Now there is basically a silent war about shoutouts. There are people who make accounts that want to stop shoutouts, while there are also people making accounts that want to end these shoutout “cops”.
Personally, I HATE shoutouts, and hope everyone who makes one die in a hole while enveloped in fire. Maybe that’s a little extreme, but shoutouts are one word: annoying. If only Instagram revised their TOS to ban shoutouts..sure, I’m okay with “shoutout only” accounts giving shoutouts..I’m just not okay with the popular pages about a different topic giving shoutouts. And sometimes they get paid for it. Why does everyone care about how much followers s/he have?
Just my two cents.