In what might be the understatement of the century, the Kardashians are pretty used to attention and being in the spotlight. They’ve made an empire out of making people care deeply about their day-to-day lives, largely because of how much of it they share not only through their long-running reality show, KUWTK, but on their own personal social media accounts, some of the biggest in entertainment.
But ever since Kim’s terrifying gunpoint robbery in Paris last month, she’s been social media silent, and the rest her family have scaled back their (and Kim’s) own potentially privacy-compromising output. And smartly so.
That’s not to say the KarJenner krew haven’t still been racking up their share of headlines — ones that increasingly have us wondering just WTF is going on with our Kweens.
One of the strangest things of late was the update last Friday on Kim’s website (her friends and family have been updating it for her) of her family’s Halloween photos. They were posted by her brother Rob on the very day after he had his first kid, the adorable Dream Renee, with Blac Chyna. These were the first officially released photos since Kim’s robbery, and the timing couldn’t have been stranger.
And speaking of Dream, Rob and Chyna’s accounts were instantly flooded with pictures of the baby (a far cry from Kim keeping pics of North and Saint private for weeks after their birth. Little Dream had Snapchat filters applied to her face before she could open her eyes and then Chyna started a Twitter account in the baby’s name, posting a pic of herself breastfeeding and writing in the voice of the baby.
Then, in opposite land, Kendall actually deleted her crazy-popular Instagram account, later appearing on the Ellen show to explain that it was a temporary “digital detox.” (Photo via Lisa Maree Williams/Getty)
Kourtney even caused some commotion this week with some revealing vacation pics of her and ex Scott Disick, leading people to think they’re back together — or at least aren’t shy about letting us think they are.
Is this series of strange stories a calculated media move we don’t know the end game to just yet (Kris trying to distract from Rob and Chyna’s baby/drama?), or is it a sign of something else? We can’t help but think that even more than matriarch Kris, Kim is the glue that holds this group together, and without her lighting their paths, they’ve gone a little astray. Kim — we need you back! (Photo via Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty)
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