What Kim Kardashian Had To Say About Fame Before Paris Robbery

Ford Springer | Contributor

In an interview taped before being robbed at gunpoint, Kim Kardashian told “60 Minutes” that the loss of privacy is a “pitfall” for someone as famous as she, but, she said, “I can handle it.”

The interview aired Sunday night.

The “60 Minutes” segment focused on several social media sensations like Kardashian, who has a total of 160 million followers across her social media platforms. Advertising agencies have begun using people like Kim as “social media influencers” to target young markets.

CBS reporter Bill Whitaker listed a number of the “influencers” who have gained a large following due to their talents. Kardashian claimed her talent is simply being herself. “It is a talent to have a brand that’s really successful off of getting people to like you for you,” she said.

Whitaker noted that Kardashian has turned being herself into an “empire” worth over $100 million. “So I would think that has to involve some kind of talent, you know?” Kardashian responded.

“There are pitfalls,” the social media icon admitted. “Lack of privacy. Loss of privacy. And that’s not for everyone,” she continued, but “for me, I can handle it.”

Honoree Kim Kardashian attends TIME 100 Gala, TIME's 100 Most Influential People In The World on April 21, 2015 in New York City

(Photo: Larry Busacca/Getty Images for TIME)

“I do believe that the pros, in my situation, in my lifestyle, have been more beneficial than the negative things,” Kardashian claimed in the interview.

One would guess that her opinion on this might have changed following the terrifying incident in Paris at the start of the month. (RELATED: Kim Kardashian’s Social Media Made Her An Easy Target In Armed Robbery)

Although Kardashian said she attributes her career to social media, she has not been posting anything in the weeks following the event. Security experts believe that her social media presence was a contributing factor to her being targeted in the Paris robbery.

(Photo: Splash News)

(Photo: Splash News)

Kim’s sister Khloe has said the incident was a “wake up call to make a lot of life adjustments.” The reality TV star hasn’t been seen in public much since the event and has largely increased her security detail.

“I think it’s important to make those adjustments,” Khloe said of her sister, “and to pull back a little is smart.”

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