Justin Bieber Lost the Most Followers During Instagram's Big Purge

Justin Bieber Lost the Most Followers During Instagram's Big Purge

Big changes were made to Instagram‘s database this week and if you go look at your follower account right now, you’ll notice that you have lost quite a few followers!

The social media company has deleted millions of accounts that were either spam, inactive, or didn’t follow company guidelines. This means some of your favorite celebrities like Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande have lost a ton of followers so we decided to recap who was affected the most by the big purge.

Here is Instagram’s official statement: “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.”

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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