It’s common knowledge nowadays that fake followers exist and while it’s quite standard that everyone with a general account may accumulate fake followers, what’s not, is the staggering percentage of fake followers on A-list celebrity and “influencer” accounts.
You’d think with all the money and digital/social media managers in their corners that these individuals would work hard to keep their digital track sheets clean, it’s how most of them -who aren’t creating music or starring in films- make their money after all.
According to ICMP’s recently released report highlighting the number of fake followers celebrities have, most of them have more than a 30% fake following. The most notable celebrity with the highest fake following is Ellen DeGeneres listed at 58% according to the ICMP while Kourtney Kardashian is third with 49%, followed by Taylor Swift‘s 49% and Ariana Grande‘s 46%.
Other notable celebrities with a large amount of fake Instagram followers are Miley Cyrus with 45%, Drake with 38% and Billie Eilish with 32%.
The report is a long list of musicians, actors, tv personalities, sports stars and public figures and is separated into two categories, ‘sport’ and ‘showbiz’ and breaks down each individual’s Instagram and Twitter following. To read IMCP’s methodology and view the complete list of celebs and sports stars, click here.