Costume mocking robbery of Kim Kardashian ignites online outrage
The costume, which appears to have pulled from an online site, retailed for $69.99 and included a gag, short robe, rope and ring.
The armed robbery in which Kim Kardashian was bound and gagged earlier this month has inspired a short-lived Halloween costume the website selling it called “Parisian Heist Robbery Victim.”
Costumeish.com, which appears to have pulled the costume Tuesday afternoon after it was blasted by online users for being “misogynistic” ‘and “deplorable,” was selling it for $69.99 and described it as follows:
“This Halloween it's all about the #Hallomeme and who better than America's goddess of all things glamorous … She has devoted her life to promoting American decadence, youth, and hedonism but all that flashy living caught up with her one night in Paris when armed men bound her, stole her jewelry and her peace of mind. This Halloween have some fun with pop culture and dress just like the Queen of Social media with our sensational ‘Parisian Heist Robbery Victim Costume’ Costume.”
According to the site, the costume featured a short white “sexy” robe, long black wig, sunglasses, a fake gag, two feet of rope and a “$4 Million Dollar Ring” — with an asterisk that said the ring is “made of plastic and not worth $4 million dollars.”
Kardashian was bound and gagged in a Paris apartment on Monday, Oct. 3 by armed robbers who stole jewelry worth more than $5 million, police said, adding that the robbers had fled on bicycles.
Khloe Kardashian said Tuesday on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” that her sister is “not doing that well. I mean, it's incredibly traumatic what happened to her, but our family is super close and great and we'll get through it together, and we do appreciate all of your guys' love and support and it will take time."