As we stand upon the precipice of a new decade, we aren't just bidding adieu to the 2010s, we're also exiting a notable era in Kim Kardashian's life. Kardashian, in a wide-ranging interview with New York magazine, is embarking on a new journey into the next decade and inviting us along for the ride. But in order to accompany her into a chapter of her life — and by extension, our own lives — we must accept that Kardashian is shedding a distinct part of her allure. This new change will shake the foundation of everything we love in our pop-culture stratosphere, so be warned. Kardashian is not going to post sexy bikini thong selfies anymore.

Yes, I know this is distressing. But we must press on, for the good of our entertainment-industrial complex. Here's the full story.

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Kardashian casually breaks our hearts with this announcement.

In the interview, Kardashian tells journalist Jonathan Van Meter that:

"I think I’m evolving to where I don’t feel the need to want to keep up. Not that I did it to feel like I had to keep up, but I guess I just don’t care as much anymore to want to take tons of photos in a thong bikini."
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She continued to explain that she wants to "live" in the "moment" or something to that effect.

Still, it remains an open question if Kardashian is giving into husband Kanye West's demands that she tone down her sex appeal. Kardashian speaks directly to this, but acknowledges that ultimately, she controls her own image.

"I don’t know if it’s the fact that my husband has voiced that sometimes too sexy is just overkill and he’s not comfortable with that. I listen to him and understand him. Still, at the end of the day, he always gives me the freedom to be and do what I want. But I have kind of had this awakening myself. I realized I could not even scroll through Instagram in front of my kids without full nudity coming up on my feed pretty much all the time."

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After all, Kardashian goes to the White House now.

Kardashian isn't like a regular reality TV celeb. She's a woke reality TV celeb. In her new life as an activist, she goes to the White House to lobby for innocent inmates that are incarcerated and is studying to become a lawyer. She's starting a newer, more serious chapter of her life, and bikini thong pics just won't do.

"I also did think, like, Okay, I’m here in the White House, and then the next day I was posting, like, a crazy bikini selfie. And I was thinking, I hope they don’t see this. I have to go back there next week."

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There's some other fascinating anecdotes in the interview as well.

The entire interview is worth a read, but one story is especially fascinating. In the midst of the Kimono/Skims shapewear flap, Kardashian explains how younger sister Kendall Jenner didn't understand what the fuss was about, because she didn't understand what the name was about. 

"After the fact, Kendall was saying to me, 'But I was so confused by the name Kimono because it’s, like, are you selling kimonos? You’re selling underwear.' And I was like, I just didn’t even put two and two together. I thought, I love the name Kimono."

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She also has some thoughts on so-called "cancel culture" as well.

Kardashian would also like you to know that she believes cancel culture is too much. As someone who (along with West) has been on the receiving end of cultural cancellation, she has some feelings about how we socially process punishment and accountability. 

"I think lately people are just mad a lot in general. The era of cancel culture? It’s not really a real thing. They say it, and it doesn’t happen. I’ve always believed in second chances and not canceling people. It’s really a weird time...I think the Me Too culture goes into the cancel-culture realm, where maybe … Well, I don’t want to speak for people who have been sexually assaulted because I actually don’t know what that’s like. But even just finding love in the workplace … That used to be the only way [people found love]."
The whole interview is really fascinating, and I encourage you to read the whole thing. Kardashian even describes an incident in which she did not get a free Chanel bag from Karl Lagerfeld (the tragedy!!!), so click on over to New York magazine to read the full piece.