President Barack Obama Calls Ellen's Oscars Selfie a Cheap Stunt

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By Annie Dee | March 20, 2014 5:46 PM EST

While the whole world had loads of laugh and fun with Ellen's Oscars selfie, which crashed Twitter, someone is not too happy about it. The person is no less than the President of the United States. After all, the number of Twitter retweets Ellen's selfie broke the record of the President's election night record.

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Ellen Degeneres takes the stage to host the show at the start of the 86th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California March 2, 2014. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

"I heard about that. I thought it was a pretty cheap stunt myself. Getting a bunch of celebrities in the background," Obama said during an episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show that aired on Thursday.

Obama did not stop here. He really has a bone to pick with the comedian! He teased DeGeneres about the amount of dancing featured on her show.

"I have to tell you though Ellen, there's not much dancing in the situation room. As a general rule."

You can watch the good-natured teasing here. Aside from the President, James Franco is not too fond of Ellen Degeneres's epic Oscars selfie too. He did not call it a cheap stunt, but he was claiming he did it first.  In addition, he does not get why he received flak for doing it while Ellen got a lot of good attention.

"I took some videos and selfies at my Oscars and I got criticized for it. Now [Ellen DeGeneres is] getting a lot of attention for hers. I don't get it. I guess maybe I didn't include Meryl Streep and Bradley Cooper in my Oscar selfies, so maybe that's why it went wrong," stated Franco.

Well, we can all say it was the Meryl Streep factor then, or the Ellen Degeneres factor. James Franco may be the first one to do selfies on Oscars, but he is quite slow in catching up to the fact that Ellen is Ellen. The comedian cannot do anything negative or unfunny in people's eyes yet. 

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Ellen Degeneres takes the stage to host the show at the start of the 86th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California March 2, 2014. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
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