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Kim's Robbery Will Change How The Kardashians Use Social Media

It was something they addressed on Keeping Up With the Kardashians – and it remains to be seen whether Kim's horrifying ordeal will affect how they use social media in the future.

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Kim Kardashian West was held up at gunpoint in her Paris hotel room in the early hours of Monday morning.

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Two armed men dressed as police officers entered Kim's room and put a gun to her head, according to the Paris prosecutor's office. She was locked in her bathroom while the men robbed two cell phones and millions of dollars worth of jewellery, the French Interior Ministry said.

A spokesperson for Kim said Kim had been "physically unharmed" but was left severely "shaken up".

Kim has shared a number of snaps from her Paris hotel over the course of their stay, including two just hours before the robbery took place.

She posted one snap of herself talking on the phone to Blac Chyna, as well as another of her friend.


It’s unclear whether Kim's location was visible in her snaps from Fashion Week, but she did share several posts from inside her hotel room.

And although the family may switch off their locations when they’re in public and trying to evade the paparazzi, it’s unclear whether the same applies when they feel safe at home or in hotels.

Location-tracking aside, the family do often post Instagram photos directly from events – as evidenced this week during Paris Fashion Week.

It means that their whereabouts can be easily established even without paparazzi shots.

Furthermore, all three Kardashian-Jenners, plus numerous members of their entourage – including their hairdresser, makeup artist, and Kim's assistant – were posting images constantly during their Paris trip, meaning there would have been multiple ways to track their location.

Of course, there's no way of knowing whether social media had any part to play in the robbery. But given that it was a security concern before the event, it does remain to be seen whether it has any effect on the way the family operate online in the future.

Especially since they're some of the most followed people on the planet and have always been extremely forward-thinking when it comes to their social media strategies.

Whatever happens from this point onwards, we’re just relieved that Kim escaped the ordeal physically unharmed and hope she's OK. 💗