Chadwick Boseman’s tweet becomes the most liked Tweet of all time
30th August: Chadwick Boseman’s final tweet is Twitter’s most-liked post of all time.
According to reports from Variety, the final tweet posted to Chadwick Boseman’s Twitter account is now the most-liked post in Twitter history.
The company said in a statement, “Fans are coming together on Twitter to celebrate the life of Chadwick Boseman, and the tweet sent from his account last night is now the most-liked tweet of all time on Twitter.”
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Twitter also reinstated the “Black Panther” hashtag emoji in the wake of the star’s death.
“Fans are also working to organize ‘Black Panther’ Twitter watch parties using #BlackPanther and #WakandaForever, so Twitter has turned the original #BlackPanther emoji back on so fans can watch and talk about his legacy together,” Twitter said.
The tweet was posted at 10:11 pm to announce the death of Boseman on Friday, and currently has more than 155.7 million likes and 3 million retweets at the time of this article’s publication.
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— Chadwick Boseman (@chadwickboseman) August 29, 2020
“It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman. Chadwick was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016, and battled with it these last 4 years as it progressed to stage IV,” the tweet announced.
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The tribute given to the actor is no less than for a king as declared by Twitter:
Most liked Tweet ever.
A tribute fit for a King. #WakandaForever https://t.co/lpyzmnIVoP
— Twitter (@Twitter) August 29, 2020
Previously, the most-liked tweet on Twitter was from former President Barack Obama, who shared the Nelson Mandela quote, “No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion.”
"No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion…" pic.twitter.com/InZ58zkoAm
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) August 13, 2017
The tweet was posted on Aug. 12, 2017, the same day as the deadly Charlottesville, Va., car attack at a protest against white supremacists.
Obama’s former record-holding tweet has 4.3 million likes and 1.6 million retweets.
It is to be remembered that the Hollywood actor Chadwick Boseman aka Black Panther, died on Friday night due to colon cancer which has left the fans shocked.
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