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Kang Daniel breaks pope's record for Instagram followers

Kang Daniel breaks pope's record for Instagram followers

Entertainment
Jan. 3 (UPI) -- K-pop star Kang Daniel has broken a record on Instagram previously held by Pope Francis.Guinness World Records confirmed Thursday that Kang set a new record for the fastest time to gain one million followers on Instagram. Kang reached 1 million followers Jan. 2 at 9:36 a.m. PT, just 11 hours and 36 minutes after sharing his first post on the photo-sharing site. Pope Francis reached 1 million followers in 12 hours in 2016. The Wanna One alum boasted 1.3 million followers as of Thursday morning. His debut post was a smiling selfie Tuesday on New Year's Day. "HELLO @thisisdaniel_k OPEN #KangDaniel," the star captioned the photo. Kang's former Wanna One bandmate Yoon Ji-sung also joined Instagram this week. The 27-year-old singer had 696,000 followers as of Thursday morning. K...
Look: Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal prank Ryan Reynolds on Instagram

Look: Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal prank Ryan Reynolds on Instagram

Entertainment
Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Ryan Reynolds posted on Instagram how he was tricked by Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal into wearing a Christmas sweater."These [expletive] [expletive] said it was a sweater party," Reynolds said on Thursday alongside a photo of himself with the actors. The red and green sweater resembles a gift and features a big golden bow. A second photo features Jackman and Gyllenhaal laughing at their holiday prank while in the middle of shaking hands. Gyllenhaal recently joined Instagram and uploaded a video of himself poking fun at his upcoming villainous role in Marvel's Spider-Man: Far From Home. Reynolds can be seen in Once Upon a Deadpool alongside Fred Savage until Dec. 24. The limited-run film is a PG-13 version of the originally R-rated Deadpool 2 with new scenes added. For...
I Instagramed about my anti-Semitic trolls. Instagram deleted my post: OPINION

I Instagramed about my anti-Semitic trolls. Instagram deleted my post: OPINION

Technology
Kate Friedman-Siegel is the voice behind the Instagram sensation, @CrazyJewishMom. Opinions expressed in this column do not necessarily reflect the views of ABC News. On Saturday, the day of the deadliest attack on the Jewish community in American history, I decided to post these images depicting a swastika, and a barbecue grill labeled “Jewish Stroller,” a clear nod to the gas chambers of the holocaust on my Instagram account. Why did I choose to post these threatening, anti-Semitic images to Instagram? Because the first one was sent to me by the same account that posted the second one, and when I tried to report them to Instagram as hate speech, Instagram ruled that these images didn’t violate their community guidelines. (Guess the reviewer thought the account that...
UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov offered $2million Bellator deal by 50 Cent, responds on Instagram

UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov offered $2million Bellator deal by 50 Cent, responds on Instagram

Sports
‘SEND LOCATION’ Conor McGregor’s conqueror has threatened to quit the promotion and is now receiving offers from rival organisations Khabib Nurmagomedov has already received an offer from rival mixed martial arts company Bellator after threatening to quit the UFC. The lightweight champion released a public statement on Thursday, declaring that he would leave the organisation if they sack his team-mate Zubaira Tukhugov. Khabib is the undefeated, 27-0, UFC lightweight champion Tukhugov attacked Conor McGregor after Khabib tapped out the Irishman in the fourth round of their bout and then proceeded to vault the Octagon and brutalise his corner men on Saturday. Upon seeing this situation unfold, opportunistic ...