By now, you have likely heard about Kim Kardashian being robbed at gunpoint in her hotel room in Paris. The celebrity was bound and gagged while the thieves stole over $10 million of Kim’s jewelry. Did the reality star’s over-sharing on social media make her a vulnerable target? Will the robbery change the way the social media queen shares information with the public?
Kim Kardashian was staying at l’Hotel de Pourtales, a luxury apartment block, while in the city for Paris Fashion Week. It wasn’t long before everyone knew where the reality star was staying because Kim shared Snapchats and Instagram photos of the extravagant digs with her fans.
Hours before the robbery, Kim was FaceTiming with her brother, Rob Kardashian, and Blac Chyna at their baby shower back in Los Angeles.
Kim has previously stayed at l’Hotel de Pourtales with her famous family. The luxury apartment has been featured in multiple episodes of Keeping Up with the Kardashians.
Kim and Kanye prepared for their glamorous 2014 wedding in Paris at l’Hotel de Pourtales.
It was not difficult to piece together from the shots that Kim shared on social media where she had been staying while in Paris. The men who robbed Kim Kardashian knew where she would be and when she would be alone.
The thieves got into l’Hotel de Pourtales, which can cost up to $30,000 a week to stay in, by posing as police officers, according to a report by Cosmopolitan.
The locals refer to the luxury location as “No Address France” because it is so exclusive. In fact, l’Hotel de Pourtales even requires a log-in to view their website. Unfortunately, that just wasn’t enough to protect Kim Kardashian from being targeted for the robbery.
Kim Kardashian’s ex-bodyguard told the Daily Mail that he was not surprised that the reality star was robbed and that she should really consider withdrawing from social media.
Steve Stanulis, 42, said that he had previously warned the celebrity to share less information on social media and stop flaunting her riches.
The former bodyguard appeared on Good Morning Britain to comment on the situation. He believes that the star was most likely targeted by someone with access to her.
“As the facts keep coming out and the more stuff unwinds, 100 per cent it’s an inside job.”
Stanulis also bashed Kim Kardashian’s current security team, including her head of security, Pascal Duvier, for leaving the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star unattended.
The former NYPD officer continued to say how Kim had practically made herself a target.
“They went to an exclusive place, with exclusive entrances, they knew exactly where to go, where to find the jewellery.
“Security was out with the sisters and Kim had been showing all the jewellery on Snapchat. It’s a perfect storm to get robbed.”
Kim had been sharing videos from the apartment all week.
“If you have a multi-million dollar ring and you’re sporting it on Snapchat, how much does it cost to get an off-duty or retired police officer, who is trained and you could have prevented this from happening.
“As a former police officer, it would have taken me two minutes to realise those guys were not real police officers.’
“‘The stones on her fingers are worth maybe $10m and they try and save on their security,’ he told DailyMail.com.
“‘For $300 a day they could have a fully trained former police officer with them. That is peanuts to people with their kind of wealth.'”
Will the robbery change the amount of information that Kim chooses to share online? Will the incident have any impact on the way other celebrities share information on social media?
The social media maven is one of the most followed celebrities on Instagram and Twitter. She shares pictures, videos, and Snapchats with her fans every day.
Giving her fans a peek into the glamorous life of Kim Kardashian is how the reality star stays relevant. Kardashian’s social status has allowed her to turn herself from an E! reality star to a worldwide mogul. Can she really stop sharing?
Did flaunting her diamonds and flashing her extravagant lifestyle with the public make Kim an easier target to be robbed? Let us know what you think in the comment section below.
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