‘Disrespectful’ Kim Kardashian robbery costume description just as ‘disgusting’ as outfit
HOUSTON — It would only be a matter of time before this year’s most controversial Halloween costume made its big debut. Congratulations, trick-or-treaters! Here it is!
While most of us love a costume that is relevant to the hottest topic, many say online costume retailer Costomeish.com crossed the line with its latest ensemble mimicking reality-television star Kim Kardashian during the alleged robbery in Paris earlier this month. The “Parisian Heist Robbery Victim” costume includes a fake gag, a short white robe, a long black wig, large sunglasses and a giant ring for the ‘reasonable’ price of $69.99.
Site visitors filled the comment section under the item with one-star ratings and backlash, calling the costume ‘disgusting,’ ‘tactless,’ and even ‘disrespectful.’ The same response followed online.
And as if to add insult to injury, the retailer’s description of the character background will definitely cause a few eyebrows to raise.
“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 description reads. “‘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.'”
Whoa, bro! “American decadence” and “hedonism?” Moreover, “flashy living caught up with her?”
Kim Kardashian is a controversial figure — in fact, many have questioned whether the starlet was actually robbed — but few people would wish serious potential harm to her, celebrity or not.
The outfit has since been pulled from the website, but its sexism is hanging strong in most our minds.