Victim Blaming Kim Kardashian For Being Robbed Is Incredibly Problematic

October 4, 2016 7:26 PM

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Victim Blaming Kim Kardashian For Being Robbed Is Incredibly Problematic

After it was reported that Kim Kardashian was robbed at gunpoint in Paris, it seemed like everyone had an opinion on the matter. This included Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld, who gave his take on Kardashian's robbery at Paris Fashion Week shortly after he shared the message, ”Dearest Kim, we are all with you." The designer explained to reporters that "you cannot display your wealth and then be surprised that some people want to share it with you.” He then continued by questioning why Kardashian was in a hotel with no security. "If you are that famous and you put all your jewelry on [social media]," he said. "You go to hotels where nobody can come near the room.” Sadly, he isn't the only person who insinuated this robbery was somehow Kardashian's fault. Somehow, the reality star isn't being seen as the victim of a crime, but part of the problem. And that attitude, in itself, is a problem.

Think Progress came up with a guide to all the ways Kardashian was being blamed for the robbery by the media, which included The New York Times detailing the lavish alcohol-filled party she attended, despite the fact that Kardashian doesn't drink. The Hollywood Reporter featured quotes from people a...

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