In a “60 Minutes” interview taped before Kim Kardashian’s Paris robbery, the reality star gets candid about her “lack of privacy” and involvement on social media that in retrospect makes everything that’s happened to her since even more chilling.
Kardashian has been on a total social media blackout since she was robbed on Oct. 3. In the video, Bill Whitaker asks if she could exist without social media, the reality star replies, “Not in this way. I totally attribute my career to social media.”
It’s eerie to watch as Kardashian admits that there “there are pitfalls” when it comes to certain aspects of her lifestyle. “Lack of privacy, loss of privacy and that’s not for everyone,” she says in the video. “For me, I can handle it.”
The reality star and mother of two was held at gunpoint in her Paris hotel room and robbed of millions of dollars’ worth of jewelry. Kardashian often posted about her jewelry on social media, as it contributed to her public persona and the 24/7 information overload that her fans crave.
Sources told People magazine earlier this week that Kardashian “is still having a difficult time” since the robbery and reportedly “has zero desire to resume her old life.”
The 36-year-old has not spoken about the incident, though her assistant penned a note on her behalf. Her social media accounts haven’t been updated since the incident.
Watch the entire “60 Minutes” interview when it airs this Sunday, Oct. 23, at 7:30 p.m. ET.