I don't want to scare anyone ... but you might want to sit down for this. Kim Kardashian is considering shutting down her Instagram account.

(Explosions! Screaming! People running! CHAOS!!!!!)

Actually, Instagram is likely taking notice of Kardashian's threat, since she has more followers -- 5 million -- than anyone on the photo-sharing service by a wide margin. Kardashian says she'll switch to another social media photo company unless Instagram revises its new policies that has everyone's pants in a bunch.

Instagram has been under fire this week after announcing a new policy that seems to give the company power to sell user photos to outside companies without having to compensate the user. Instagram said this interpretation of the policy was not true and apologized for the "confusing" language. Instagram says it's revising the wording and will release a new terms of service in the near future.

But Kardashian isn't convinced (she's a wily one) and is telling friends she's thinking about shutting down her Instagram account and taking her followers elsewhere.

"I really loved Instagram :-( I need to review this new policy," she wrote on Twitter. "I don't think its fair."

Notice the past tense there?

Kardashian has way more followers on Instagram than second-place member Justin Bieber (4,366,729) and President Barack Obama (1,834,079).

And, unfortunately for society, where one Kardashian goes, others soon follow. Her sisters Khloe, Kylie, Kendall and brother Rob are also in the Top 10 most followed on the site.

Half of Instagrams top 10 are named Kardashian. Why, America? Why?

TMZ's source said Kardashian is still waiting to see what happens before making the big decision. Your move, Instagram.

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