What’s a world without Kim Kardashian and her social media domination? Calm. Well, it has been anyway since the infamous Paris robbery several weeks back.
Without tabloids and headlines saturating the media with Kim Kardashian content, the celebrity world seems to have found some sort of balance. A balance that includes covering other stars, gossip, and television shows. Of course, we still want to know what’s going on in Kim’s life since the robbery, but these updates number in few compared to the daily posts depicting what Kim’s wearing, where she’s going, who she’s with, and the like.
The mother-of-two has only been spotted in public a handful of times since arriving back in the States after her ill-fated Paris Fashion Week trip. She’s been even more elusive when it comes to her Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter accounts. Kim hasn’t tweeted since October 2, and it’s been over two weeks since her last Instagram post. Kardashian was one of the most popular Snapchat accounts before going silent on that platform as well.
As someone who follows Kim on these social media platforms, I can honestly say my days are much more relaxed without the overload of sheer shirts, Balmain outfits, and Kanye West concert snaps. I’m sure most people would agree that seeing less of Kim K on their newsfeed hasn’t been the worst thing to happen to them.
That’s not to say Kim deserved to be held at gunpoint and robbed of millions in jewelry, but it has been interesting to see how the world, namely the social media world, fares without the Kardashian mogul. Since her debut as Paris Hilton’s sidekick and the 2007 premiere of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Kim has made daily headlines with paparazzi photos and social media postings. Now, it’s all quiet on the Kim K home front.
Earlier this week, Kim’s assistant Stephanie Sheppard took to Kardashian’s website to address the silence in what must be an attempt to keep fans from unsubscribing to the $2.99 a month app. Stephanie said there will be app takeovers from Kim’s friends and family, and added “Keeks is taking some much needed time off” in the letter addressed to subscribers. I personally unsubscribed to the app after a week went by without new content, and I can imagine I wasn’t the only one.
However, Kardashian doesn’t face just losing money on her app. It’s been reported by Perez Hilton that Kim also faces losing up to $1 million a month from her social media silence. That doesn’t include the thousands of dollars she’s lost since canceling public appearances. But the event cancellations don’t stop there. Kanye West has reportedly called off Kim’s elaborate 36th birthday bash as she struggles to deal with the traumatic robbery, according to Daily Mail.
“A star-studded guest list including close friends Ciara and Kelly Rowland and family members Caitlyn Jenner and Blac Chyna were understood to be attending a 1920’s themed bash in honour of Kim’s birthday at Hollywood venue The Nice Guy prior to its cancellation.”
Older sister Kourtney Kardashian has gone on record to say Kim “is not doing great” after the scary ordeal, but said the family is sticking close and will “get through it together,” according to People. In fact, Kim seems to be taking the robbery seriously enough to change some aspects of her life.
Kardashian family matriarch Kris Jenner discussed how the family, especially Kim, is looking at life differently. Jenner said the October 3 incident was a “wake-up call” for the entire family, according to ABC News. Since then, Kardashian has stepped up her security team and is limiting what she shares with the public. So far, it means Kim has stopped sharing any and all personal posts with her fans.
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