Kim Kardashian returned to social media, three months after the Paris robbery

Kim Kardashian was robbed in her Paris hotel/apartment in the first week of October. She last posted to social media just before the robbery, on October 2. In the wake of the robbery, Kim was barely seen out in public and she obviously wasn’t posting anything on her Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat or subscription app. Sources said she was in therapy, and that she was making a pledge to live her life differently after Paris. Then Kanye West had a nervous breakdown and there was a solid month of gossip about how Kim and Kanye were having major problems, and that she was considering divorce.

So, it was news that Kim finally posted something to social media on Tuesday. She posted a photo of her family (above), plus she tweeted some interactions with fans, and she posted a video tribute (??) to her family. This is really sweet:

So, what’s the problem? Well, as you can see from these embeds, Kim is using her legal, married name, “Kim Kardashian West.” But for several hours on Tuesday, she dropped the “West” and all of her social media handles were just “Kim Kardashian.” Was she just giving it a test run, seeing how it feels to drop the West? Was is just a simple mistake after being away from social media for so long? I have no idea.


Photos courtesy of WENN, Kim’s social media.

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  1. HeidiM says:

    I didn’t miss her

    • Maria says:

      same here. And the entire stunt with dropping the West last name is already annoying me to no end. Obviously to drum up excitement about her return to social media. Otherwise it might have gotten unnoticed….

  2. Tiffany27 says:

    North and Saint are so beautiful my goodness! Kim’s hair is looking like the mom from the Addams family.

  3. Coop says:

    her tweets were sweet yes but are you really giving her the benefit of the doubt that dropping ‘West’ on twitter was an accident? Let us not forget – these are the queen publicity stunt masters extraordinaire

    • Lynnie says:

      Ikr? Changing your name on any social media is a conscious act, and it’s not something you can “accidentally” do without noticing all the menus, pages, and keyboards that pop up. Oh Kim 🙄😪

      • Mousyb says:


      • detritus says:

        cynically: It’s a great way to get everyone to talk about your relationship too.
        Momma’s cash cow is back.

        charitably: she hates not being a straight Kardashian because she’s always been a Kardashian and with Chyna trying to trademark is made her miss her old name.

    • Jag says:

      Exactly! She wanted everyone to notice that she was back, so she dropped the name and put it back in order to do just that.

  4. Sam says:

    What’s there to get? Changing your name on social media doesn’t just happen nor is it an accident. You’ll be asked several times if you’re sure you want to make these specific changes to your account and what not.

    They’re getting a divorce. It’s only a matter of when is the right time. And by right time when will it get the Kardashians the most publicity. Its not happening now because awards season is coming up. But once the Oscars are over, a divorce is coming.

  5. Donna says:

    I could easily live the rest of my life without ever seeing articles or pictures about any of the Kartrash/Jenner clan.

    • Embee says:

      I agree. But we’re here reading about them. It doesn’t matter if it’s about something good or horrible, as long as we seem interested enough to read, they’ll be around

  6. Lulu says:

    North and Saint are the only likeable things about that photo, but whenever I see photos of them I find myself wondering if they ever wear normal kids clothes? They just seem like fashion accessories

    • EEV says:

      Agreed on the clothes comment. Anyone who’s ever been around kiddos (parents or otherwise) knows that little ones don’t stay clean, nor the same size, for long. I mean, their money, their choice – but it just seems silly to put kids in designer duds when they’re just going to spit up all over them or cover them with food.

  7. QQ says:

    That Video was cute annnnnnd I Immediately regret she came back to be inane and thirsty in full form, I bet she was pressed to get back to … What it is she does

  8. Incognito says:

    The kids are gorgeous.

    I think she’s testing the waters on the name.

  9. MissMerry says:

    why is everything in a filter that makes the video look like its from the 90s?

    (trying to remind people of all the video of her family and her dad growing up that they’ve shared with the World, maybe?)

    also, nothing is by mistake. she took her name off to make a bigger ‘splash’ when she ‘returned to social media’…you know, just in case nobody gave a sh*t…

  10. Nancy says:

    They are so in love and the children, the beautiful children. They can’t split up…..oops thought I was on the Brange thread. Ha!

  11. Lightpurple says:

    First return to social media since the major butt reduction

    • swak says:

      Kim, herself, may not have been posting to social media but her friends have kept her picture out there for her. This is all carefully planned.

    • Matomeda says:

      +1 ooooobvious butt reduction! She’s famous enough now- she’s constantly posting about wanting to be thinner with throwback pics saying she missed being that small etc- she can remove the butt.

      Also- why try to “prove” your family unity but change your name back? It was just an annoying attention grab.

    • Pandy says:

      Totally. I guess the ass full of lumpy cement stopped working for her.

    • Erica_V says:

      THIS 100%!! It is so obvious she had her butt reduced. The sweatshirts are just a distraction – especially the Red Russia one with the hammer & sickle on it. It’s a deliberate distraction tactic.

      I see you Kimmy. I see you.

  12. serena says:

    The video was really cute! Does it mean they reconciled? I just hope he’ll get better and healthy for his family’s sake and his own.

  13. AnotherDirtyMartini says:

    She looks like the oldest sister in that pic.

  14. Dani says:

    UGH I HATE DEFENDING HER but I go between my first name and maiden name and first name and maiden and married. For work I was always just first/maiden, then added the married when I got married and dropped it quickly because it was waaaaaaaay too long of a signature. But this is Kimmy we’re talking about SO

    • Jag says:

      But on social media, it’s a process to change it. And some places, you can only change it a few times before it’s permanent and can’t be changed again.

  15. VegasSchmagus says:

    Saint throwing up in the video is pretty much how we all feel about this family and their fame mongering.

  16. CItyHeat says:

    I saw an article on another source with screenshots that she also just went by KIM for a short period of time yesterday….(like Cher, Madonna, Sting….)

    Lord the identity crisis is strong on this one. Divorce announcement will be sooner than later, no doubt.

  17. Char says:

    TMZ was reporting that she didn’t just drop West, she dropped Kardashian as well & it just read “Kim” for 1 hour before she added both last names back? Does that make a difference? I mean, they’ll probably still get a divorce, but it seems less ominous if she changed it to only her 1st name. & I still think they are the only people in the world suited for each other.

  18. Talie says:

    I’m surprised she took herself out for so long…I don’t believe she is damaged. I think this was strategic, but dumb. All it did was allow Kylie to become a bigger deal.

  19. Bubbles says:

    Ok, I loved the video. I almost teared up a bit. However……I know that Kanye hires amateur film makers to film his life for the duration of his tours. They know they are always being filmed so how authentic is it? I hate to think this way but I have become cynical in my adult life.

  20. A says:

    She changed her name to just “Kim” without a surname. This is the start of Kim K 2.0. This was all a carefully thought out re-branding scheme.

  21. SM says:

    what is the most surprising is that she came back with messages about family just in time there is talk about the divorce. While I hope they cam make it for the sake of the kids, this to me has a vibe of “let’s try to convince everyone we are fine as long as we are not ready to announce the split on our terms”.

  22. Margo S. says:

    That is really sweet and confusing too. She has this lovely photo and video but then she drops west…. hmm. Sounds fishy.

  23. Jayna says:

    It was a beautiful thing not to be inundated with her daily, if not hourly, set-up pap walks..

  24. me says:

    No she took the “West” out probably for attention…so people would talk of course. Remember who we are dealing with here.

  25. Chloeee says:

    Eh, i really think getting held up at gunpoint made her think about how she was living her life. I think divorce is not off the table but these videos might also ground her back in what important. She’s not the worst to me anymore. I wouldn’t miss Kylie at this juncture.

  26. African Sun says:

    The video is too cute.

    Kim isn’t leaving Kanye, she just loves the attention we give her by thinking she is going to leave him.

    I always say I will stop following these people yet here I am back to reading about the Kardashian tribe. Do better girl!

    • Lady D says:

      I love your username. It’s -18C at the moment here in my region of BC. I had to buy a new battery for my truck yesterday. The clerk told me the one I picked was a good one, but not top of the line. He said it wouldn’t work in -40C. I said understandable, neither will I.

  27. Cel2495 says:

    The kids are super cute

  28. Neo says:

    The kids seem attached to their parents. :) Beautiful family.

  29. AV says:

    I didn’t watch all the way through. Why so many clips of her at events? Apparently those are her most important moments in life. No surprise I suppose.

  30. Tanakasan says:

    Was I supposed to notice she was gone?

  31. LA says:

    Did she get another nose job? That’s all I got.

  32. Wendy says:

    She’s using her kids to rehab her image. Her kids don’t deserve to be used as pr props.

  33. Amanda says:

    I didn’t notice her absence. Kylie seems to have stepped up to fill whatever role Kim was playing. Do we really need 2 of them?