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Influencers claim victory after ‘bullying’ Celeb Spellcheck deletes posts

Thin-skinned Instagram influencers are claiming victory after popular gossip account Celeb Spellcheck unexpectedly deleted all of its posts over the weekend.

Celeb Spellcheck, which shares user-submitted gossip and mocks D-list celebrities for their typographical errors, completely wiped its archive on Saturday.

The profile’s anonymous 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.

Revenge: Thin-skinned Instagram influencers are claiming victory after gossip account Celeb Spellcheck unexpectedly deleted all of its posts over the weekend. Pictured: Keira Maguire

As Celeb Spellcheck’s 145,000 followers speculated about the possible reasons for the deletion, high-profile critics of the account celebrated its demise.

The likes of Ruby Tuesday Matthews, Keira Maguire and Sophie Cachia all said they were pleased Celeb Spellcheck had ceased operations – for the time being at least.

Keira, whose typos have been regularly featured on Celeb Spellcheck, accused the account of ‘bullying’ and said her close friends had been ‘affected by this page’.

She also said the admin was a hypocrite for considering monetisation, saying: ‘When an account chooses to demoralise influencers that he/she wants to be one.’ 

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’.

Respite: The likes of Ruby Tuesday Matthews (pictured), Keira Maguire and Sophie Cachia all said they were pleased Celeb Spellcheck had ceased operations - for the time being, at least

Respite: The likes of Ruby Tuesday Matthews (pictured), Keira Maguire and Sophie Cachia all said they were pleased Celeb Spellcheck had ceased operations – for the time being, at least

Gone! Celeb Spellcheck, which shares user-submitted gossip and mocks D-list celebrities for their typographical errors, completely wiped its archive on Saturday

Gone! Celeb Spellcheck, which shares user-submitted gossip and mocks D-list celebrities for their typographical errors, completely wiped its archive on Saturday

Statement: The anonymous admin said they were '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

Statement: The anonymous admin said they were ‘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

Former WAG Sophie, whose movements during Melbourne’s Covid lockdown last year were scrutinised by Celeb Spellcheck, agreed with Keira’s sentiments.

She also said it was ‘disappointing’ to see other influencers and celebrities following and interacting with a ‘page that aims to humiliate and embarrass’ people.

Sophie continued: ‘At times I have been posted on there with completely factually inaccurate information… and I know others have too.

Criticism: Keira Maguire, whose typos have been regularly featured on Celeb Spellcheck, accused the account of 'bullying' and said her close friends had been 'affected by this page'

Criticism: Keira Maguire, whose typos have been regularly featured on Celeb Spellcheck, accused the account of ‘bullying’ and said her close friends had been ‘affected by this page’

Taking a swipe: She also said the admin was a hypocrite for considering monetisation, saying: 'When an account chooses to demoralise influencers that he/she wants to be one'

Taking a swipe: She also said the admin was a hypocrite for considering monetisation, saying: ‘When an account chooses to demoralise influencers that he/she wants to be one’

‘Lucky for me, it has never once impacted my work [as an influencer] but I can imagine for others it has. But what it has done is harm my mental health.’

She went on to say that Celeb Spellcheck’s snarky posts ‘create a bullying culture’ – something the account’s admin has always strongly denied.

Meanwhile, Ruby shared a series of videos on Instagram in which she addressed gossip accounts generally, but did not reference Celeb Spellcheck specifically.

Solidarity: Former WAG Sophie Cachia (right), whose movements during Melbourne's Covid lockdown last year were scrutinised by Celeb Spellcheck, agreed with Keira's sentiments

Solidarity: Former WAG Sophie Cachia (right), whose movements during Melbourne’s Covid lockdown last year were scrutinised by Celeb Spellcheck, agreed with Keira’s sentiments

Hitting back: She said it was 'disappointing' to see other influencers and celebrities following a 'page that aims to humiliate and embarrass' people, and also accused Celeb Spellcheck of spreading false information about her

Hitting back: She said it was ‘disappointing’ to see other influencers and celebrities following a ‘page that aims to humiliate and embarrass’ people, and also accused Celeb Spellcheck of spreading false information about her

She said people have a right to hold an opinion about influencers, but draws the line at forums dedicated to spreading ‘false rumours’ about individuals.

Ruby argued that gossip accounts mobilise trolls to attack influencers on their own accounts ‘in a really negative, horrible way’.

‘If this was happening in a school and someone created a page like this in a school, you’d f**king be expelled for bullying. Think about it,’ she said.

Ruby then warned that proposed anti-online bullying laws in Australia will make pages like Celeb Spellcheck illegal.

This probably won’t happen, however, because the anti-trolling laws are designed to protect Australians from cyber abuse, not shield public figures from criticism. 

Having her say: Ruby Tuesday Matthews shared a series of videos on Instagram in which she addressed gossip accounts generally, but did not reference Celeb Spellcheck specifically

Having her say: Ruby Tuesday Matthews shared a series of videos on Instagram in which she addressed gossip accounts generally, but did not reference Celeb Spellcheck specifically

Celeb Spellcheck announced over the weekend it was going on hiatus after wiping its account clean.

In a message to their 144,000 followers, the admin shut down rumours they were facing lawsuits or that their identity was on the brink of being exposed.

Instead, they said that they were taking a break to figure out the future of the account.

After ensuring fans they were ‘completely fine’, the admin explained their sudden decision to wipe the profile.

Her opinion: Ruby argued that gossip accounts mobilise trolls to attack influencers on their own accounts 'in a really negative, horrible way'

Her opinion: Ruby argued that gossip accounts mobilise trolls to attack influencers on their own accounts ‘in a really negative, horrible way’

‘I’m not being sued (that I know of, lol) and I’m not at risk of having my identity revealed,’ they wrote.

‘I will be taking a break while I think about the future of this account.’

‘Moderating the comments has become quite time consuming (but very necessary), as is dealing with all the other things that come with having a large audience.’

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.

They also said they were pondering whether to ‘dabble in gossip’ moving forward. 

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

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

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 their content, Celeb Spellcheck has been publicly criticised by a number of influencers, including Tayla Damir and Skye Wheatley.

Leaked footage: Celeb Spellcheck recently posted a video of former Bachelor star Laurina Fleure (pictured) snorting white powder at a party

Leaked footage: Celeb Spellcheck recently posted a video of former Bachelor star Laurina Fleure (pictured) snorting white powder at a party 

The admin has denied bullying the influencers she features on the account, saying: ‘This page is meant to be lighthearted and fun. I have definitely posted things in the past that I’m not proud of, but I do try to never cross the line.’

The account previously made headlines when it shared a screenshot of model Elyse Knowles misspelling ‘voilà’ as ‘wallah’.

The gaffe went viral in December when it was picked up by U.S. social media sensation Joshua Ostrovsky, a.k.a. The Fat Jewish.

'Wallah': The account previously made headlines when it shared this screenshot of model Elyse Knowles misspelling 'voilà' as 'wallah'. The gaffe went viral in December when it was picked up by U.S. social media sensation Joshua Ostrovsky, a.k.a. The Fat Jewish

‘Wallah’: The account previously made headlines when it shared this screenshot of model Elyse Knowles misspelling ‘voilà’ as ‘wallah’. The gaffe went viral in December when it was picked up by U.S. social media sensation Joshua Ostrovsky, a.k.a. The Fat Jewish


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