— GuinnessWorldRecords (@GWR) June 1, 2015
That works out to be over 4,000 new followers per minute since Jenner first tweeted at 12:17 p.m. ET on June 1.
I’m so happy after such a long struggle to be living my true self. Welcome to the world Caitlyn. Can’t wait for you to get to know her/me.
— Caitlyn Jenner (@Caitlyn_Jenner) June 1, 2015
Following the Vanity Fair reveal, an anonymous Twitter user also created the pronoun-correcting bot @she_not_he. The bot automatically replies to anyone tweeting about Caitlyn and still using male pronoun to remind them to use she.
Hey _breemccall: It’s she, not he. Thanks! http://t.co/iPBNMw5vah
— She not he (@she_not_he) June 1, 2015
However, the bot tweets to anyone using he and Caitlyn Jenner in the same tweet, which means it is also trying to correct those standing up for the proper pronoun usage — though the bot makes a disclaimer about that in the user profile.
“I am a bot politely correcting Twitter users who misgender Caitlyn Jenner in their tweets. I might make mistakes reading your tweet!! I’m only human. (Not.)”
The bot has sent out over 300 tweets in four hours — but when you consider that nearly 1 million tweets have been sent out about Caitlyn Jenner, that’s not a bad statistic.
Photo/Video credit: Vanity Fair