Celebrities such as Ellen DeGeneres, BTS and Kim Kardashian have had their Instagram and Twitter accounts examined by ICMP for fake followers.
The investigation shows that Ellen DeGeneres has the highest amount of fake followers in the showbiz celebrity category, with 58% of her Instagram followers being fake. BTS came second with 48% and Kourtney Kardashian came third with 49% — the percentage being respective to the number of fake followers they have to their total follow count.
Kourtney Kardashian’s sisters, Kim Kardashian and Khloé Kardashian, both had 44% of their followers listed as fake. Other notable names include Ariana Grande with 46%, Miley Cyrus with 45%, Kevin Hart with 44%, and Drake with 38%.
ICMP ran 99 showbiz and sports celebrities through the measuring software IG Audit, with Real Madrid’s Toni Kroos taking first place for having the most fake followers overall. You can see where everyone from Adele to LeBron James ranks on the ICMP list. A full set of data and souces has also been compiled into a Google Spreadsheet.
In other news, Instagram is hiring a “meme liaison.”
Ten Celebs With the Highest % of Fake Followers
1. Ellen DeGeneres – 49%
2. BTS – 47%
3. Kourtney Kardashian – 46%
4. Taylor Swift – 46%
5. Ariana Grande – 46%
6. Deepika Padukone – 45%
7. Miley Cyrus – 45%
8. Katy Perry – 44%
9. Khloe Kardashian – 43%
10. Priyanka Chopra – 43%