In the wake of Kim Kardashian’s TWO scary run-ins on her trip to Paris — first, the creepo who kissed her butt and now being held up at gun point — the super famous family is taking a very serious look at their security. This isn’t the first incident to spark their scrutiny of the sitch, but now more than ever it seems like it might have been social media that leaked Kim K’s location to the robbers.
If you’re a fan of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, you’ll know that the family’s security, specifically when it comes to social media, has been a topic that hasn’t been taken lightly. With Kylie apt to Snapchat pics and videos of herself and tagging her locations, it makes it easy for anyone following her to track her down instantly. Even the police apparently warned her to stop adding her location and to share her pics after the fact, but those warnings were swept aside, as we can obviously see.
The older sisters even played a “prank” on Kylie (putting balloons on her car after they found her via social media) to scare her. It certainly did, with mama Kris claiming that Kylie called her in hysterics.
Despite all of this, while on her Parisian trip, Kim was not only posting pics of her public appearances (even noting how her security guard is “always in my shot!”), but also behind-the-scenes videos of her hotel room. This is how the robbers may have found her — through her very own posts. All they would have to do is recognize the room and connect it with a hotel to know exactly where she was staying.
Though celebs may have an added reason to protect themselves on social media, this is certainly a reminder to all of us that it’s better to be safe than sorry and put some of those security measures into action while living out loud.
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(h/t BuzzFeed; photos via Pascal Le Segretain/Getty)