Tuesday 25 April 2017

Comment: Kim Kardashian is playing the fame game better than anybody else right now - and that stirs up hatred

Kim Kardashian was been held up at gunpoint in a Paris hotel room by masked men dressed as police officers
Kim Kardashian was been held up at gunpoint in a Paris hotel room by masked men dressed as police officers

Lorraine Courtney

Kim Kardashian West was robbed at gunpoint this week. French media reports said the robbers, who were dressed up as police officers, found her in the bathroom of the luxury residence at which she was staying. They're reported to have tied her up before fleeing with an estimated €10m worth of jewellery. The online world buzzed with reactions to the gunpoint attack.

The initial reactions ranged from the tacky: "Kim Kardashian robbed at gunpoint in Paris... Finally, some good news on a Monday," to the mean: "It makes me sad that Kim K being robbed is breaking news."

To those of you asking why this story is newsworthy, this is possibly the most famous woman in the world being held at gunpoint. You must be in denial about your reality if you're questioning this because as a news item it's definitely up there with, say, 11 men kicking a leather ball around a field.

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