K-Pop Fans Apparently Broke Instagram After Kang Daniel Made a New Account
By Carl Samson
March 5, 2019
Daniel Kang, the K-pop idol holding the Guinness World Record for
The former Wanna One center opened his own page this week following a widely-reported dispute with his management, LM Entertainment, regarding certain terms in their exclusive contract.
In a fan club post, Kang claimed that his management had denied him ownership of his social media accounts despite his persistent requests.
Meanwhile, LM Entertainment debunked rumors claiming that Kang had asked to terminate his contract and described the actual issue as “a misunderstanding between the agency and the artist,” Pulse News reported.
As a result, Kang, who has been vocal about connecting to fans, launched his personal Instagram account (@daniel.k.here) on Monday.
“Hello. It’s been so long,” the 22-year-old idol wrote on his first post.
In January, Kang set a Guinness World Record for “Fastest Time to Gain 1 Million Followers on Instagram” after beating the Pope by 24 minutes.
The account, which goes by the handle @thisisdaniel_k, has 2.7 million followers as of this writing.
Unfortunately, Kang failed to beat his own record as his new account remains short of over 500,000 followers a day later.
However, fans claimed that they were unable to follow the idol despite repeated attempts, blaming Instagram for the bug.