breaks the Record for Most-liked Photo on Instagram

    Columns

    Banksy’s Shredded Painting Changes Elite Art World

  • An Egg Breaks the Record for Most-liked Photo on Instagram

    Columns

    Picking a Career: Is 8th Grade Too Soon?

  • An Egg Breaks the Record for Most-liked Photo on Instagram

    Columns

    The Truth Behind the Meat Industry

  • An Egg Breaks the Record for Most-liked Photo on Instagram

    Columns

    Taylor Swift Reputation Stadium Tour: Most Fun I Ever Had

  • An Egg Breaks the Record for Most-liked Photo on Instagram

    Columns

    On Campus Water Park and the Robin Hood Policy: Where our Money Is Really Going

  • An Egg Breaks the Record for Most-liked Photo on Instagram

    Columns

    Attention 18-Year-Olds: VOTE!

Navigate Right
Fredericksburg High School's Media Publication
An Egg Breaks the Record for Most-liked Photo on Instagram