Despite being one of the most famous influencers in the world, Kim Kardashian has revealed she’s taking a step back from social media.
Speaking to New York Magazine, the 39-year-old mother-of-four shared that as she’s now involved in politics, she doesn’t want to reveal as much of herself to the world - literally and figuratively – and will be making an effort to post less.
"I think I’m evolving to where I don’t feel the need to want to keep up,” she said. “Not that I did it to feel like I had to keep up, but I guess I just don’t care as much anymore to want to take tons of photos in a thong bikini. I actually just want to lay out.”
“I don’t care to take the time out of my day on vacation like I used to, where I’d pull up to the house and I’d see, ‘This is a setup. This is an Instagram pic. Now this is a different setup. Oh, this place has so many different setups. This is going to be amazing,’” she added. “Now I’m just like, 'Let’s actually live in real time and enjoy it. If we happen to get a photo, great.’”
This new outlook is also informing her decision to dress more modestly too.
“I realised I could not even scroll through Instagram in front of my kids without full nudity coming up on my feed pretty much all the time. And I definitely contributed to that. I mean, one of my most iconic covers was the Paper magazine one, when I was all oiled up and ripping my dress off,” she shared.
And although Kanye is being credited/blamed for Kim’s decision to dress more modestly, US President Donald Trump has been a bigger influence.
"I also did think, like, ‘Okay, I’m here in the White House and then the next day I was posting, like, a crazy bikini selfie. And I was thinking, ‘I hope they don’t see this. I have to go back there next week.’”