A Kim Kardashian robbery Halloween costume has been shelved by an online retailer after the company faced swift backlash on social media for selling apparel that would make customers resemble a bound and gagged version of the reality TV star.
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
People outraged at the costume called it “distasteful” and “insulting,” adding that the robbery is “not something to joke about.”
— Sophie (@ClassicOyster) October 11, 2016
There's a Kim Kardashian robbery victim Halloween costume – who in their right mind would buy something so pathetic and insulting
— Becca Ellen (@beccaellendt) October 11, 2016
Someone made a 'Kim Kardashian robbery victim' costume for Halloween, I'd like to die and leave this planet for good, now.
— – ̗̀ metronome ̖́- (@mechromanced) October 11, 2016
The photo of the costume featured someone who looks like the reality star, gagged and with her hands tied. According to Costumeish, the outfit cost $69.99 and came with a “white short sexy robe, long black wig, ‘$4 million dollar ring,’ large sunglasses, fake gag and 2’ of rope.”
“This Halloween it’s all about the #Hallomeme and who better than America’s goddess of all things glamorous ‘Parisian Heist Robbery Victim Costume?'” the explanation on the site read before it was removed, according to US Weekly. “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.”
According to reports, Kardashian was robbed at gunpoint in her rented apartment in Paris on Oct. 3. The thieves stole millions of dollars in goods from Kardashian, including jewelry.
On Tuesday, Kardashian sued MediaTakeOut for reporting she might have staged the robbery.
The reality TV star slapped the website with a libel lawsuit on Tuesday, claiming that the site published reports “fraught with unsupported allegations” under “patently false and misleading headlines.”
Costumeish has not yet responded to TheWrap’s request for comment. but told Fox411 prior to taking down the costume that the company had “no intentions of taking it down and it has been selling well.”
“Our deepest sympathy to the family and nobody deserves to go [through] what she did,” the company’s previous statement read. “We are not mocking her, however, Halloween reflects pop culture and celebrities are no different.”
See more Twitter reactions below.
Who decided to make a costume out of @KimKardashian's robbery? I don't even like her and know that's still not something to joke about
— Alecia (@aIeciaa) October 11, 2016
That Kim Kardashian robbery costume is TRASH.
— thicky ricardo. ???????? (@_Bran_don) October 11, 2016
apparently there's a kim kardashian robbery halloween costume. that's fucking disgusting.
— sam (@sambrayne_) October 8, 2016
People in this country are vulgar and disgusting! many of you may not like Kim K, but this is totally not funny!https://t.co/dlp9dZyfLj
— jackie (@jackie0506) October 11, 2016
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