This past weekend, one of the biggest reality stars of all time got a big and scary dose of legitimate reality when Kim Kardashian was handcuffed, gagged and robbed at gunpoint in her Paris hotel room. The incident shook the socialite up quite a bit, with Kardashian reportedly completely revamping her approach to her media-friendly life both on the Internet and on TV, resulting in the E! reality series Keeping Up with the Kardashians being put on hold indefinitely. Who saw that coming?
It is definitely worth mentioning right up top that delay in production doesn't mean that the show has been cancelled or anything, and it could very well come back in the near future. Here is the exact way an E! spokesperson put it to US Weekly.
Kim's well-being is our core focus right now. No decision has been made as to when production will resume.
Since the robbery on Sunday, in which five still at-large criminals stole a ring worth over $4 million, Kim Kardashian went on radio silence for the most part, traveling from Paris to New York and then to her L.A. home. While cameras would have normally been a part of this voyage, Kardashian was traveling only with Kanye West, their sons North and Saint, and security guards. Totally understandable, of course, as no one who goes through such a harrowing ordeal should be expected to take on life as usual so soon after.
Because Keeping Up with the Kardashians is such a big part of E!'s programming lineup, you can bet that while no one wants to keep the show off the air for a long time, but also that no one will try to force the issue. Rocking the boat would not be a good move when Kim Kardashian is in such a fragile state of mind, especially when there's no doubting the Kardashian family's core audience will be there for the show if and when it returns to filming.
Fans probably shouldn't expect to get an eyeful of Kim Kardashian anywhere else in the near future, either. It's reported that along with her social media silence, she has cancelled most or all of the things she had planned in the coming weeks, and won't be doing any working at all. Instead, she'll presumably be focusing on how to restructure the way she promotes herself and her products, so that incidents like the Paris robbery are limited to just a once in a lifetime occurrence. Kardashian will likely also concern himself with just plain feeling safe in her home, which is probably the hardest part of all.