Kim Kardashian was reportedly held at gunpoint by five armed robbers during her stay in Paris this week. The gunmen who stole more than $10 million worth of jewellery, including her $4 million engagement ring apparently dressed as police officers when they broke into her hotel room, tied her up in her bathtub, and held her at gunpoint.
While many are empathizing with Kim as one should, others are convinced she faked the whole story for publicity. The internet has found several loopholes in the violent account that makes Kim’s story very complex.
Here are 9 reasons why many think the Kim Kardashian robbery was fake:
No Bodyguard or Security Around
People find it strange that someone as important and as wealthy as Kim Kardashian didn’t have a guard outside her hotel room. Kim’s bodyguard has been at hers and Kanye’s side since 2014 so it’s questionable why he wasn’t there when she most needed him on October 3rd. Pascal Duvier is next to Kim in all of her photos and travels with her at all times so it’s led many to wonder why he wasn’t guarding her that night. Coincidentally, he was out taking care of Kourtney and Kendall at a nightclub.
Kim was staying the Hotel Pourtalès, designed for multi-millionaires. It’s only expected that the general security of the hotel itself would have been a lot stronger than reported. This factor alone has led many to call BS on Kim’s story.
Kim Bragged About Her Bodyguard a Day Before
What makes this whole ordeal even more complex according to some? Kim was bragging about her bodyguard just a day before she was robbed. She posted this photo captioned “This guy is always in my shot!”
She was also filmed praising his hard work, calling him a “G”.
This is the first time we’ve been forced to pay attention to Kim’s bodyguards – ironic, much? Funny how just hours later, she was robbed in his absence. Pascal has now been accused of not doing his job properly when just a day earlier, Kim was endorsing his efforts. Coincidence or conspiracy?
‘KUWTK’ Addressed Security Threats in July
It was only July when a Keeping Up With the Kardashians episode aired about security threats. The episode explored how revealing your location on Snapchat could be dangerous. Kourtney even said Kylie had been cautioned by the police against sharing her location. The family went on to play a prank on the fashionista in order to “give her a wake-up call”.
The internet finds it bizarre how Kim had a similar, real-life “wake-up call” just a few months after the episode aired. It’s even crazier to think she also revealed her location on Snapchat just two hours before the gunmen broke in.
This would reinforce people’s claims that the robbery was simply set-up or fabricated to improve ratings on the show. It’s only expected that the Kardashians will address the Paris incident in the upcoming season…
Kim Was Apparently “Locked in the Bathroom”
It’s been reported that Kim was “locked in the bathroom” while the gunmen stole jewelry worth millions of dollars. Many wonder how one can get locked in a bathroom when most bathrooms cannot generally be locked from the outside. Bear in mind this is all hearsay. We still haven’t heard the story straight from the horse’s mouth, so the fact that Kim was locked in a bathroom could have been misinterpreted.
Kim Reportedly Didn’t Protect the Jewelry in a Safe
Not only has it been deemed outrageous that Kim would travel to Paris with jewelry worth $11 million but now she’s being quizzed as to why it wasn’t kept in a safe. Anyone with a right mind would protect valuable items by keeping them in a hotel safe rather than a jewelry box, right? Was Kim really that careless? We’re not talking hundreds and thousands here – we’re talking MILLIONS of dollars! Twitter users claim that some things aren’t adding up.
Kim’s Children Were Noticeably and Thankfully Absent
Some think that the Kardashian kids were absent for a reason. By the looks of recent photos, it seems Kim and Kanye left the children back in the U.S while they attended Paris Fashion Week. Sounds plausible. But some have gone as far as to say it was intentional. If the robbery was staged, people are pretty sure Kim wouldn’t have wanted North and Saint around…
Kim Didn’t Stay for the Investigation
After the incident, Kim immediately fled France on her private jet. The internet has even used this as a reason to debunk her story. If this was a serious case, they’re convinced she would have stayed in the country to help identify the culprits and solve the investigation…
— KimYeNorthSaint (@TheWestsDaily) October 3, 2016
She Heard the Gunmen Saying “Ring Ring”
It’s been reported that Kim didn’t understand what the gunmen were saying as they were talking in French. She did pick up on one word, though – “ring, ring”. It didn’t take long for people online to question why the gunmen would say that word in English, when apparently, they were communicating in French.
Kim Was Previously Attacked in Paris
What else sounds fishy to hundreds of readers online? Kim was attacked by notorious celebrity prankster, Vitalii Sediuk just last week. People have gone so far to say that she fed off the publicity this story gave her – so much to the point that she staged a more dramatic one a week later.
— Kiss Fm Kenya (@Kiss100Kenya) September 29, 2016
It doesn’t help that the ratings for Keeping Up With the Kardashians are falling. It’s not the first time the Kardashians have been blamed for setting up a publicity stunt. It’s a bit far-fetched to think they’ve arranged or made up this story. But hey, haters will go to all lengths to demonize the family.
There’s no telling whether this story is real or fake. As long as the media feeds off it, I guess we’ll never really know. If it is real, we sincerely feel sad for Kim and pray that she can get through the trauma. What do you think? Are you calling BS on the Kim Kardashian robbery? Vote in our poll below: