Selena Gomez is the most followed person on Instagram, racking up over 126 million followers. The magnitude of that number is literally unfathomable. Everything she posts reaches an obscene amount of people, which in turn makes her photos some of the most liked photos on the Internet. So, what happens if a person like Selena with that many followers actually tags you in a post? Your Instagram account will literally explode. Well, okay, not literally. But your notifications and followers will go through the roof.
How do we know all of this? Elle Fanning chatted with Vanity Fair about what happened to her when Selena posted her picture and tagged her account on Instagram. The pair is set to act in Woody Allen's untitled film together, but at the time of the post, they hadn't even met. Elle said, "I woke up the next morning [thinking] like, ‘What happened to my Instagram?’ It was exploding with things. People were saying things and this photo kept popping up. I guess that’s what happens when someone has like a billion followers, posts your face, and tags you. It was insane!"
So, what is the photo in question? This one. Simple yet classic. Elle balancing a few books on her head. Selena didn't even write a caption. The photo got over 2 million likes.
Elle said Selena actually ended up apologizing to her once they did meet. She said, "She was like, ‘I’m sorry I creepily posted the photo,’ I said, ‘No! Keep doing it!’ I’m getting more [followers]." LOL! Clearly, Elle was flattered and to be honest, who wouldn't be? Selena freaking Gomez posted a photo of you – a solo shot keep in mind – for literally the world to see. There's no telling how many more followers Elle got or when the notifications seemingly subsided. As of right now, she has over 1.6 million followers.
Hey Selena, any time you want to tag a photo of me too, I wouldn't think it was creepy either. Tag away, girl!