End of an era: Celeb Spellcheck announces it will permanently DELETE Instagram account – as it’s become too big and powerful to enjoy anymore
Popular gossip page Celeb Spellcheck will permanently delete its account on Monday.
Announcing the shock news via Instagram Stories on Sunday, the anonymous user behind the account explained that the page had become ‘too big and powerful’ to enjoy.
‘After weighing up many options, the time has come for me to say goodbye to Celeb Spellcheck,’ the user wrote.
End of an era: Popular page Celeb Spellcheck will permanently delete its account on Monday. Pictured: A photo of Judge Judy which is currently used as Celeb Spellcheck’s profile picture. It is not suggested Judge Judy has any involvement in Celeb Spellcheck
‘This account has become too big, too powerful and too time consuming for me to enjoy running it anymore.’
The page, which shares user-submitted gossip and mocks D-list celebrities for their typographical errors, went on say the farewell was by choice.
‘There is no scandalous reason behind this decision – I’m not being threatened, sued or controlled in any way,’ they wrote.
Bye: ‘There is no scandalous reason behind this decision – I’m not being threatened, sued or controlled in any way,’ they wrote, telling their 162,000 followers
They continued: ‘I will be permanently deleting the account tomorrow.’
Celeb Spellcheck went on to thank its 165,000 followers, writing: ‘Thank you so much to everyone who has followed and supported the page.’
In March, the page said it was taking a break after it completely wiped its achieve, which saw a number of local celebrities rejoice.
Celeb Spellcheck explained
Celeb Spellcheck began a few years ago as an account making fun of Instagram models’ poor spelling, but has since become a platform for holding influencers to account for their lies and irresponsible behaviour.
The profile is also a hub for user-submitted gossip about influencers.
Celeb Spellcheck has attracted criticism in recent months, with the likes of Tayla Damir accusing the page of ‘bullying’.
The profile’s admin later said they were just ‘taking a break’ and denied rumours they’d been forced to shut down over legal threats or were at risk of having their identity exposed.
After ensuring fans they were ‘completely fine’, the account’s owner explained their sudden decision to wipe the profile.
The person behind the account admitted they were considering whether or not to reveal their identity and if they should monetise the page or not.
Gone! Celeb Spellcheck, which shares user-submitted gossip and mocks D-list celebrities for their typographical errors, completely wiped its archive last month
Respite: The likes of Ruby Tuesday Matthews (pictured), Keira Maguire said they were pleased Celeb Spellcheck had ceased operations last month
They also said they were pondering whether to ‘dabble in gossip’ moving forward.
Celeb Spellcheck began a few years ago as an account making fun of poor spelling on sponsored Instagram posts, but has since become a platform for holding influencers to account for their lies and irresponsible behaviour.
The profile is also a hub for user-submitted gossip, and recently shared a video of former Bachelor star Laurina Fleure snorting powder at a party.
Due to the nature of its content, Celeb Spellcheck has been publicly criticised by a number of influencers.
Love Island star Tayla Damir and Skye Wheatley were among the celebrities who were highly-critical of the account.
Her opinion: Ruby argued that gossip accounts mobilise trolls to attack influencers on their own accounts ‘in a really negative, horrible way’
Who is Celeb Spellcheck?
The Celeb Spellcheck admin has never revealed her name, but has offered bits of biographical information in her Q&As, including that she is
- a woman in her late twenties (she turned 28 in December)
- works in public relations
- hails from the Mornington Peninsula but now lives in Melbourne’s south-east
- is in a long-term relationship
- her boyfriend and ‘three or four friends’ know she’s Celeb Spellcheck
- isn’t friends with influencers and gets her gossip from followers
Hitting back: The account has attracted criticism, with the likes of Skye Wheatley and Tayla Damir (pictured) accusing the admin of ‘bullying’ them by correcting their spelling