Kim Kardashian was robbed at gunpoint and left tied up in a bathroom early Monday morning at a private residence in Paris. The violent crime was perpetrated by masked men dressed as police officers, who made off with more than $10 million worth of jewelry.
It’s pretty clear that the crime isn’t some kind of hoax: Police in Paris are on the scene and searching for the assailants, and a “terrified” Kardashian immediately returned to New York City to be with her husband and family, where she is currently being protected by a team of 15 to 20 bodyguards. Yet, despite all of this, skeptics have taken to social media to express their doubts about the crime. Here are some of the ridiculous theories floating around.
• Kim staged it for publicity.
Wouldn't surprise me if Kim Kardashian paid someone to rob her as a publicity stunt 😂😂😂😂— Matthew Ivory (@MatthewIvory) October 3, 2016
And on another subject of twats... I don't believe this Kim Kardashian crap for one second. Publicity stunt.— Gregory Gaige (@GregoryGaige) October 3, 2016
This kim kardashian story is the darkest thing ever. 1000% chance she made it up— Dante (@chief_salvaggio) October 3, 2016
Wouldn't be surprised if this whole Kim Kardashian robbery was a publicity stunt— Fabiénne Rose (@_FabienneRose) October 3, 2016
• Kim and Kanye staged it as part of an insurance-fraud scheme.
The whole Kim Kardashian fiasco just seems like a massive publicity stunt, and an even bigger insurance job to me.— Giorgio Venizelos (@GiorgVenizelos) 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
How awful for Kim Kardashian getting caught up in an insurance scam, sorry I meant robbery— Teresa (@2Teresa) October 3, 2016
RE: "Kim Kardashian" What IDIOT travels with "$14.7M worth of jewelry"? Smells like an Insurance scam.— Beaksley (@U_Quack_Addict) October 3, 2016
I bet kim Kardashian set up that robbery to claim the insurance money on the jewelry worth $10,000,000— HECTOR MILLAN (@HectorMillan) October 3, 2016
• It was a ploy to boost ratings for Keeping Up With the Kardashians.
Kim Kardashian held at gunpoint, which is code for The Kardashian show needs better ratings— Edmund Moon Vazquez (@OfficialMoon13) October 3, 2016
I see Kim Kardashian was allegedly robbed. Some folks will do anything for ratings for a TV show with absolutely no redeeming value, I guess— Drunken Brian France (@DrunkBrianF) 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
Like somebody would tie up Kim Kardashian, take her jewelry and not rape her. I call BS. Her ratings are dropping, needs attention.— Paul Crocker (@PaulCrocker12) October 3, 2016
Could be wrong, but I strongly feel that Kim Kardashian story is fabricated to get ratings for her show. Watch it be the season premiere— Jazz J (@MrDoNumbers) October 3, 2016
• Taylor Swift did it as payback.
Taylor robbed kim— dip (@diplo) October 3, 2016
plot twist: Taylor swift paid those gangsters to dress up as cops and rob Kim Kardashian— sloppy toppy goddess (@20andmean) October 3, 2016
taylor swift is obviously behind this kim kardashian robbery situation— م (@mxyoor) October 3, 2016
Does anyone else want to know where Taylor Swift and her crew were when @KimKardashian was robbed???— Anthony Molina (@Anth0311) October 3, 2016
Taylor Swift hired some goons allegedly to rob #KimKardashian. Why they try Taylor like she ain't on nothin.— Coonisha Soto (@coonlifehoe) October 3, 2016
• Donald Trump did it to distract us from news about him.
Haven't quite talked myself out of the possibility that #Trump sent people to Paris to rob Kim Kardashian in order to distract Americans....— Jeff Scheid (@scheidja) October 3, 2016
My working theory is the Russians held up Kim Kardashian to distract us all from Trump's disastrous week.— Dustin Blanchard (@dblanchard) October 3, 2016
• She was robbed by a Pink Panther–esque gang.
Kim Kardashian's $4.5 million dollar wedding ring being stolen reminds me of when Beyonce's "Pink Panther" diamond went missing in the movie— Craft Monroe (@CraftMonroe) October 3, 2016
So it's rumored the Pink Panther gang was involved in the Kim Kardashian jewelry heist.— David Walker (@DavidWalkerSGHS) October 3, 2016
If Inspector Clouseau is investigating, I'm done.
So was it the infamous pink panther gang that stole from Kim Kardashian? Didn't she hear the music? Should've been first clue.— Debbie Whaley (@funydiva) October 3, 2016
With this robbery, Kardashian became merely the latest in a long list of female celebrities who have been the victims of harassment or crime this year. As her friend Chrissy Teigen pointed out, Kardashian may be a public figure, but she’s also the victim of a crime and deserving of empathy.