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These Celebs Lost the Most Instagram Followers in the Purge

These Celebs Lost the Most Instagram Followers in the Purge

If you’ve taken a look at your Instagram followers, you’ll most likely notice that you lost quite a few this week!

The social media company has deleted millions of accounts that were either spam, inactive, or didn’t follow company guidelines.

“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,” the company announced in a statement this week. You may also have noticed some notifications on your app.

Well, some celebrities like Justin Bieber, Rihanna, and Kim Kardashian have dropped millions upon millions of followers and we are going to recap who was affected the most by the purge.

Click inside to see the top ten celebrities who lost the most followers…


10. Bruno Mars

Followers Before: 3,692,756
Followers Now: 2,811,373
Followers Lost: 881,383


9. Kendall Jenner

Followers Before: 17,048,332
Followers Now: 16,141,435
Followers Lost: 906,897


8. Diddy

Followers Before: 4,668,132
Followers Now: 3,618,449
Followers Lost: 1,049,683


7. Selena Gomez

Followers Before: 19,572,601
Followers Now: 18,456,569
Followers Lost: 1,116,032


6. Rihanna

Followers Before: 14,454,434
Followers Now: 13,294,570
Followers Lost: 1,159,864


5. Kim Kardashian

Followers Before: 23,519,002
Followers Now: 22,218,039
Followers Lost: 1,300,963


4. Ariana Grande

Followers Before: 21,748,827
Followers Now: 20,219,621
Followers Lost: 1,529,206


3. Tyga

Followers Before: 5,691,934
Followers Now: 3,564,711
Followers Lost: 2,127,223


2. Akon

Followers Before: 4,375,631
Followers Now: 1,916,385
Followers Lost: 2,459,246


1. Justin Bieber

Followers Before: 23,817,614
Followers Now: 20,279,386
Followers Lost: 3,538,228

Here’s how these celebs rank by percentage lost…

Akon: 56.2032%
Tyga: 37.3726%
Bruno Mars: 23.8679%
Diddy: 22.4861%
Justin Bieber: 14.8555%
Rihanna: 8.0243%
Ariana Grande: 7.0312%
Selena Gomez: 5.7020%
Kim Kardashian: 5.5315%
Kendall Jenner: 5.3196%

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  • i♥britboys

    “we are going to recap who was affected the most by the purge.”
    WHATTHEFAC????

    They just lost followers Jared, it’s not THAT^ important!

    Jesus!!

  • Fah Q

    What about Beyoncé?! She gets spam too

  • it’s funny

    I so wanna lol about kendall on that list. it’s not the most but her followers or commenters are the dumbest. spammers. :D

  • j k

    how can someone whose not as popular (Tyga) with 4mil followers lose HALF of them, clearly paid follower bots

  • Doryphore

    Lol! I expected the Kardashian-Jenners to be top. Now way they have that many followers. But I guess there are many stupid people.

    PS. What percentage of their followers are “media personnel” versus real people?

  • Mrs.K

    Didnt now Bieber was THAT popular! Lol!

  • Mrs.K

    I still dont know who is this Tyga dude?

  • https://twitter.com/thedreadofpenny Penny Dreadful

    He’s shtupping the youngest Kardashian/Jenner girl.

  • https://twitter.com/thedreadofpenny Penny Dreadful

    In other words, millions of their followers were not even real people. LOL!

  • Claudia

    I wonder how many of those fake accounts were bought Instagram followers. There are still many sites like http://igboost.net/ selling Instagram followers and i bet that those celebrities are already looking into ways of getting those numbers back.

  • Faithz

    They will gain them back and then some
    watch and see.

  • Faithz

    So out of all the people in the world these are the only one’s who lost , for real!!

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