Today is the day. Kim Kardashian West has officially returned to social media, ending a hiatus that began when she was robbed in Paris in October. The first sign was a revamp of her Web site, from which all content has been removed, save for a video of the Kardashian-West family in their private moments. The second was a brief interlude during which Kardashian West appeared to strip herself of her last names. The third, of course, shows her posting on Twitter and Instagram for the first time since October.
It’s a series of events that sent the Internet into a complete meltdown, and also appears to be a targeted hit back at divorce rumors that have plagued the couple since Kanye West left the hospital in late November.
The theme of Kardashian West’s return is very clearly “family.” The video on her site is filled with intimate, heretofore-unseen moments between Kim, Kanye, North, and Saint. Some of the footage appears to be brand new, with West’s post-hospitalization blond hair. The two are also seen in outfits that they wore to visit West’s mother’s grave in Oklahoma City over the New Year’s weekend.
The tweet and Instagram post are the same. They feature a heavily filtered photo of the family, and the fitting caption of “family.” It’s the same effect as the one in the family photo that West posted on Twitter last week. That picture was accompanied by the caption “Happy Holidays.”
Prior to the actual posts from Kardashian West, however, she caused a momentary panic on the Internet. She briefly stripped her two last names off of her profile, so that her name read simply as Kim. Although the name update only lasted a few minutes, it was dubbed a “national emergency” by her faithful followers, who also pointed out that this is strategically happening on the day when everyone is returning to work after a long holiday.