Kim Kardashian Is Freezing Her Facebook and Instagram | 22 Words

Just a matter of days after it was announced Keeping Up With The Kardashians will be ending, Kim Kardashian has frozen her Instagram and Facebook, for a very specific reason...

Kim Kardashian fans were left shocked yesterday...

The star has made the decision to "freeze" her Instagram and Facebook pages.

Considering Kim is the unofficial queen of Instagram...

This move certainly came as a surprise but it seems there's a big reason behind it.

We all know the Kardashians are an absolute media force.

They've all starred in one of the most successful realities shows of all time and each of the sisters has a massive influence on social media.

The Kardashian-Jenners are more than just influencers, though.

They're truly impressive entrepreneurs and businesswomen. Whatever you think about them, you can't deny that they've done well for themselves.

Especially coming from (pretty) humble beginnings.

Sure, they've always had an element of wealth and fame - but back when Keeping Up With The Kardashians started, the sisters certainly weren't the biggest Hollywood success story.

They've come a long way.

And more and more, the family are being respected as major players, particularly in the realms of fashion and beauty.

Although it's certainly no secret that the siblings have stirred up their fair share of controversy over the years.

The Kardashian-Jenners are never far from the headlines.

Take the repeated accusations of cultural appropriation, for instance.

Yep, fans are continually calling out the sisters for donning culturally appropriating hairstyles such as cornrows.

Or what about the photoshopping errors fans always spot?

The famous family is often very open about the plastic surgery they've had done, but something that fans often point out is their excessive use of photoshop.

And who can forget?

In 2017, the world watched, appalled, as Kendall Jenner brought a social justice protest to an end with one simple act – handing the police officer a can of Pepsi in a very controversial ad. As problematic goes, this was definitely up there (and of course, the ad was promptly pulled following the backlash).

But there's one sister who seems to land themselves in hot water more than the others...

The second eldest of the clan is Kim Kardashian.

In recent years, Kim appears to have ventured off from her reality TV beginnings.

Similarly to her younger sister, Kylie Jenner, the star now runs her highly successful beauty empire, KKW Beauty, and has established herself as a successful entrepreneur.

She is also a big player in the fashion scene.

The reality star has certainly not fallen short of head-turning fashion moments over the years.

She's also training to be a lawyer...

The star announced she was entering the legal realm early last year. She revealed the news in Vogue’s May 2019 issue, announcing that she is training to become a criminal justice lawyer, and is now being mentored by 2 lawyers, Jessica Jackson, and Erin Haney.

The reality star reportedly began a 4-year apprenticeship with a law firm in San Francisco last year.

And she will be taking the state’s exams in 2022 in order to qualify. So, it’s technically not law school, but California is one of the only states in which you can still take the bar exam and train to become a lawyer without a college or law school degree.

It's a huge commitment...

Given the fact that she is hardly strapped for cash, and has 4 kids, a beauty empire, and prying paps on her plate, it’s pretty clear that she is passionate about her future law career.

But, as predicted, the internet didn't know what to make of the star's announcement.

The general consensus was that she should “stay in her lane" and that anything that veers outside the beauty and fashion-related spectacle she has created from her reality TV fame, is totally unacceptable for her to pursue.

Although, if you look at what the star was doing in the months before training to become a lawyer...

It becomes crystal clear that the star is passionate about prison reform.

In 2018, the star pulled off an impressive legal accomplishment.

She used her celebrity status for good and managed to successfully convince Donald Trump to commute the prison sentence of Alice Marie Johnson, a grandmother serving life in prison without parole for a non-violent drug crime, VOX reports.

And she didn't stop there.

The star quietly helped fund the “90 Days of Freedom" Campaign, which has helped free seventeen first-time nonviolent drug offenders and was even called by The White House to advise to help change the system of clemency.

Despite the good however, Kim frequently seems to get on the wrong side of fans.

Remember when the star was accused of blackface?

The accusations came after this magazine cover was released:

The photoshoot was for 7Hollywood, an “L.A.-based biannual fashion, celebrity, and art magazine distributed worldwide." The shoot was supposedly inspired by Elizabeth Taylor, however, many saw these shots and immediately got the impression that Kim was channeling (or appropriating) black culture instead.

Her skin had been noticeably darkened.

Whether it was spray tan, strange lighting, or overuse of photoshop, it’s not a stretch to say that Kim is unrecognizable.

Kim has also been frequently mom-shamed.

Whether it's letting her daughter, North, wear makeup or allowing her to wear hooped earrings - the parent-shamers are never far away.

This picture of her 6-year-old daughter recently caused a stir:

North was seen sporting a faux nose ring. The questionable jewelry choice came just weeks after her newly religious dad, Kanye, put a strict ban on her wearing makeup.

So, it's safe to say...

Kim can barely go a week without being in the headlines.

And it seems this week is no exception to that.

Fans were shocked when they logged into Instagram to find the beauty mogul had "froze" her Instagram and Facebook account.

Why would the queen of social media freeze her account, you ask?

Well, it seems there's actually a very specific reason.

Kim took part in the #StopHateForProfit campaign, claiming the platforms allow for hate, propaganda, and misinformation to spread.

Kim was joined by likes of actors Ashton Kutcher, Olivia Wilde, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jamie Foxx, Sacha Baron Cohen, Michael B. Jordan, and Jennifer Lawrence for the social media boycott of Mark Zuckerberg's brands for twenty-four hours.

The campaign accuses the platforms of "undermining democracy"...

As well as profiting off allowing hate groups and pages to use their site.

The celebrity-supported protest demands Facebook, which owns Instagram, ban pages that promote hate.

A-listers across the globe, including Kim, are hoping that by taking part in the boycott, it will raise awareness of the campaign among their fans - who are used to seeing them use social media regularly.

However, some celebrity followers have told the stars to delete their accounts altogether...

Comedian Sarah Silverman was told: "Delete your Facebook account. Life is so much nicer without it. The only way to pressure Zuckerberg is his wallet."

Kim's post gained a lot of attention among fans.

"I love that I can connect directly with you through Instagram and Facebook, but I can’t sit by and stay silent while these platforms continue to allow the spreading of hate, propaganda and misinformation - created by groups to sow division and split America apart – only to take steps after people are killed," she wrote.

She continued...

"Misinformation shared on social media has a serious impact on our elections and undermines our democracy.  Please join me tomorrow when I will be “freezing" my Instagram and FB account to tell Facebook to #StopHateForProfit. Link in bio for more info on how to preserve truth." The boycott only lasts twenty-four hours, so it won't be long until we see Kim on our Instagram feeds again.

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