Confession time. I dislike all things Kardashian for too many reasons to name and no, jealousy is not one of them. When Kim Kardashian married Kanye West, we were lucky the earth didn’t implode from the joining of such massive egos in holy matrimony. Sure, celebrities work hard but I challenge you to name five things right now that any Kardashian is famous for, and you’ll see that very little of that fame comes from hard work.
I am putting all of that aside today.
All my compassion goes out to the mother of two who faced never seeing her children again, for the person who will now live her life with the feeling of “before” and “after”. She will view her world through the lens of who is out to get her, and where the next attack could come from. Trauma stays with you and colours everything in your life with its brush, and it makes sure that nothing is ever the same again.
The details of what happened to her are horrible:
From TMZ: Before she could finish dialing, one of the men yanked the phone out of her hands. They zip-tied her hands with plastic handcuffs and duct-taped her to make it more secure. We’re told one of the men grabbed her by the ankle…Kim told cops at that point she believed she was about to be raped.
The robbers duct-taped her ankles, picked her up and put her in the bathtub. She then started screaming…begging them not to kill her because she had babies. She went on to say she had money and they could take whatever they wanted.
Kim wasn’t physically raped. But physical penetration does not need to happen in order to feel completely vulnerable and violated.
Less “reputable” sources are saying that this could be a PR stunt orchestrated to lift falling ratings for Kim’s reality show, and while I know the Kardashians have done some ridiculous things for publicity, I feel pretty safe in saying that no one would go to these lengths in the name of fame.
Worse still, people on social media are tearing her apart, saying she deserved to be robbed, and tagging her on those posts so she sees them.
Let’s think about that for a second: “She deserved it.”
What if it wasn’t a Kardashian who was the victim here? Imagine if this terrible assault happened to your next door neighbour, your mother, your co-worker, your sister. Think about how you would feel if it happened to you.
Say what you want about how Kim lives her life in the public eye and puts it all (literally and figuratively) out there for public consumption, but you cannot tell her she deserved to have a gun pointed at her face, to fear never seeing her family again, to think she just may die at any second. No one, not one person, is deserving of any of that, and by saying so, we are assaulting her all over again.
A homeless man stole $3 million in jewelry from Drake’s tour bus in the beginning of September.
Not one person said he deserved it.