Kim Kardashian NOT To Blame For Paris Robbery (COMMENTARY)
Kim Kardashian should NOT be blamed for getting robbed in Paris, despite that insinuation being made in People magazine’s interview with a security expert who contends that the reality star made herself a target. Gossip Cop, however, disagrees with blaming the victim of a crime.
As Gossip Cop reported, Kardashian was held at gunpoint in her Paris apartment early Monday morning by five masked men who tied her up and stole more than $10 million worth of jewelry. She was physically unharmed during the frightening ordeal, but her rep told us she was left “badly shaken.”
Shortly after the incident, People interviewed a managing partner of an international security consulting firm to weigh in. The man argued that Kardashian’s “tendency to document everything from her whereabouts to her expensive jewelry on social media made her a target for robbery.” He told the magazine, “Obviously she can’t be low-profile where she’s staying if she’s advertising what she’s doing and advertising her wealth.”
The security expert went on to say Kardashian was “increasing the chances of a possible attack” by sharing her personal life on social media, adding, “It wasn’t something, like, they were just walking down the street and said, ‘Oh, I heard that Kardashian was here. Let’s just go in and rob her.’ This was an organized attacked based on known information.” The man even goes as far as to say the reality star was “soliciting” such an incident, then adds, “If you really are concerned about your personal security then you’ve really got to make it as difficult as possible for people to hone in on you as a possible target.”
But whether or not one agrees with a person’s decision to document their life and show off their wealth on social media, it still doesn’t mean Kardashian should be blamed for a crime committed against her. In fact, as Gossip Cop reported, Kardashian feared she’d be raped by the robbers. People magazine’s article is essentially blaming the reality star for what happened to her, instead of focusing on the five armed criminals who broke into Kardashian’s hotel room and bound and gagged her in a bathroom as they took her valuables.
The outlet also chooses to focus on the hypothetical mistakes made by the reality star, and then faults her for not having extra security because she’s a celebrity. But just because Kardashian shared on social media that she was in France and in possession of jewelry, does not justify an attack by assailants. Simply put, Kardashian is not to blame for what happened to her, and the insinuation otherwise is just wrong.