You’re going to be seeing a lot less of Kim Kardashian West following her traumatic experience on Sunday, when she was robbed at gunpoint.
According to People, the reality television star turned social media queen and mogul will be cutting down her time in the public eye significantly, including social media.
“This scared everyone. They’re not taking chances,” says the magazine’s source. “It was a really scary situation for the entire family and it’s just not worth it to put themselves out there unnecessarily right now.”
When something like this happens everything changes,” the source continued. “Everything will change. It changes the whole family — how and where they travel.”
The entire Kardashian family has been almost completely silent since the attack, with only Caitlyn and Kylie Jenner making any social media posts. When Caitlyn Instagrammed a photo of herself with Kylie at a car show they attended over the weekend on Monday, the post drew criticism.
Jenner later shared a photo of Kim, writing, “After hearing the full story, I’m so thankful she’s okay. It’s a reminder for us all to be careful in the uncertainty of this world.”
Love my girl! After hearing the full story, I’m so thankful she’s okay. It’s a reminder for us all to be careful in the uncertainty of this world
A photo posted by Caitlyn Jenner (@caitlynjenner) on 1 day ago
In addition to the family’s social media accounts, all five sisters have apps about their lives that have not been updated following the attack.
Following the robbery, Kardashian West, Kendall Jenner and Kris Jenner left Paris to meet Kanye West and the couple’s two children. West, who found out about the incident mid-show,postponed the following two dates on his Sant Pablo Tour to spend time with his family. He is currently set to return to the tour on Friday in his hometown of Chicago.
Some of Kardashian West’s closest friends have also joined her, including Jonathan Cheban, who told reporters outside her apartment, “She’s not doing so good.” Cheban and other members of Kim’s inner circle have also been uncharacteristically silent on social media.
Prior to the attack, the family had discussed concerns about revealing their locations via social media updates on Keeping Up With the Kardashians.
In one episode, Kourtney and Khloe decided to try and teach Kylie, who has dealt with stalkers in the past, a lesson about revealing her location on social media. Chillingly, Khloe suggested, “We need to do something that will terrify her. Shall we hold her up at gunpoint?” The sisters eventually decided to tie balloons with Kylie’s face on them to her car instead, but the incident still shook the 19-year-old star.
“It’s a lot to go through when someone starts threatening your whole existence,” explained Kris.
Kourtney instructed her sisters to put their phones on airplane mode while using Snapchat and send snaps out later, but the night of the incident, Kim posted snaps from her hotel room. The family will most likely take more extreme steps to alter the way they use social media now.
Read our tips on hiding your location on social media here.