Nuggets Watch: Reno teen nears 3M retweets, gets support from Ellen DeGeneres
RENO, Nev. (News 4 & Fox 11) —
The northern Nevada high schooler seeking 18 million retweets in exchange for a year of free chicken nuggets from Wendy's just received support from the retweet record holder.
Ellen DeGeneres on Thursday, April 13, talked about Carter Wilkerson's chicken nuggets quest during her daytime TV show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
Ellen's star-studded selfie from the Oscar's in 2014 holds the record for the most retweets, sitting at 3.3 million.
And she's determined to remain the retweet champion.
"This kid is on my heels," Ellen said of Wilkerson, who as of Thursday was up to 2.8 million retweets. "Carter, stop it right now -- you mess with the bull, you get the horns."
Ellen, however, offered a solution for her to retain her title and for Wilkerson to reach his goal.
"I encourage everyone who retweets Carter's tweet to also retweet my Oscar selfie," she said.
And if the retweets bear fruit (err, nuggets)?
Ellen said she'll give Wilkerson a year's supply of "Ellen" underwear and a 55-inch TCL Roku TV.