Kylie Jenner is officially retiring from social media — kind of.
Us Weekly reports that the Kylie Cosmetics founder has revealed why she’s not as active on social media as she was before, citing fans’ unlimited access to her day-to-day life as one of the major reasons for the step back.
“I think that when I showed my personality too much or shared a little bit too much, people just had more access to say things about the real me,” Kylie expressed on Hailey Bieber’s Who’s In My Bathroom? talk show recently. “So, I decided to push back a little bit.”
During the rise of Snapchat, Kylie Jenner was a key figure. Her videos always went viral since fans often wanted to mimic the celebrity’s lifestyle. The same goes for Instagram, as her constant uploading and striking images caused her to become one of the most-followed celebrities on the platform.
But now that she’s all grown up, she realizes that having all eyes on her may not be all that it’s cracked up to be.
Why Kylie Jenner is taking a step back from social media
In addition to denying the world uncontrolled access to her life, Kylie Jenner also cites her expanding family as a reason behind her shift in priorities.
“I really have real-life s**t to do now,” Kylie stated. “I think before when I was on social media, I would dedicate my whole life to that. I would wake up. I would Snapchat my breakfast. I just can’t do that anymore.”
Naturally, one sharing so much of their daily activities can come with safety concerns, as allowing the world to know where you are and what you’re doing at every moment can open a can of worms that’s hard to close. Case in point — when Kylie’s older sister, Kim Kardashian, was robbed at gunpoint in Paris, and one of the now-released thieves brought up Kim’s social media activity as a way he and his fellow robbers were able to pull off the heist.
“I went on the internet and I saw her jewelry. I saw her ring. I saw that she showed it everywhere,” Yunis Abbas (one of 12 robbers) said at the time. “We knew this information through social media. We knew that she was coming for Fashion Week, so we went there to do some reconnaissance so we were sure.”
Like Kim, Kylie avoids posting too much content in real time. That way, she can have privacy to live life without worrying about safety — or judgment.
“I think that I have probably the toughest skin on the planet because millions of people have said things about me, decided who I am that’s not even me,” Kylie continued. “It’s hard to just swallow that. My friends and my family know who I am, so that’s really all that matters.”
See Kylie Jenner’s full interview on Who’s In My Bathroom? below.