Kendall Jenner is certainly gorgeous, but is she really interesting enough to merit on 7.98 million Twitter followers? Does the equivalent New York City really need real-time updates of KJ’s life? Um no, as it turns out, she is not. I hear that Kendall has been purchasing her supposedly faithful followers!
In Touch magazine used statuspeople.com’s fakers app to check the veracity of KJ’s fans, and discovered that 4.6 million of those accounts are in fact “fake” or inactive.
“Kendall and her sisters have bought a good amount of their followers,” dished a source, adding that since KJ often gets paid to tweet about a product, the more followers she has, the bigger her payday.
But while I’m all about making money, this is totally gross and weird. Could anything be more pathetic than literally buying your digital friends? And what’s worse, I hear that Kendall isn’t the only star doing it! I’ve heard whispers for years that Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber and of course, Kendall’s sis Kim Kardashian have padded their Instagram and Twitter accounts with faux followers. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if every celeb did it, would you?
But why? Does it really matter if you have 3.4 million followers or 7.5? Does that really help you sleep better at night on your Frette sheets, Kendall?
Tell me, my social media savvy minions; does this make you look at everyone’s accounts a little more skeptically? Or does this kind of make you want to purchase a pack of pals yourself?