How Kim Kardashian’s robbery has changed celebrity social media
When one of the world's most followed women gets held up at gunpoint and robbed, it doesn't go unnoticed. In fact, the ripple effect of Kim Kardashian's now-infamous Paris robbery has led many public figures to reassess what they're posting on social media. Call it a wake-up call of sorts, we're betting every Snap-happy, oversharing celeb is now thinking twice about the private details they're sharing to their millions of followers.
Take Kim's friend Chrissy Teigen. Following the news of her friend's robbery, Teigen took to Twitter to defend her pal, before later changing her Twitter account to private. As she told Vanity Fair, the move has had an overwhelmingly positive effect on her life. "I'm in heaven right now," she said. "The grass is green. I feel like a new person. You honestly forget that the negativity exists once you block it out." Her move follows comments Karl Lagerfeld made about Kim, telling media she is "too public" and sister Khloe telling Ellen last week that the robbery had altered the way the family used social media.
No stranger to being the target of online trolls herself, Teigen's previously candid approach to Twitter and social media have been adjusted since the robbery, even though she's a self-confessed "open book" when it comes to her life. "Everybody after [Kim's robbery] has definitely simmered down," she says. "Snapchat's crazy because... it's literally you telling the world right now where you are at this very moment," she goes on. "A lot of people do live in gated communities, so you forget... that if you're Snapping around your house, you're showing all the doors. You're giving too much information now. That's one thing, you do love Snapchat, but then it's like, They see absolutely everything - where your closet is in the house."
While we certainly can't speak for the rest of the celebrity world, we wonder who else is following suit?
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