It’s clear that Instagram’s notifications aren’t meant for celebrities with millions of followers. The price of fame is an endless stream of like-and-comment spam that renders your Instagram account — and maybe your entire phone — unusable. We saw it happen last week to a popular Dutch soccer player, and now it’s happening with fitness model Jen Selter, whose butt is hugely Instagram-famous.
Perhaps inspired by footballer Demy de Zeeuw, who made a video of his notifications that went modestly viral last week, Selter decided to see what would happen if she switched on notifications. With 8.4 million followers, and hundreds of thousands of likes and comments on every photo she posts, this is what her notifications looked like on Monday:
And she hadn’t even put anything new on her Instagram that day! You’ve got to wonder whether it would be even worse directly after posting a new shot of her famous butt, or whether what we’re seeing here is the maximum speed at which an iPhone can display new alerts.
One thing is certain, though: Jen Selter is probably not reading your comments.
Her video about how many Instagram interactions she gets has already received 110,000 likes and more than 10,000 comments, all of which would have contributed to melting her iPhone if she’d left notifications turned on.