Kim Kardashian ‘is blaming herself,’ she ‘realizes that she has lived in a bubble’

FFN_KimK_Givenchy_CHP_100316_52192613

You know how you can tell that Kim Kardashian is truly traumatized? She hasn’t posted anything on social media. She hasn’t offered any on-the-record public statements. She hasn’t left her NYC apartment in days. It seems that Kim has heard some of the criticism and victim-blaming lodged at her too, and she’s taken it to heart. Which is unusual for Kim as well – usually when she’s being attacked, she comes out, strident and unapologetic. After she was the victim of an armed robbery and assault, she’s in agreement with her worst critics: she blames herself for what happened. Sources tell People:

Blaming herself: “Kim’s in shock and blaming herself. She’s tearing herself up that she Snapchatted the ring so much and wore it all the time. This incident is making her question everything. How she dresses, what she does.”

She doesn’t want a replacement ring: “Kanye wants to buy her the ring again but she just says she doesn’t want to think about it. He says he wants everything to go back to normal and for the incident to not affect their lives.”

No plans to work: “Kim is still upset and things are not even close to being back to normal. She has no plans to work in the near future. She just wants to stay home with her kids. She realizes that she has lived in a bubble. She could have never imagined being robbed like this. She is now more worried than ever about protecting the kids. She doesn’t want to let them out of sight.”

Kanye is really mad: “Kanye is still angry. He is not happy with Kris either. He is very much looking for someone to blame. It’s sort of a tense atmosphere.” lowing the robbery, a second source told PEOPLE that the rapper feels “helpless” and is “already talking about getting more security, not only for Kim but for the kids. He’s really spooked by the whole thing, because he knows that they are targets now.”

[From People Magazine]

Damn, now I feel sorry for Kanye too. It’s not his fault either! He believed Kim would be safe in Paris, a city they love and where they have spent so much time. He thought she would be secure in the hotel/apartment building. It must be difficult for him to feel so helpless and yes, I can totally see Kanye lashing out at everyone and everything.

What else? TMZ has a similar story about Kim having a come-to-Jesus moment about her wealth and safety, with a source claiming that Kim has been telling people: “Material things mean nothing. It’s not all about the money. It’s not worth it.” Us Weekly’s sources say that this was a “completely life-changing event for Kim” and there’s an echo of the “she realizes she was living in a bubble” now.

FFN_KImK_Vitali_CHP_092816_52188102

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.

Related stories

You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.

122 Responses to “Kim Kardashian ‘is blaming herself,’ she ‘realizes that she has lived in a bubble’”

Comments are Closed

We close comments on older posts to fight comment spam.

  1. BradyIsBack says:

    In times of trauma, it really does make you re-evaluate your priorities. I definitely feel that something happened because, Kaiser is right, things have been eerily quiet on the KKW front.
    There are so many glaring inconsistencies in the stories, though — it just seems like another shoe is going drop. Maybe, Kim needed a break? Maybe no sponsors agreed to host her upcoming birthday, so she’s disappearing? Maybe she needed to do some cosmetic tweaks out of the public eye?
    I’ll reserve my judgement if her actions speak louder than words. I wouldn’t wish this situation on anyone.

    • manatee says:

      May be she needs a break from her mom’s greedy marketing and her own permanent presence on social media. She is the reincarnation of a glassy human, this is creepy and most of the time I really feel sorry for her priorities. May be she is able to reflect that she is more than this. And she has to spend more money in a better security system because due to her frivolity she really needs it. And for the trauma, this was a situation none will ever be part of it and it will be a long process for the victim to deal with.

    • Bananas says:

      Someone posted that she might be using this as a graceful exit from her celebrity life (rather than fading away). It’s a smart move, if calculated, and even if not.
      I agree that her silence kind of confirms that this whole ordeal just might have been legit. If so, horrible, terrible, traumatizing.

      • nikko says:

        I think Kim has enough money now so she can gracefully exit from the celebrity life. It would be the best thing for her.. If it was me I wouldn’t leave my house for a month or more. It’s scary being robbed w/ a weapon, because you just never know what that person will do to you. People shoot you for nothing nowadays. I hope she can ignore her mom and slowly start living a normal type of life.

    • Deedee says:

      To me, it seems like PTSD. But she does have a knack for disappearing when she needs to. Only, the whole family has sort to have gone quiet, too.

      • Little Darling says:

        I’m sure they’re all scared senseless and are possibly reevaluating their security and their lifestyle vs worth of this happening again. This is a very close family; I’m sure they’re all affected and scared.

    • Josefina says:

      I don’t think this is a hoax. The stunt would be too complex and risky (they could get in real trouble if caught) and they could achieve all these supposed objectives through other means. I do think they are morally capable of it, though. I used to think they were just vapid but ultimately harmless, until I saw the way they sold the shit out of Lamar’s hospitalization. That showed me these people have very low moral standards.

      I do think the story has some inconsistencies, but that can just be gossip tabloids being their usual unrealible selves. I can’t blame that on the K’s.

      For now all we can do is wait and see how this turns out.

    • Cee says:

      I was held at gunpoint twice – at seventeen and at 27. Both times I couldn’t stop crying for days and I would not leave the house besides going to school or to work. My heart would go crazy in my chest. I did not flaunt my parents’ wealth nor was I active in social media – they always know who to target.

      I really do not believe this is a PR stunt like some are saying. I believe this is real and shocking for the whole family, but especially to her, because next time this happenes her children could be the targets too.

      • Neo says:

        Thanks for sharing Cee. I really can’t imagine how awful that must have been. I hope you got the support you needed. Nobody should ever have to go through that.

      • JFresh says:

        Glad you survived– thanks for sharing your perspective. I admit I had been seeing it as a fabricated bit of titillating storytelling– maybe it’s not.

      • Little Darling says:

        I am so sorry to hear that Cee! my car was once robbed right out of my garage and I had two babies at the time and I remember feeling so vulnerable that someone had been so close to my things. I cannot imagine having the power of someone else’s garden on you , I have spoken to people who have been mugged when I lived in NYC and I don’t think that that’s really something you truly truly get over.

      • Lady D says:

        Being exposed to your own vulnerability, especially the first time, is severely traumatic and a nasty shock. I think it takes a long time to get over discovering your own helplessness.

      • LoveIsBlynd says:

        I think there is a difference between randomly targeted persons and the over exposure of all the is KK. I too have family members raped and robed at gunpoint and it is tragic and life changing- often unavoidable in hindsight. I have babies and I took martial arts just to learn the basics of vigilance and empowerment. The world is a complex place and as much as I loathe pure victim blaming I also believe in the hard work it takes to feel protected and responsible.

      • Cee says:

        TY to all for your comments. The first time it happened I was being targeted for kidnapping and I was lucky because that day my mum decided she would drive me to school and she reacted in such a way that could be deemed alarming, but she saved me. I don’t like to dwell on what could have happened. When someone holds so much power over your life that’s when you go into survival mode.

        The second time was a shock because I couldn’t believe this was happening AGAIN, and I was alone, but I was lucky because I reacted so fast and was able to get away.

        Kim’s ordeal was worse because she was alone and completely vulnerable and at their mercy.

        @LiveIsBlynd – this might sound cliche but you never know how you will react when you’re in that situation and I hope you never find yourself in it. I could have taken shooting lessons and carry a gun, or taken defensive driving lessons. I did neither. But I am VERY vigilant to the point of being on guard all the time, and my social media is in lockdown.

      • Somegirl says:

        @littledarling I had a friend who was mugged and beaten. He was supposed to be coming to my place to see us, but right before the attack he texted to say he was tired and going home instead. When he was able to reach me after being released from the hospital, I went to get him immediately. He was out of it for days and really in shock, just stayed with my husband and I and sat/slept on our couch for days. It’s a very traumatic experience and it makes everyone feel helpless 😞

    • Sarah says:

      There is lots of chatter on other blogs (Blind Gossip) that the robbery was completely faked by Kim and the trashy K klan to give them a juicy storyline for KUWTK. And frankly that seems completely credible considering who we are talking about. Look at how much publicity she/they have gotten from it all ready. Think of how sensational the episodes will be, of the possible spin off product placements there could be.

      There is no PTSD here, folks, IMHO. Just more of the same famewhoring that we’ve come to expect from them. One has to admire Pimp Mama Kris’ magic promotional touch.

      • TJwoolman says:

        I agree that the Kardashians, pathological liar Kim especially, have faked things before and are quite capable of such deception. But this really has the ring of truth to it. Even pathological liars sometimes tell the truth.

        I doubt that Kim would risk lying to the police and the insurance company, both of which are investigating. Insurance fraud charges would rightfully scare her. Plus she had other people’s pricey jewelry with her on loan. Plus there is an audio witness pulled into it who alerted her bodyguard and sisters, and the concierge is also involved. And the radio silence from the K Klan is the clincher, you know they never shut up when spinning tales and faking for publicity. Kim may or might not tell the complete truth about the full details, but I think she really was terrorized and traumatized by this.

        I hope she does reconsider her celebrity life and especially how she has pushed her child out into the limelight – that would be the silver lining in a very dark cloud. Who knows? Maybe the shock will also help her become a real mom instead of a dabbler, which would bring real fulfillment to her life rather than the fake semblance of a life with kids that she treats us to in her generic and inconsistent stories pulled off the internet. Sometimes trauma can help make a break with the old life to prepare for the new. Time will tell. Bruno Betelheim said that he like many others thought people don’t really fundamentally change as they get older, but he found out that they did while in a Nazi concentration camp. Trauma can inspire people to make radical changes in their approach to life. So there’s hope for Kim that this will make her stronger and ironically ultimately happier if she gets the help she needs.

        I do think that therapy she will need to deal with the trauma may help her deal with unresolved issues in her life. She has always struck me as not very happy and seething on the inside, most likely with resentment toward her mother who really was abusive and neglectful toward all those kids. They each reacted in different ways, but all were damaged.

  2. Cool Character says:

    So glad she is making a change.

    Long over due.

    It’s sad that some people only change when something bad happens to them.

    Let’s see how long it lasts.

    • Jwoolman says:

      If she gets therapy as she should to deal with the trauma, maybe that will help her in many other ways. She really has never seemed truly happy to me. She’s been exasperating especially with her lying and pushing that child into the cameras, but has never really seemed like a happy camper. I think she was initially traumatized by her abusive and neglectful mother and has never constructively dealt with that. She seems to have a lot of anger inside her.

      • Desi says:

        Jwoolman, from the bits I’ve seen of the Kardashian show it really does seem like the kids do not have a good relationship with Kris. They yell and curse at her and talk about her in a way that is just not normal in a parent-child relationship, even if the kids are adults. And she seems to look at them as products to sell and a way to enjoy the celebrity lifestyle that she couldn’t quite get in her youth. I’ve noticed that the kids darn near have breakdowns whenever they talk about their father. I get the impression that of the two (him and Kris), he was the loving, nurturing parent and they miss having that.

  3. Clare says:

    I know we are supposed to hate these people (or at least mock them), but I feel so desperately sad for both Kim and Kanye.

    Material goods aside, I cannot imagine being tied up and gagged with a gun to my head. It’s so sad that she is being mocked/blamed for this. No one deserves this kind of trauma, regardless of how they got their wealth and how they flaunt it.

    • AmyB says:

      I agree. I am no Kardashian fan, trust me, but no one deserves what happened to her! Trauma usually results in the victim placing blame on themselves, and that is not healthy or fair. Ok, so she maybe shouldn’t be such a presence on social media, flaunting their wealth, but that doesn’t equate to deserving to be tied up, threatened and robbed!! I wish Kim a healthy recovery for this and I hope she does get professional help. Trauma is no laughing matter; it can stay with you for years, if not dealt with.

      • Bridget says:

        No one deserves having a crime committed. But I’m guessing here that a Kim blew off some of her suggested security protocols over the years because it got in the way of photos, or because she felt safe enough in public. It is an IMMENSE burden to know that you didn’t take all reasonable actions to prevent a crime, and I don’t envy Kim that at all.

    • sherry says:

      I have never hated Kim. I have admired the fact she took her father’s advice and figured out a way to make money doing what she loves (being famous). Kim has worked hard for what she has. Before someone states it’s not digging ditches or waitressing or something else, I realize that. But Kim is “on” almost 24/7. It takes work to market yourself and stay relevant and she’s been doing it for years.

      I feel very sorry for Kim. I hope she gets therapy to deal with this traumatic event so she can move forward and live a normal life.

      Having a loaded gun pointed at your head and realizing it could all be over in an millisecond certainly made her reevaluate what’s really important.

    • AngelaH says:

      I am not not a fan of hers. My sister and I have arguments about her but this, I feel awful for her. I hope she gets some help because I cannot imagine it. The trauma of thinking that you are going to be murdered? Being tied up and begging for your life?

      Ugh. I hope she has some decent people around her that I’m not aware of. People that will help support her through this and reassure her that this isn’t her fault.

    • Lahdidahbaby says:

      Exactly how I feel. I think this might be a life-changer for Kim.

      I also think someone should be seriously looking into her bodyguard as possibly involved, because many experts think this was an inside job, and if it’s true that he is in the throes of a financial crisis (as reported by the DM – purportedly in the millions) he should be considered someone with a motive. And the interviews he has given in the past, glorifying himself, also make him very suspect to me. A professional security person should keep the lowest profile possible.

    • Little Darling says:

      Exactly this. Kim Kardashian isn’t some horrifying psychopathic criminal. She’s a celebrity. If that makes you so mad you can’t feel pity when she goes through something traumatic, the problem in this scenario is not Kim’s privilege.

    • Keaton says:

      Exactly how I feel.

  4. Itchyandweird says:

    They laid their hands on her. They roughed her up. They pointed a gun at her. Any one of which could be traumatizing….And then people blame her? I have never watched a single Kardashian show because, ugh, but…..no. Nobody deserves to be treated that way, in their own home, while she’s relaxing in her robe in her bedroom.

    • Whipmyhair48 says:

      It was around 3am I think. She probably was asleep. Can you imagine waking up to that?

      A lot of vicitms blame themselves, it doesn’t mean that it is her fault.

      • TJwoolman says:

        Hindsight is always 20/20. Yes, there are precautions she could have taken that would have made her a much less likely target. But it was also understandable that she felt safe enough to not do those things. Hope she comes to realize she didn’t deserve this, and it was just one of those awful live and learn experiences life tosses at us periodically.

  5. Nicole says:

    not her fault but again safety precautions should be taken. Snapping and posting to twitter “I’m in ____ place” in real time is dangerous. Thieves use that to track people or break in when they know you’re not home

    • Ellie says:

      Yeah, I don’t feel like it’s victim blaming to think, “God this is so awful for her… But also, it couldn’t hurt to be a little less out there all the time with locations and expensive things.” She is literally the most overexposed person on the planet because SHE wanted to be. Some people are being awful, but I guess I’m going to hell too because though I do think it’s the right thing to do to automatically believe a victim, absolutely nothing about this family would surprise me. I’ve been operating on the assumption that everythjng they do and say is completely orchestrated/not as it appears for some time now.

      • Ayra. says:

        Guess we’re going to hell together Ellie. Something obviously happened, but I’m just going to hold off of full blown sympathy until later.. but I do feel for her since that’s a situation no one should be in.

  6. Megan says:

    I am not surprised Kim does not want a replacement ring. It would be a constant reminder of how terrified she was.

    • Jwoolman says:

      I hope Kanye listens to her on this. I agree it would just remind her of the event.

    • Cee says:

      I’m sure everything was insured. When she feels ready she can buy another ring and take the necessary precautions regarding her safety and that of her family.

  7. Lolo86lf says:

    I knew it! She is traumatized and she is going to need therapy to get over this. The robbery wasn’t just a random mugging on the streets of Paris. It was a careful plot executed by professionals with inside help. How was the bodyguard supposed to be watching Kim and her sisters at two different places at the same time?
    I don’t understand how Kim is going to run her business in anonymity. This is the formula:

    Media exposure = fame/relevancy = marketability = income$$$. Upset this formula and her empire will suffer.

  8. OTHER RENEE says:

    I loathe all things Kardashian Jenner but I feel terribly sorry for her. This was a violent crime that could have resulted in even worse injuries. I just don’t understand how they knew she was alone when she’s always photographed with a bodyguard.

    • Jwoolman says:

      They could easily have been watching to see when he left, even if she didn’t announce that she sent him off with her sisters. It would also be obvious she only had one bodyguard with a little surveillance.

      • Bridget says:

        Kim publicized all of her fashion week activities, as did her sisters. All thieves had to do was watch and see what the bodyguard did regularly. Kim is famous for not actually liking to go out all night to clubs, it would be easy to plan around. If I were to guess, there was someone watching at the club as well to keep track of that party’s whereabouts.

    • swak says:

      Think someone posted yesterday and it could be true or not that she posted on one of her social media that she had sent her body guard with Kourtney and Kendall and was all alone. If the thieves had been watching her social media they would have known.

    • MeeMow says:

      Maybe they had been surveiling her and saw the bodyguard leave. Maybe they were tipped off by someone inside that he had left. Maybe they figured even a bodyguard needs to sleep and if they bust in at 2am with 5 armed men they could just overpower him.

      • OTHER RENEE says:

        Backing up a bit… If they were after the jewelry, why not steal it when she’s NOT THERE? They had guns, they could have forced their way inside at any time. Why wait til she’s there? Makes no sense to me.

      • Bridget says:

        Because there would be more security and more people around during the day. It was also the time of day that the front desk staff was the lightest, you’ll have far fewer people coming and going, and in general you’re more likely to come in uninterrupted.

      • Tia says:

        Also, Kim tends to wear her jewellery – if she’s not there, neither is it. Alternatively, if she does leave it, it will be in a safe and they’d need someone with the combination to open it.

      • TJwoolman says:

        Other Renee – with her there, they could also be sure of finding all the jewelry. She wouldn’t be wearing some of it elsewhere and they could frighten her into telling them where it was. I assume this is a standard operating procedure for such gangs of thieves. The fact that she was alone made it especially easy, but if there were several intruders then they might have done it with two people there as well. Kanye may not have been protective for her if he had been there, except they would be tied up and gagged together. I imagine they would have taped Kanye first….

  9. huh says:

    Kourtney posted scripture earlier today. The entire family’s reeling. Let’s hope this marks a change for them.

  10. shannon says:

    I’ll buy it for now, but if this ends up as a storyline for the shoe I’m calling bullsh!t.

    • Tris Farnon says:

      Me too. I buy it for now, and feel sorry for her, but imagine if receipts are dropped on her?! TS would never stop laughing.

  11. Patricia says:

    If it were me all I would have been thinking about when it happened was my poor children who were about to lose their mother. Thank god they didn’t rape and kill her. This is so sad.
    I hope she gets therapy, and I hope she stays home with her sweet little children for as long as she needs and wants. And maybe if the whole family slows down with the social media and need for constant attention there will be hope for Kylie to live some kind of normal life afterall.

  12. Halah says:

    This is the longest I think the Kardashians and Kardashian-adjacents have gone without posting on Snapchat – which compared to how constantly Joyce, Kylie, Kim, Khloe, Kourt etc would post is pretty astonishing.

    I just wonder how much she can really pull back, when her brand/fame is all about letting everyone into her life. It’s not like Beyonce who can stop giving interviews post very little on insta but still be able to make and market her music.

  13. NAT says:

    3, 2, 1…Kim will appear in every single talkshow and will share how this all was traumatising for her…and then all will go back to normal.

    • Tate says:

      Ding, ding, ding!!!

    • Josefina says:

      I’m an awful person, but one of my first reactions to this was “oh, so Kim is getting her own Kardashian spinoff on 2017?”

    • Katerera says:

      Where were her kids? Who goes to fashion week in Paris with husband and leaves kids back home in Us with nannies? Do they ever spend time with them.

      • swak says:

        Kanye wasn’t there at the time. He was in NY doing a concert.

      • BackstageBitchy says:

        @katerera- actually totally normal people do. PFW is a massive generator of work, industry and commerce. There are lots and lots of people in art, fashion, film, culture, design, journalism, Photography, etc who have to go to PFW for work.
        I think Kim is a hands-off mom who outsources most of the “work” of mother hood, but I just had to quibble with this one thing. Paris Fashion Week is made out to be this playground of the rich and famous, but lots of people are there to work. And it’s a LOT of work, like 16 hour days. Many working moms leave their kids st home for the duration instead of upsetting their routines to drag them to Paris where they’d be stuck with a babysitter anyway…

    • Beatrice says:

      Totally agree. People are talking about them more than ever because they are off social media. When the buzz stops, they’ll surface with a vengeance.

      • caitlinK says:

        Yes, Kim will be back in overdrive in little time. She’s too much of a narcissist to survive w/out attention. Even the current stories of her terror and “self blame” are just giving her more attention than usual.

  14. jen says:

    Kim did not ask for or deserve to what happened to her. AND, before and now, she should be ashamed of herself for even having and wearing a ring that is worth millions when there are good people, much better human beings than her, who have nothing, The fact that there is even an option of there being enough money to replace the ring is even more despicable and obscene…………………………….

  15. Rebecca says:

    With all these magazines following everything she and her family do will it really matter if she doesn’t post her new jewelry? The second she wears wears something new the media is going to see how much it’s worth, write a story about it and we’ll all know everything again. I’m so curious to see how things play out for them now.

  16. Nancy says:

    What happened to Kim is awful and I’m glad all she lost was possessions. However, when the new season of her reality shows starts, this incident will be prevalent. Like the old days….on a very special episode of KUWTK. If she truly has seen the results of what airing her life online, on air and everywhere, she would pull the plug on the show. She truly learned what overexposure can result in. She is a victim, yes…..but now she can wise up and live her life more privately.

  17. Kimma says:

    Maybe now instead of her own material wealth, she can start using her powers for good things now just for herself and her fame..

  18. Alexis says:

    Typical Americans to think Paris is still “a city of love.” Since the attacks last year Paris has gone downhill, and nobody should feel safe in major European cities right now, let alone flash around a ring worth millions of dollars.

    • Kimble says:

      We lived there 1999-2001 and the city wasn’t safe then. I personally saw more violence and crime in those two years that the rest of my 54 years in major European cities and now the USA.

    • sunny says:

      No, sadly it’s now a third world nightmare. Lots of videos online that show this. Europe is basically over. So sad.

  19. Red32 says:

    I don’t know about blaming, but she does need more awareness of Internet safety, if only for her children. I know people think it’s cute to post their kids’ images and full names publicly and “check in” everywhere, but use some common sense.

    • FingerBinger says:

      Internet safety is something you have to tell a teenager. You’d think Kardashian is old enough to know better.

  20. radio active says:

    I remember that there was an episode in which everyone was telling Kylie not to post where she is all the time because things can happen. I think Kourtney pulled a prank to teach her a lesson. My thing is that, I think they know the dangers of announcing every move they make and if they are alone, and I don’t think Kim deserved what happened to her, but she has to get that there are indeed bad people in the world and perhaps not announcing every little thing about her whereabouts would be beneficial for her and her family.

  21. HeyThere! says:

    It’s odd how many people in my family and circle of friends are talking about this. We don’t just sit around and talk pop culture either. I have and will say again, I like the kardashian bunch. Don’t buy their stuff but occasionally watch their shows on DVR(I think they are actually a really close and funny family). Nobody deserves the crap Kim is getting over this. It’s unreal. I hope she had her babies near her right now, and that she gets professional help on how to overcome this trama. What she went through was no joke. I’m sure she is having a hard time feeling safe even if they have a zillion more security measures taken. I would seriously have that body guard sleeping on a seperate bed next to my bed at this point-if I were her. i mean, what if North had been in Paris with her?? What if she hadn’t snapped North and North just got there from the States?! My point is, this could have been a million times worse. The truth is, we know a lot of what she does but we never know 100%. I’m just so thankful her babies weren’t in that apartment!!!!

  22. QueenEllisabet says:

    I still think it’s a giant stunt

    • Snowflake says:

      Me too

    • Sarah says:

      There is lots of chatter on other blogs (Blind Gossip) that the robbery was completely faked by Kim and the trashy K klan to give them a juicy storyline for KUWTK. And frankly that seems completely credible considering who we are talking about. Look at how much publicity she/they have gotten from it all ready. Think of how sensational the episodes will be, of the possible spin off product placements there could be.

      There is no PTSD here, folks, IMHO. Just more of the same famewhoring that we’ve come to expect from them. One has to admire Pimp Mama Kris’ magic promotional touch.

  23. Sansa says:

    If this event changes her priorities it’s a blessing in disguise. But imagine how many thousands of times you go over and over it…that’s going to take time to fade.

  24. laur says:

    I said before that I hope she doesn’t use this for a storyline, and i really hope this silence isn’t the precursor to that. I hope the silence is a sign that she’s enjoying being with her loved ones and spending time with them after a traumatic incident.

    I do understand the commenters who say she should’ve been more careful – we all know not to post “hey I’m going on holiday” posts just in case – but at the same time you wouldn’t think in your wildest dreams that something like that would happen to you. Sadly I think the world we live in means we have to take a slightly pessimistic attitude to these things, try to imagine the worst and plan to minimise risk. It’s sad because as usual, it’s a small minority who would think the way that these robbers did, but that’s the society we live in.

    • swak says:

      I taught high school and saw a lot of the attitude “it can’t happen to me” and then tragedy struck. While I’m an optimist at heart, I still have enough of the attitude of “yes, it can happen to me” in me to be cautious. I think more so today with all the social media and ease at which people can see what is going on in your life that you have to be more careful on what you post and say to others.

  25. Eric says:

    What “work” is Kim referring to?

  26. Amanduh says:

    …yikes, just a reminder to never f*ck with Taylor Swift. Girl don’t play!!!!! lol

    I kid, I kid. But imagine?!

    Now Rhianna hates her too…is this the fall of Kimmy K as we know it?!

    • KiddVicious says:

      OMG! I never thought of that angle. Swift revenge!

    • Halah says:

      This is bleak but I needed a laugh. Imagine Taylor showing up at the next award show with a giant diamond pendant around her neck…

      • Amanduh says:

        …in a balaclava, lol.

        I know, so dark and I’m half-kidding as I said on the Kanye thread. Just coincidental that all these awful things -terrible fashion shows, robbery, the Rhianna hate…it’s like she put a hex on them after they “took her down”, lol.

      • Lolo86lf says:

        At first I thought it had been Lindsey Lohan who masterminded the robbery but then I learned that the poor dear had a boating accident so I realized it wasn’t her.

    • OTHER RENEE says:

      Remember when Nancy Kerrigan got whacked in the knee? I turned to my then husband and said, ” Wouldn’t it be bizarre if somehow Tonya Harding were involved?” Of course that turned out to be the case. Not saying that’s true here of course. Especially since the amount of publicity and sympathy being generated. Just saying…

  27. DIrty Martini says:

    No she doesn’t “deserve” to be a victim of a crime. No one does (unless — arguably – it’s a retaliation. But that’s an interesting and irrelevant philosophy for this post).

    But she did contribute to creating an environment that was conducive to being a victim of one. I repeat — she didn’t deserve it. Yet she also engaged in knowingly risky behavior and given she had cautioned Kylie of same…yes I’ll say it, She feels guilty because she knew better and she did it anyway.

    If she’s rethinking the future activities — that’s a good thing, Because all the over the top, obnoxious, in your face flaunting of wealth is ugly, is dangerous and is low class.

    I’ve met and interacted with several billionaires via work. (Not entertainment related but business titans.) Names you’d recognize.

    None flaunted their wealth in the face of others in a way that scratched the surface of this bimbette. Sheer stupidity contributed to this happening to her.

    • Harryg says:

      Completely agree with you. And, she will milk this for a whole year at least.

    • ShoeAddict says:

      I agree DIrty Martini. If you are going to flaunt your wealth and baubles around the world, expose your locations and literally tell the enitre world where, what and when you are doing this, that and the other, you have made your self a target. As Mr. Largerfeld said, she brought this on herself. I own some wonderful pieces of jewelry, not in her neighborhood of worth, but when I travel, I only take cosmetic jewelry. You never know who is watching you! It only takes minutes for someone to threaten your life on the street for your purse. People are killed everyday for less than $20.

  28. kibbles says:

    This could really make or break their relationship. Kanye needs to understand that things have changed, Kim will likely change from this incident. I hope she chooses to change for the better and for the sake of her children. She doesn’t seem like a bad person – most reports have said she’s always been friendly and professional – but she is sheltered, spoiled, materialistic. Her priorities have been out of whack no doubt because of her fame and money hungry mother.

    When bad things happen it can really put things into perspective and make us value what is important – life, health, family – not some replaceable ring that could have cost Kim her life. If Kanye doesn’t understand that then he might not be able to figure out what Kim needs now which is likely some time off to spend with her children and therapy, not more expensive jewelry.

  29. Snowflake says:

    What a load of crap! She is so superficial, a little robbery is not going to change her. More concerned than ever about the kids ? Hahaha. So concerned she let, was it north or saint, fly on a plane without them, just the nanny! Stayinng out of the public to build suspense. Remember she did that before

    • Michelina says:

      A little robbery? ….Really? Ever had a gun held to your head? I don’t blame anyone for having personal opinions and being skeptical, but if the story is actually true, referring to a person believing they will be raped and/or murdered and having a gun held to their head and being tied up is NOT “a little robbery.” Your comment is also really insulting to people who have had the experience of being robbed/raped, or even simply held at gunpoint. Some of you need to chill with your vitriol. Anonymity on the Internet should really not be turning into “she should die! she deserved it! Get over it, it was only a little robbery she didn’t even get hurt” and whatever other uninhibited horrible thoughts people are finding necessary to let fly freely. You sound like a monster. You do not even know this woman but just because she’s a celebrity and has a history of being a liar does not mean that she deserves awful things to happen to her. She is a human being. Do you really need people to point that out to you?

      • sunny says:

        Wow is it Sunday? Because that’s a really preachy sermon. Come on. Simmer down, you’ve proved your moral superiority ok?

      • Michelina says:

        I mean, if not being a scumbag makes me preachy I’ll take it. Whatever floats your boat “sunny.” You may be unaware, but I’m just as free to be preachy as you and snowflake are to be scumbags. Funny how that works, right?

      • Otaku Fairy says:

        I don’t really think Snowflake is a scumbag for thinking this event won’t drastically change how Kim lives her life (although I do disagree that being threatened with a gun and being tied up is ‘just a little robbery, and I don’t believe that what happened is a fake PR stunt either), but I do agree with you gently explaining to little Sunny here that the right he and the people he agrees with have to put their opinions out there doesn’t cancel out our right to respond with our opinions. When he gets criticism for his beliefs, he’ll either turn it into a chance to bring up how unfair he thinks people are to the republicans, play the tumblr card, whine about not being allowed to think what he wants, or pat himself on the back about being a logical revolutionary boldly speaking #facts and #thetruth. The Milo Yiannopolis/Paul Elam/Phyllis Schlaffy crowd has a hard time with all of this.

  30. j says:

    it’s the most violent incident, but not the first. doesn’t anybody remember the bling ring who followed star’s social media/entertainment reporting to figure out who wasn’t in town and then break into their homes? social media is the public, anonymous, free 21st century way to case someone.

  31. Donna says:

    Omg, I can’t even believe people are still saying it’s a hoax or that it’s a stunt so she can heal from plastic surgery! ffs! She is obviously seriously traumatized, have a heart here!

    • Blynk says:

      ^^^^ This x’s 1000!!! FFS is right. People are frickin heartless.

      Hoax my Arse this was real. Leave the woman and her family (Kanye & kids) alone.

      Also do not believe for a moment her main body guard was in on this at all. His name should not be sh*t on, and immediately the only thing KK made clear was that he was not losing his job.

      People, I’m not preaching. Just saying!

      • Sarah says:

        Because the Kardashians’ have never done anything just for publicity, right!

        Sarcasm intended. The “robbery” was as fake as her most recent nose.

  32. annaloo. says:

    Sorry to ask this question again, but now I wonder if it was an inside job: how did the thieves know that she was without a bodyguard again? Did she say that on Snapchat? Could the concierge have been in on it? I feel like I’ve missed some details.. can anyone tell me how they knew she was without security?

    • swak says:

      She sent her bodyguard with Kourtney and Kendall to the club. Someone yesterday on a different story said she had tweeted, snapchatted or something that night that she was alone – if that is true.

    • Marlene says:

      Consider this…

      She was there for the biannual Paris Fashion Week, which she regularly attends. She was in the private VIP apartment-y hotel place she usually stays in when in Paris. She let her presence be known to the paparazzi (and thereby everybody else) instead of coming and going via one of the less public entrances. She posted pictures and videos on SM of herself alone in the apartment, and details about her personal bodyguard.

      -> This was not random! They knew -where- she was going to be and -when- she was going to be there. They had plenty of time to research the place, plan escape routes, blah blah blah, and maybe even plant an insider.

      Kim’s posts on SM just made things even easier for them. They knew she had jewellery, they knew what her bodyguard looked like, and they may even have seen him leave the place.

      Like I said in a different thread, all these things combined were not the safest or wisest choice. Unfortunately Kim didn’t realise that before somebody else did. This was a professional gang and not some small time crooks. Even if her bodyguard had been there, I’m not sure the outcome would have been different. There were five of them and only one of him, and I imagine they had a plan B for how to get past him. Insider or not, this job was planned a long time before Kim even set foot in Paris.

  33. popup says:

    The most surprising aspect of this story has been the fact that she and her sisters shared ONE bodyguard among them. WHAT. She’ll probably have to ask her snake nemesis Taylor Swift for security advice now.

  34. Michelina says:

    I fully understand people who are skeptical about this being true or not. Personally, I am giving her the benefit of the doubt on this one. Above all, I don’t believe Kanye would go along with this kind of publicity stunt. I mean, he won’t even appear on her show because he doesn’t want to lose his credibility as a rapper by becoming a reality TV star. He respects that Kim earns her own money, but he doesn’t want to be associated with this aspect of her business. If they get caught making this up, they are officially done. If Kanye is associated, he’s done too. I do not believe that is something he would be willing to do.

    I have to say, the majority of the comments I’ve read online who are really sympathizing/empathizing with Kim are either people who’ve been robbed/attacked themselves, or those who know someone who has been robbed/attacked. It is boggling my mind how many people are trying to downplay it because she wasn’t harmed, and even more so, the amount of people who are wishing that worse happened to her. I can only assume that for people who are going there, the idea of someone being robbed is simply unimaginable to them and they’re so far removed from the issue that they can only take it lightly.

    I’m torn between feeling like comments insinuating that she earned this by flaunting her wealth are accurate, but also a little too close to “she got herself raped by dressing that way… she was asking for it.” I’m personally of the school of thought that no one has any right to tell another person how to spend their money. I know women who buy Chanel and Louis Vuitton bags, and I know other women who judge them so harshly for it. In my book, people should be entitled to spend their money however they please. If Kim wants to wear a 20 ct rock on her finger, why doesn’t she have that right? Just because I wouldn’t do it doesn’t mean she shouldn’t. The idea that people shouldn’t be able to do what they want simply because there are thieves out there doesn’t sit well with me. But at the same time, I do get it and they’re not wrong.

    I know there will be people who disagree with me, but I’m willing to bet that Kim is feeling betrayed by her fame at the moment. For every 10 of us who don’t want to know what she’s doing every moment of the day, there are hundreds who do. The very thing that has given her her career has totally turned on her and blown up in her face. It’ll be interesting to see where she goes from here because if she pulls back, she’s going to lose a lot. Her career is completely based on the fact that her life is an open book.

    • swak says:

      She has every right to wear and put on social media what she wants. But she also needs to realize (as does ANYONE) that she is making herself more vulnerable (this does not mean she deserved it) to these attacks.

      • Anastasia says:

        Thank you for saying so well what I was struggling to say, swak. I’m just a regular person, and I don’t say anything on Facebook or Twitter about going out of town until AFTER I’m back. THEN I share pictures.

        I just always assumed with all the personal security risks she took that she had AMAZING security details. I was wrong.

    • Otaku Fairy says:

      Agreed, Michelina. It feels more like good advice than victim-blaming to warn people about revealing your exact whereabouts online. But I don’t agree with the people who are basically saying ‘Well shame on this shallow person for being so shallow and owning and showing the extravagant things she owns when there are poor/hungry people on this planet in the first place!” That’s the only part (here anyway) that seems like victim-blaming. (That, and whoever called it ‘karma’ on another post).

  35. ashley says:

    I’ve felt violated when my bike was stolen from my building’s parking lot in the middle of the night, without my knowledge or facing any kind of imminent threat. So I can’t even comprehend this sort of ordeal.

  36. Apples says:

    She should stop blaming herself. It’s the fault of the people who’ve committed the crime not her.

    Also, I would look a bit deeper into who this Pascal guy is and whether he has anything to do with what happened… If those criminals were tipped off her bodyguards are one of the people who knew where she keeps her jewelry and when she is alone. I say – look around the people closest to her…

  37. detritus says:

    Don’t let them win!

    Kimmykins, I’m sorry. You shouldn’t have to live your life the way everyone wants you to, you should be able to do you, without the threat of violence and threat.

    Karl K can show and talk about how he has more than one ipad, and multiple nurses for his cat, show off his ridiculous wealth in so many ways. That’s cool though and not ostentatious. Because he’s just a jerk and doesn’t show his butt.

    I truly wonder if it still would be considered ‘ not victim blaming’ if she had faced sexual assault. Or if it still would be her fault because of her social media use and conspicuous consumption? Inquiring minds on the sanctimony brigade would like to know.

    • Otaku Fairy says:

      If she had been sexually assaulted and robbed, the comments about conspicuous consumption would probably still be there and the commentary (not talking about most of the regular commenters here of course, just the ones who think they’re being radical and challenging the status quo for being part of the anti-PC-brigade, and people on other sites) would definitely go in an obvious, victim-blaming direction. Even when she did that nude selfie a while back people tried to blame her for girls being trafficked. The conspicuous consumption-type comments would be more out of place in a rape case, (and not to mention that it’s an example of objectification) not only because it’s an argument that requires someone to pretend that rape is more like just plain old ‘theft of property’ than an act of violence and a violation of someone’s basic rights, usually connected to inequality in some way, but because whether or not someone will get raped has nothing to do with fancy jewelry. I’m not even sure though that Kim’s not flaunting her jewelry on social media would have prevented this crime, since everyone can already assume that a rich celebrity will have valuable things you can steal and since people are saying this is a problem in France right now anyway.

  38. Nimbolicious says:

    Trust in God, but tie your camel……

    Even though I can’t stand that whole money-grubbing, fame-whoring clan, there’s no justification for violent crime. However, such 24/7 parading around of one’s excessive wealth is going to invite unwanted attention at some point. It seems that common sense would dictate discretion at least some of the time. Then again, “Kardashian” and “discretion” together in the same sentence…..

    Never mind.

    • LoveIsBlynd says:

      Social media is a surveillance camera for the ill intended. It’s not like walking down the street in your “safe” neighborhood when it’s on the world wide web 24/7 – there is an whole new strata to “tying up your camel” and I believe the Kardashian experiment failed.

  39. Tracy says:

    Just read KUWTK on indefinite hold. Called it days ago. This family will not recover from this. she will always be afraid for her kids.

  40. Twinkle says:

    A leopard doesn’t change its spots. She’ll be back to her superficial ways in a little time. In the meantime, I’m going to enjoy this Kardashian-free respite.