Columnist Wanted Kim "To Die" in Paris Robbery

Peggy Truong
Cosmopolitan

From Cosmopolitan

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As Kim Kardashian continues to recover from her Paris robbery, one columnist has offered a stunning take on why it’s wrong to support, defend, and empathize with the reality star. On Tuesday, The Daily Telegraph’s Rendez View section published an op-ed by self-described “feminist” writer, author, actress, and sex-columnist Vanessa de Largie, who titled her piece, “I wanted Kim Kardashian to die.” She first explains that she too was shocked to have arrived at such a thought, wishing death upon another person, but goes on to explain that she’s actually never liked Kim. “Any human being who has the time and inclination to take 1,200 selfies a day, is lost on me,” she writes. “I have zero interest in anything without a soul. Women that inspire me are women who contribute to society. Women that inspire me are women who send positive messages to young girls.” (She probably didn’t get around to reading Kim’s full-page ad letter to Armenian Genocide deniers in the New York Times. Or maybe she forgot about the time Kim donated 1,000 shoes to the Soles for Souls charity to help a victim of Hurricane Katrina? Or maybe she’s never played Kim Kardashian: Hollywood, a game many would consider to be a huge contribution to society!)

The columnist also takes down a recent New York Post article in which writer Andrea Peyser declares that Kim has risen above the ashes to become one of the world’s “leading post-feminist icons.” According to de Largie, “Feminist-Icon-Land only reserves places for women like Camille Paglia, Germaine Greer, and Gloria Steinem. Oiling up your butt-implants for a glossy doesn’t get you a guernsey. Sorry, Kim!” She calls Kim “vapid, vacuous, and narcissistic” and says society should be “disturbed” to have her as a model for the youth.

According to de Largie, “thousands” of online comments also shared her initial thoughts of death when news of the robbery broke. “The masses wanted her blown away,” she writes. “When you offer so little to the world, is it any wonder that people react viciously to you when something tragic occurs?” I wonder what James Corden has to say about this accusation. Or maybe Chrissy Teigen, Amber Rose, or Piers Morgan, even?

De Largie has since clarified her column via Facebook, writing to one reader (who called her a “hypocrite,” by the way) that she was “misinterpreted” and “obviously” does not want Kim to die. “But I just wanted to be totally honest and admit to this thought. Most people wouldn’t write about the thoughts they think. Thank you for approaching me in a civil manner. There has been much hatred towards me this morning on Twitter and it’s unnecessary. I’m sorry if my column didn’t agree with you. It was not my intention.”

Kim right now, probably:

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