Hilaria Baldwin has finally reached one million followers on Instagram – but critics aren’t thrilled about how it happened.
Some social media users have called the yoga guru’s husband, Alec Baldwin, “shallow” after he begged fans to follow his wife on the app in posts leading up to her 39th birthday on Jan. 6.
“One million followers is what’s important on a birthday?? Give me a break,” one troll commented on Alec’s initial video post, while another asked, “Is that really important in life?”
Others were puzzled why Alec felt the need to share five separate posts to his feed about Hilaria’s follower count.
“No disrespect but could you please explain why this was so important?” a third chimed in, with others adding things like “Could you be any more shallow,” “Get a grip” and “Really? I’m almost embarrassed for you for even asking !! How shallow.”
Others referenced Hilaria’s infamous Spanish accent scandal, in which she was caught lying about her Spanish heritage.
“*cringes in fake Spanish*,” one comment read, while another person joked, “Does Hilaria magically become actually Spanish at one million followers.”
Fans first began slamming the “Notting Hill” actor on Thursday, when he shared a selfie video saying, “I would like as many of you as possible, I would like a really great, great surge of people to follow my wife on Instagram to say ‘happy birthday’ to my wife.”
He added, “Would you do that for me? Would you follow my wife on Instagram? Please?”
The “Saturday Night Live” alum, who sported a scruffy gray beard and a casual black tee, called Hilaria his “favorite person” and explained that she was “just centimeters shy of a million followers” on the photo sharing app