Kim Kardashian West was robbed at gun point on Sunday in Paris — but instead of sending her well-wishes, many fans mocked the incident on Twitter and claimed it was some sort of “publicity stunt.”
Terrible news! It seems Kim Kardashian was tied up, held at gunpoint and robbed. Unfortunately, she's alive and well.
— Glenn Davis (@GlennD71) October 3, 2016
@KimKardashian held at gunpoint is this real or publicity stunt you never can tell these days.
— Darren-John Northall (@DAZrazzle85) October 3, 2016
She was in Paris staying at a private residence when the burglary took place. The culprits are still at large. A spokesperson said the reality TV star is “badly shaken but physically unharmed.”
The men were dressed as police officers and wore ski masks, according to Reuters. A Paris police official told the AP that five assailants put a gun to Kardashian West’s temple and stole a jewelry box containing valuables worth between $5.6 and $6.7 million, as well as a ring worth about $4.5 million.
While many made light of the situation, some fans rushed to the defense of the reality star. Celebs like Chrissy Teigen, James Corden, Piers Morgan and Leona Lewis also expressed their concern, with Teigen (who is friends with Kardashian) also responding to various trolls in a series of tweets.
Love that Kim Kardashian got robbed and people are blaming her for sharing her location on social media & for carrying that $ amount on her.
— Enforcer PamAnderson (@JaimsVanDerBeek) October 3, 2016
people makin jokes about kim kardashian bein robbed AT GUNPOINT are the worst like yee im not a fan but shes a wife, a mother and a daughter
— fogman (@trillestdad420) October 3, 2016
See other reactions to the robbery below.
Kim Kardashian robbed at gunpoint:
Just another publicity stunt by a publicity whore. #sus
— Alisha K. Berry (@AlishaBerry_) October 3, 2016
did kim kardashian really get robbed at gun point, or is this just another Ryan lochte sandal
— jessie (@Jessica_Carrx93) October 3, 2016
not really buying this 'kim kardashian was robbed of $10 MM in jewelry at gunpoint' story. smells of insurance fraud / publicity stunt…
— Tom Quinn (@MQuinnton) October 3, 2016
Honestly, "found bound and gagged" sounds like a typical Monday for Kim Kardashian, no?
— #Evil™ (@Evil_2e) October 3, 2016
Kim Kardashian probably set up this gun point story. These people will do anything for ratings and money
— Bea Samuel (@BEAYAHUS) October 3, 2016
If Kim cried for losing an earring in the ocean I can't even imagine how she feels right now. Ily @KimKardashian
— Briana Marie (@lovebriana5) October 3, 2016
This kim kardashian story is the darkest thing ever. 1000% chance she made it up
— Dante (@chief_salvaggio) October 3, 2016
Somewhere a movie deal is being struck about this Kim Kardashian robbery. Holla at me Hollywood if you need a writer.
— Paul Hennessy Show (@We_Are_SSD) October 3, 2016
When they reported that Kim Kardashian got robbed and forced into a closet in Paris, my first reaction was "publicity stunt". #CynicsUnite
— Joe Williams (@loganeast) October 3, 2016
I know Kim is fucked up rn pic.twitter.com/79SsM6A2ks
— Mz.Minkz (@KimKardashianWo) October 3, 2016
I'm not surprised Kim Kardashian got robbed, I am surprised it took this long for someone to do it
— Zac Richardson (@zrichardsonn) October 3, 2016