May 31, 2016


The Most Followed Person on Twitter Was Hacked

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Gregg DeGuire/Getty Images

It's never good when someone's Twitter account is hacked, but it's even worse when you're the most popular person on the gigantic social networking site.

Katy Perry saw her account allegedly hacked as she started spewing racist and hateful messages to her 89 million followers reading. Per The Hollywood Reporter, the hack happened on Monday night (May 30), included a message with the phrase "#HackersGonnaHack," but the account was quickly taken back over and the tweets erased without any mention of it. THR reporter Ryan Parker has a screenshot of some of the messages that included a shoutout to Perry's known frenemy Taylor Swift:

Katy is the most followed person on Twitter, followed by Justin Bieber (with 82.2 million followers), Taylor Swift (77.8 million) and President Barack Obama (75.2 million).

Watch a throwback video of Katy before she had her millions of followers below: