A mega Instagram purge caused some the biggest celebrities to lose millions of followers. Wow. What’s the reason behind the big social media loss?
Brace yourselves, Beliebers. Justin Bieber has lost over three million followers on Instagram. Other stars like Ariana Grande, Kim Kardashian, Tyga and more have also dropped in their social media numbers due to a huge purge on behalf of Instagram. Yikes.
Instagram Purge: Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande Lose Millions Of Followers
Granted, these celebrities have so many followers that losing a few million barely made a dent in their Instagram accounts. However, it’s still a big jump.
Here’s a list of the biggest celebrity names who’ve lost the most followers from the Instagram purge, according to Just Jared.
Followers Before: 23,817,614
Followers Now: 20,279,386
Followers Before: 4,375,631
Followers Now: 1,916,385
Followers Before: 5,691,934
Followers Now: 3,564,711
Followers Before: 21,748,827
Followers Now: 20,219,621
Followers Before: 23,519,002
Followers Now: 22,218,039
Instagram posted the following on their “Accurate Follower/Following Counts” page.
We’re in the process of fixing an issue that incorrectly includes inactive or fake accounts in follower/following lists. We want to maintain the best possible experience on Instagram, so we do our best to remove spam, fake accounts and other people and posts that don’t follow our Community Guidelines. As we remove these accounts, some people may notice a decrease in their follower/following counts.
Note: This issue was fixed for the majority of Instagrammers in April 2014. By the end of December 2014, it should be fixed for the remaining members of the Instagram community.
HollywoodLifers, what do you think about Instagram purge? Let us know.
— Avery Thompson