Kylie Jenner’s recent social media activity has caused quite a stir, resulting in her losing nearly a million Instagram followers in just a few days. It all started when Kylie and her friend Hailey Bieber were accused of mocking Selena Gomez after she shared an amusing clip of her over-laminated eyebrows.
Kylie posted two Instagram stories, the first showing her face with the text “Was this an accident???” and the second screenshotting The Kardashians star and Hailey’s eyebrows while on Facetime. Fans took this as a dig at Selena, and both Kylie and Hailey have since been labeled the “mean girls” of social media.
Despite their denials that there’s any bad blood between them, fans are taking Selena’s side, and this is reflected in their Instagram following counts. Kylie has lost nearly 750,000 followers since the incident, while Selena has gained more than 7.4 million new followers, taking her count to over 388 million.
Selena has even overtaken Kylie as the most popular woman on Instagram, a testament to her loyal fan base.
However, Selena has decided to take a break from social media, saying, “I’m going to be taking a second from social media, because this is a little silly. I’m 30 and am too old for this. But I love you so much and I’ll see you guys sooner than later. I’m just gonna take a break from everything.”
Despite the drama, it’s worth noting that Kylie still has a staggering 379 million followers, so losing nearly a million is just a drop in the ocean for her.
Nevertheless, the incident has reignited the debate around cyberbullying, with some accusing Kylie and Hailey of mocking Selena and perpetuating a culture of negativity online.
As the internet continues to evolve and social media becomes an increasingly integral part of our lives, it’s important to remember the impact our actions can have on others. As the old saying goes, if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.
In the world of social media, this applies more than ever, as every comment and post has the potential to reach millions of people and can have far-reaching consequences.
In the words of Selena herself, “It’s all unnecessary.” Let’s hope this incident serves as a reminder to be kinder to each other online and offline.