The world was stunned on Monday when reality television star Kim Kardashian was robbed at gunpoint by a gang of men who broke into the apartment she was renting in Paris and stole $6.7 million worth of jewelry.
The gunmen dragged Kardashian out of bed and tied her up in the bathroom before looting her apartment and fleeing. A spokesman for Kardashian has since confirmed that she is “badly shaken but physically unharmed.”
American News reported that Kardashian’s husband Kanye West was onstage performing at the Meadows Music and Arts Festival in New York at the time of the robbery. He immediately ended his concert, telling fans, “I’m sorry, family emergency. I have to stop the show.”
The five robbers managed to get into the building dressed as police officers, but they quickly pulled a gun on the concierge and forced him to show them to Kardashian’s apartment. Kardashian reportedly feared she would be raped and even begged for her life, telling the gunmen that she has two children at home.
Many have mocked Kardashian since the attack, but others have spoken out to defend her.
“People making jokes about Kim Kardashian tonight would do well to remember that she’s a mother, a daughter, a wife, a friend,” TV host James Corden tweeted. “Be nice or shut up.”
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