A lot of famous people are not as famous as we thought. At least not according to Instagram.
According to CNN, “Baby” singer Justin Bieber lost 3.5 million followers after Instagram purged all the spam and deadweight from its site this week.
Fake accounts comprised nearly 15% of Bieber’s Instagram following.
Also caught in the purge:
Ariana Grande lost 1.5 million followers, or 7% of her total.
Kim Kardashian lost 1.3 million followers, or 5.5% of her total.
Rihanna lost more than 1.1 million followers, or 8% of her total following on Instagram.
Selena Gomez, Bieber’s on-again, off-again girlfriend, lost 1.1 million Instagram followers, shedding 5.7% of her followers.
Taylor Swift fared better than most major celebrities, losing only 725,000, or 4.4% of her total followers.