Costume online store pulls back the Parisian Heist costume after online backlash
After the news of Kim Kardashian’s Parisian robbery got around, a lot of people especially supporters sympathized with the reality TV star. Many however still think that Kim faked the whole scenario.
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Their belief is governed by the fact that Kim herself got out of the crime, physically unhurt. She has faced psychological trauma though. She is still sensitive about the whole ordeal and sources close to her tell that she is badly shaken and currently rethinking her whole lifestyle.
People might not understand that, especially people who want to make a fortune based on other people’s tragedy. The website for the costume retail store Costumeish exhibited similar tendencies when they posted a “Parisian Heist” costume on their website.
Selling at $70, the costume featured a Kim Kardashian look alike wearing the costume which included, a “fake gag”, a “white short sexy robe”, two inches of rope, a wig, sunglasses and ring.
According to USAToday, the description for the costume read, “She has devoted her life to promoting American decadence, youth, and hedonism but all that flashy living caught up with her one night in Paris when armed men bound her, stole her jewelry and her peace of mind. This Halloween, have some fun with pop culture and dress just like the Queen of Social media.”
The costume received a severe backlash on social media and people rebuked the retail for being insensitive and crude. The company’s founder and vice president Johnathon Weeks addressed the issue that they had not named Kardashian West due to copyright issues.
He issued a formal apology saying that they did not intend to be insensitive and hurt someone in any way. He said that they were only trying to have some fun on Halloween. The website pulled back the costume on their website and also issued a formal retraction on their official Twitter feed.
Due to the extensive out-lash we have decided to remove the "Parisian Heist" costume from our website. We are sorry if it offended anyone.— COSTUMEISH (@costumeish) October 11, 2016