Kim Kardashian signalled her return to social media a few weeks back with one photo showing herself, along with husband Kanye West and their two kids North and Saint. The pic was captioned simply with one word: family.
Many rejoiced at the return of their social media queen as she had been notably absent since the robbery in Paris last year which saw her retreat away from public life for three months.
Now Kardashian has emerged and bought along with her a whole new public persona- a 70’s housewife with Cher-like raven hair, living in a run down house cooking soup for her husband and kids. Many fans have been left wondering why she’s trying to make the family look poor?
The new look photos are as far removed from her old ones as you could possibly get! There are no pouting selfies, no boob shots or glamorous poses. These images are filtered to look old and raw. They are meant to be candid moments from their daily lives – and although they are beautiful photos- we have all been left with many questions.
Where on earth are these photos being taken? There is no way this run down looking house is their multi-million dollar mansion in Hidden Hills!
Who is taking these ‘candid’ snaps? And why do the Wests suddenly look like they can’t afford to wear anything but sweat pants?
Now don’t get me wrong. Kardashian’s return to social media was always going to be met with criticism. There was really no way she could’ve returned without being accused of doing it the wrong way.
Had she started sharing her normal life of luxury cars, diamonds and designer clothes everyone would’ve jumped on her back saying ‘see, she hasn’t learned her lesson from the robbery’. She would’ve been accused of still flaunting her wealth.
Yet here we have her showing a completely different side- dare I say humble- and the haters are still hating. People say these photos look staged. That they do not represent their normal lives. That the Wests are still attention grabbing whores. Maybe.
But you know what? I like these new photos- wherever they may be taken or for whatever reason. They remind me of Priscilla Presley and Elvis’ family shots around Graceland in the 70’s with a young Lisa Marie running around. And while I’m in no way saying the Wests are like the Presleys I am enjoying this new aesthetic so much more! Not to mention it makes dressing like Kim so much easier now…just pop on a hoodie and heels and you’re done! Jokes.