Social media has been a big tool in 2016. Starting from elections, political affairs, celebrity scandals, all have been seen and chronicled by the social media. Say, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram- all these platforms have seen some posts, tweets, pictures. Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Lopez, Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber- you name it and they are on these platforms.
As the yearly tradition continues, most of these SM platforms reveal who the most popular person in terms of engagement was. Instagram recently revealed that the most popular person on the photo and video sharing app. It comes as no surprise that Selena Gomez takes the title of most followed person on Instagram.
Selena Gomez- What Works For Her On Social Media?
Instagram statistics reveal that Selena Gomez is “the most followed person on Instagram (and the person with the most-liked photo and most-liked video!)”. This definitely speaks a lot about the star’s fan connection and loyalty.
In 2016, the most followed person on Instagram (and the person with the most-liked photo and most-liked video!) is Selena Gomez (@selenagomez). “She’s a fighter,” says Fernando Monroy (@fmonroyr), an artist and one of Selena’s fans, who lives in Mexico City. “The whole world has seen her grow and that must be difficult.” The 20-year-old visual communication student created this digital sketch, celebrating Selena and her outlook on life. “I truly think she’s a kind and amazing person. She loves her fans a lot and that’s important — to be grateful for the people.” #IGYearinReview Illustration by @fmonroyr
2016 hasn’t been a great year for the star as it was detected that she has lupus. Lupus is a disease that destabilizes healthy tissues. The sickness led to cancellation of her tours. It was very clear that she might be going through the toughest times in her life.
Justin Bieber and the Public Feud
The singer found herself in a controversy when she commented on a picture of her ex-boyfriend Justin Bieber. Bieber had told off his followers and threatened that he would quit Instagram if they didn’t stop hounding his then partner Sofia Richie. Considering that Bieber enjoys the most loyal fan club, it came as a shock to many “Beliebers”.
Selena then called out his ex for being insensitive to his fans. She said, “If you can’t handle the hate then stop posting pictures of your girlfriend lol- it should be special between you two only. Don’t be mad at your fans. They love you and supported you before anyone ever did.”
Despite all of this drama, Selena Gomez ended the year on a high note. Her speech at the 2016 AMA’s was the talk of the town for a long time. She put her heart on her sleeve and was transparent about her struggles. Many from the industry lauded her transparency.
She said, “I think it’s safe to say that a lot of you know a lot of my life whether I liked it or not and I had to stop. Because I had everything, and I was absolutely broken. And I kept it together and I swore I would never let you down, but I kept it too much together to where I let myself down. I’m not trying to get validation, nor do I need it anymore.”
She closed her statement by saying, “If you are broken, you don’t have to stay broken”. This is exactly what Selena Gomez has lived and testified for 2016. More power to you girl! Go conquer the world!