Last night, both Ariana Grande and Kylie Jenner lost millions of Instagram followers. Instagram tweeted about it but didn’t explain what the cause of the problem was.
Ariana Grande and Kylie Jenner, two of the most followed celebrities on Instagram, suddenly lost millions of followers last night.
Ariana, who had over 145 million followers, dropped to 142 million.
And Kylie, who had about 127 million followers, is now down to 124 million.
Other celebrities like James Charles also experienced a significant dip in followers. While it might not look like a big deal for Ariana and Kylie to lose a few million followers, it is a big deal for people with fewer followers who depend on those numbers to make a living.
As for expression, Instagram tweeted, “We’re aware of an issue that is causing a change in account follower numbers for some people right now. We’re working to resolve this as quickly as possible.”
That makes it sound like it’s a bug in the way followers are being counted on Instagram, not a massive purge of fake Instagram accounts like some users thought it was.