Poor Justin Bieber was dethroned as the most-followed Instagram user, losing 3.5 million followers in less than 24 hours, according to a list compiled by 64px. On Thursday, he had 23.8 million followers; after the purge, Biebs has a mere 20.3 million Instagram acolytes. Kardashian lost only 1.3 million Instagram followers in the Purge, making her the new queen of Instagram followers with a 22.2 million follower count.
Beyoncé, who lost fewer than 1 million followers, is now in the No. 2 spot. Akon lost more than 50% of his followers, dropping from 4.3 million to 1.9 million. After losing 1.5 million followers and dropping to 100,000, rapper Ma$e deleted his account.
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