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Instagram purge: Which celebrity lost the most followers?

If you’re hurting from the loss of Instagram followers due to the Great Purge of 2014, you’re not alone. We’re guessing these celebs got hit a lot harder. Like, a million times harder.

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Instagram announced last week that it was cleaning up the app and getting rid of spam accounts and accounts that don’t follow guidelines. According to E! Online, Instagram lost a total of 18,000,000 accounts in the sweep.

“We’re in the process of fixing an issue that incorrectly includes inactive or fake accounts in follower/following lists,” Instagram explained on its Help page. “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.”

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While I’m mourning the loss of my seven followers, these celebs are feeling the burn of their social media popularity dropping rapidly.

1. Justin Bieber

Followers lost: 3,538,228

That’s right. Justin Bieber lost the most followers, almost 2 million more than any other celeb. We have to say, we’re surprised he beat out Kim K.

2. Ariana Grande

Followers lost: 1,529,206

3. Kim Kardashian

Followers lost: 1,300,963

4. Rihanna

Followers lost: 1,159,864

5. Selena Gomez

Followers lost: 1,116,032

6. Kendall Jenner

Followers lost: 906,897

7. Beyoncé

Followers lost: 831,971

8. Harry Styles

Followers lost: 819,775

9. Niall Horan

Followers lost: 748,703

10. Taylor Swift

Followers lost: 725,379

11. Miley Cyrus

Followers lost: 711,898

12. Kourtney Kardashian

Followers lost: 620,283

13. Nicki Minaj

Followers lost: 485,299

14. Demi Lovato

Followers lost: 428,813

15. Channing Tatum

Followers lost: 346,231

16. Lucy Hale

Followers lost: 310,560

17. Katy Perry

Followers lost: 290,570

18. Justin Timberlake

Followers lost: 242,740

19. Scott Disick

Followers lost: 230,201

20. Kris Jenner

Followers lost: 216,169

21. Lauren Conrad

Followers lost: 165,667

22. Britney Spears

Followers lost: 164,897

23. Zac Efron

Followers lost: 147,417

24. Nina Dobrev

Followers lost: 135,480

25. Jennifer Lopez

Followers lost: 133,158

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How many followers did you lose in the Great Instagram Purge of 2014?

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