In Katy Perry's case, it's obviously a little different - especially because she has 67.8 MILLION Twitter followers, which is exactly where she leaked her digits. Unfortunately, the damage was even greater because it was a link to an Instagram video and she has 16.4 million followers over there.
So, how did the phone number get leaked? Katy posted a video of her dog Butters along with a shoutout to pal Rihanna and, like most dogs, Butters' tag has his owner's contact info on it. Oops!
Some thoughtful fans quickly alerted Katy to the problem and she quickly pulled the video down. While some have speculated that the phone number actually belonged to her assistant, it has been deactivated because whoever is on the other end of the line was probably getting A TON of calls.
Time for Butters to get a new dog tag!