Creator: Izzie Levinson
Date Created: 10.03.16
Name of the Document: “Inside Kim Kardashian’s Paris Robbery at Gunpoint”
Location: The Daily Beast
Context: Reality TV star Kim Kardashian held at gunpoint in her Paris hotel room this past October; subsequently falls off grid (e.g., stops posting on social media) for approx. five months.
Potential relevance for the future: Kardashian family is known for their use of social media as a means of demonstrating and elevating their celebrity. In this instance, it’s suspected Kardashian’s use of geotags in her Snapchats and Instagram posts may have been what tipped off the robbers who bound the reality TV star and locked her in the bathroom of her hotel room. This instance raises questions of personal safety in the age of social media, and poses a challenge to the self-centered celebrity the Kardashian family has worked to cultivate.
Other relevant headings: reality TV, Kardashians, robbery, surveillance, geotag, Snapchat, Instagram, social media