Early Monday morning, October 3rd, news broke that Kanye West stopped in the middle of his Meadows Festival set due to a family emergency. Of course, everyone went wild with this news, stirring up any possible scenario that could’ve happened. Not long after, news broke that Kim Kardashian had been robbed at gunpoint in Paris, with millions of dollars in belongs stolen.Even before we had details of this horrifying experience, many were already joking over the incident. There were people saying this was a publicity stunt and the theory of “how could she not expect this when she wears that much money on her.” There were also tweets saying she should’ve just been killed and even making it, disgustingly, a race thing.
You don't have to like her. Not everyone does and that's fine, it's not their thing. But to wish she would've been killed, victim blame or say it was a publicity stunt is disgusting. The Kardashians/Jenners/Wests may be used to this sort of thing, but that doesn't mean they deserve it. They're still human. Violence is something no one should expect, no matter if you're a high profile celebrity or not. Chrissy Teigen, model and friend of the family, tweeted in support of her and about how celebrities deal with things too.
Please do not think that I think celebrities are special snowflakes. I just miss empathy, in general, for everyone.
Yes, they have money and jewelry and clothes and houses. Many are jealous of them because of how they rose to prominence too. Regardless of their history and what they have, to joke about terrible things really shows just what society has turned into. I don't understand how we're willing to make fun of an armed robbery. If we're willing to joke about violence and killing, what else are we willing to do?