Caitlyn Jenner Reaches 1 Million Twitter Followers in Four Hours, Sets Record
By Alex Ungerman
Photo: Vanity Fair
One million and counting!
Caitlyn Jenner introduced herself to the world today -- and created a new Twitter account, which, after just four hours active had already amassed over 1 million followers.
That is a record for the fastest account to hit 1 million, which was previously set by President Barack Obama -- who hit 1 million in about 4.5 hours when he launched his personal POTUS account on May 18.
After setting the record, the former Olympian tweeted accordingly, "Another Jenner world record, and at 65? Who'da thought! Humbled & honored to have reached 1M followers in 4 hrs. Thank you for your support."
Another Jenner world record, and at 65? Who'da thought! Humbled & honored to have reached 1M followers in 4 hrs. Thank you for your support.
With people all over the world sending Jenner messages of love and support, President Obama also offered a gracious message, retweeting one of her original tweets, adding, "It takes courage to share your story."
The support doesn’t end there! Shortly after Caitlyn introduced herself, a Twitter bot called @she_not_he was created to politely remind Twitter users to use the correct pronouns when mentioning her.
Jenner is no stranger to setting records. During her Olympic career, the athlete broke her own world record for the decathalon she set at the Olympic trials during the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal.