What a strange time to be alive. Indeed, a picture of an egg has become the most liked image on Instagram. ‘Egg Gang’s’ account @world_record_egg first appeared on the platform on January 4th. The account’s bio read; “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 previous number one spot was held by Kylie Jenner’s first image of her daughter, Stormi, clasping her finger. As of late Sunday evening, the account surpassed Kylie’s number of image likes and despite having become the new record holder, the image of the egg continues to rack up millions of likes. The image’s likes now stands at over a staggering 30 million. The account has now been verified by the platform.
Buzzfeed News reached out to the account holder for comment and surprisingly, the unknown mastermind declined to make their identity known. The holder said the account was run by “Henrietta,” a chicken from the British countryside. Henrietta shared with Buzzfeed that she had decided to start the account after she “stopped drinking for Dry January” and said she had recently “read an article regarding the top 20 posts on insta, Kylie Jenner topped it with 18m. I saw this as a challenge to beat it,” the creator wrote. “It was nothing personal.” Miss Jenner has yet to comment on her bizarre dethroning.