Kylie Jenner's New Instagram Is Not About Kim Kardashian, Which Actually Shows How Seriously The Family Is Taking Her Robbery
The Kardashian and Jenner family are not known for keeping anything private and, in fact, they're expected to put everything on public display so we can keep up with them. So, it might be shocking to fans that following Kim Kardashian's robbery at gunpoint, the Kardashian-Jenner family stayed relatively silent on social media, leading fans to imagine a host of possibilities. But late Tuesday night, Kylie Jenner posted an Instagram of herself in a swimsuit with the caption "Looking back at Turks" — and it was a surprising move.
While some criticized her decision to post a revealing photo during this time, Jenner's Instagram might actually point to the severity of the situation in the family's eyes and how they are vowing to keep this as private as possible.
Hear me out on this: I know a butt photo might not seem like the most low-key of posts to put up, but the Kardashian family must be under incredible pressure to speak out about Kardashian's traumatizing robbery and they might not be ready to. Shocking, I know, but their silence on the topic tells me that the family takes this matter seriously and wants to to keep it as private, so Jenner posting a photo from her birthday vacation might just be a welcome distraction for her. Aside from Jenner, the only other family member to post on Instagram or Twitter was Caitlyn Jenner, who on Tuesday posted an encouraging message for Kardashian, which came after she received tons of backlash for seeming "insensitive" in her previous post, which showed herself with Jenner at a car show.
It's possible that Jenner's post from her Turks and Caicos birthday celebration was previously planned — social media is part of her brand after all, so posting is a business move for her — and even if it's not, Jenner has every right to put up whatever post she wants. If I have learned anything about this family and how close they are, it could be that Jenner's mother or sisters knew that she was going to post a photo. Regardless or how the posting happened, I would guess it was a deliberate choice to not mention Kardashian. Plus, this is Kardashian's story to tell and she should speak out about it when she is ready.
I find it also very telling that none of Kardashian's close friends have posted out about the event. Kardashian's assistant, Stephanie Sheppard, hasn't updated her Instagram or Twitter, and neither has stylist Simone Harouche, who was reportedly present in the apartment the night of robbery. Kardashian's friend Jasmine Sanders and Harouche were spotted out in Paris after Kardashian the city, but did not comment on the situation.
In my opinion, because the family is very much expected to speak out about everything and make a huge spectacle, they are taking an unexpected approach and actually keeping this situation completely private. It isn't what anyone was expecting, but coming from such a public family, this can only mean that they take this extremely seriously and they should only respond directly when they are ready to do so.