Instagram has announced figures for the most-followed accounts of 2016, and depending how closely you follow pop culture, the results may surprise you.
Adding the label “Public figure” on Instagram is becoming more popular daily, and so many accounts on Instagram have that label on their profiles even without having a high number of followers or a blue badge, and most of them aren’t actually famous. In less than five minutes an Instagrammer can become a public figure on the platform, and that is not a big deal at all.
Instagram can be very time consuming if you get lost in the feed and explore between all those selfies and influencer promotions. you can use your time in a better way on Instagram by following the celebrities who are funny and valued at the same time.
We have searched around to find out which famous people are underrated on Instagram and here is who we picked:
1- Josh Brolin
I followed him a week ago, and he regularly posts awesome photos with extended, fascinating captions and he seems to care about and communicate with his fans.
2- Snoop Dog
Snoop is fighting with racism and is high-hilarious at the same time.
3- Courteney Cox
Courteney Cox keeps posting throwbacks and references to Friends TV series.
His posts are sometimes funny, sometimes random, sometimes deep. His Instagram stories are mostly savagely random but always entertaining.
5- Emilia Clarke
Emilia Clarke is the queen of hashtags; it’s really hilarious.
6- Tom Hanks
Tom always posts photos of lost gloves, shoes, etc. It’s kind of a saga!
7- Julianne Moore
Julianne posts great captions. The one for this photo was, “If I crop this photo really tight u can’t see my neck. #goodbye2018.”
8- Jennifer Garner
She is one of the best celebrities to follow on Instagram, and I’ll resist anyone trying to tell me otherwise. She’s a big fan of healthy living, so she posts cooking videos and healthy recipes that are Network–worthy. She also looks like a really excellent mother. She recently posted a photo of her wearing a “How to Train Your Dragon” costume while holding a homemade dragon cake she made for her little girl’s birthday party.
9- Anna Paquin
Her posts on Instagram are socially charged, smart funny, and provide you a bit of an insight into her personal life raising twins and being married to Stephen Moyer.
10- Erin Foster
Her photo captions are honest, sarcastic, and laugh-out-loud funny.
11- Vera Holtz
Vera Holtz is a fabulous Brazilian actress who shares some pretty amazing and iconic photos.
12- Hugh Jackman
Hugh is fantastic. His posts are always entertaining and cheerful. Plus he brags about his wife all the time, which is adorable.
13- Sebastian Stan
He’s hilarious, artsy, shares behind-the-scenes pictures sometimes, and likes interacting with his fans!
14- Ms. Juicy
Follow her on Instagram if you need a good laugh in your days. Just take a look at her adorable feed, and you can’t help falling in love with her.
15- Kate Beckinsale
She writes beautiful and funny captions, similar to her personality.
16- Elizabeth Olsen
She is a beautiful, unique and authentic artists on Instagram. I mean she posts unflattering paparazzi photos of herself eating, who else do that?
17- Amy Sedaris
Amy Sedaris is hilarious; she always cracks me up with her posts on Instagram. I love following them.
18- Jenny Mollen
Her Instagram stories are like a fabulous, never-ending sitcom that you should not miss!
Do you follow someone we didn’t cover? Tell us in the comments below.
Social media companies should ban “damaging” celebrity-endorsed ads encouraging weight loss aids, England’s top doctor has said. Some celebrities with massive followers are promoting products such as diet pills and detox teas on Instagram.
Prof Stephen Powis, NHS medical director, discusses these products have a damaging effect on the mental and physical health of young people. He is also urging celebrities to act “responsibly.”
Prof Powis said: “If a product sounds like it is too good to be true, then it probably is. The risks of quick-fix weight loss outweigh the benefits, and advertising these products without a health warning is damaging. Highly influential celebrities are letting down the very people who look up to them, by peddling products which are at best ineffective and at worst harmful. Social media companies have to stamp out the practice of individuals and companies using their platform to target young people with products known to risk ill health,”
Fires lit by other people
Some influencers have promoted weight loss aids for payment on Instagram, and this type of promotion is growing as brands realize how influential their posts are on young audience. The Competition and Brands Authority lately announced a clampdown on celebrities who do not precisely label their posts as being paid-for ads, but there are few precepts around what they can promote.
NHS England’s national mental health director Claire Murdoch said that the intention was not to “suppress business or comment on what good business looks like.”
However, she displayed concern over the influence these public figures had over young people at an “impressionable” period in their lives.
“Both the celebrities themselves and these social media companies themselves should be more responsible,” she added.
A toxic influence
- Kim Kardashian, who has 127 million followers on Instagram, was criticized for promoting appetite-suppressing lollypops last year. She later removed the post.
- Katie Price, who has1.9 million followers on Instagram, has promoted an appetite suppressant on her Instagram post, as did Vikki Patterson with 4.2 million followers, from the TV shows Geordie Shore and Loose Women.
- Lauren Goodger of “The Only Way is Essex” has also promoted diet aids.
- Actress Jameela Jamil, who campaigns for body positivity, has described Kim Kardashian as a “terrible and toxic influence on young girls,” and the meal replacement shakes as “laxative teas.”
Ms. Jamil is the founder of the “I Weigh” Instagram campaign where she helps women to estimate their value beyond their weight and looks. Research from the National Citizens Service proves that at least one in five teens say that their appearance was the most significant thing to them, with over half of girls feeling the obligation and the pressure to be thinner, and a third of boys believing they should be more muscular.
“Taking any substance which impacts the body, without proper medical advice and support, is a risk,” said Prof Powis.
“Cosmetic treatments and get-thin-quick products which are readily and increasingly available and promoted can be harmful if not used correctly.”
What do you think about the influencers on Instagram? Do you think they have a responsibility about their followers?