The Kim Kardashian robbery Halloween costume that made headlines Tuesday afternoon has been pulled from the company’s website, according to TMZ.
Social media participants are not typically quick to defend the reality TV maven, but when a Kim Kardashian robbery Halloween costume popped up on a costume website Monday, the internet at large went into an uproar.
— Darren Kavinoky (@DarrenKavinoky) October 12, 2016
— Capital (@CapitalOfficial) October 11, 2016
I think the @KimKardashian Halloween costume crosses the line. Regardless of your opinion of her, what she went through isn’t a joke.
— Lindsey Sa (@LindseyMSa) October 11, 2016
According to TMZ, that costume now has been removed from the Costumeish website. TMZ contacted the owner of the site, Johnathon Weeks, who said that the company is responsive to the wishes of the public.
“The backlash was so severe by Tuesday afternoon, it became clear the Parisian Robbery Victim costume wasn’t gonna fly. It’s been yanked from his website.”
According to TMZ, this isn’t the first time that Weeks’ website has sold edgy Halloween costumes, but the Kim Kardashian robbery costume is the first that Weeks has ever pulled from the site.
“Weeks says this is the first time they’ve removed a costume from their online store — and there have been plenty of borderline tasteless options in the past, including Cecil the Lion and crack-smoking mayor Rob Ford.”
Turns out, the public doesn’t want to see others dressed up as the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star, bound and gagged, in an effort to poke fun at the traumatic robbery Kim Kardashian recently suffered through.
On Oct. 3, the 35-year-old wife of Kanye West was reportedly sleeping in a Paris apartment after attending shows at Paris Fashion Week when she was ripped from her bed, bound, gagged, and thrown into the nearby bathtub. Throughout the entire ordeal, masked men held a gun to her head, and Kardashian feared that she would be sexually assaulted or killed.
In the end, the jewelry robbers made away with more than $10 million in jewels — including a $4.5 million ring from her husband Kanye — but left Kim Kardashian physically unharmed. Recovering from the heist has been a different matter though, and Kim’s sister Khloe Kardashian said today on Ellen that Kim is “not doing that well.”
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) October 11, 2016
In the week since the robbery, Kim Kardashian has been holed up in a New York City apartment and her Bel Air mansion, surrounded by loads of security. The social media maven has opted not to post to Twitter or Instagram, and has not made a public statement about the events of the evening.
— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) October 11, 2016
That Kim Kardashian ‘gagged at gun point’ Halloween costume is actually sick. Some extremely twisted people out there.
— Olivia Barraclough (@liv_barraclough) October 11, 2016
According to what Johnathon Weeks told TMZ, six people purchased the Kim Kardashian robbery Halloween costume while it was live on the site today. TMZ reported that Weeks has vowed to return the $69.99 fee to all who had purchased the costume.
What do you think of the Kim Kardashian robbery Halloween costume that has now been pulled from the costume website? Do you think the costume was in poor taste? Why or why not?
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