Due to online outrage a company that sells Halloween costume has had to halt their latest bad taste costume that depicts reality star Kim Kardashian bound and gagged.
Costumeish is company selling a costume called “Parisian Heist Robbery Victim,” which doesn’t use the Kardashian name but there’s no doubt it’s related.
The costume kit includes a short white robe, a long black wig, large sunglasses, a fake gag, two inches of rope and a fake “$4 million dollar” ring.
“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 costume’s 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.” The company went on to say.
But after the social media assault on the company:
So horrible that someone would actually make a ‘Kim Kardashian Robbery’ Halloween costume!
— Emma (@emi_emma1) October 11, 2016
That Kim Kardashian ‘gagged at gun point’ Halloween costume is actually sick. Some extremely twisted people out there.
— Olivia Barraclough (@liv_barraclough) October 11, 2016
The kim kardashian Halloween costume is beyond disrespectful ✋🏼#disgusting
— Adrianna (@AdriannaBrowne1) October 11, 2016
That Kim Kardashian Halloween costume is not right at all
— Julia (@juliaritaxo) October 11, 2016
After they had been bombarded with all the negative feedback, they company initially responded with this comment, “Our deepest sympathy to the family and nobody deserves to go [through] what she did. We are not mocking her, however, Halloween reflects pop culture and celebrities are no different,” a rep for Costumeish said.
The costume has since been shelved by the online retailer after the social media backlash.
Police in Paris say they are still investigating an October 3 robbery where Kardashian said she was tied up and robbed of nearly $10 million in jewelry.
Additionally,word is, Kim Kardashian is suing MediaTakeout and its founder, Fred Mwangaguhunga for unspecified damages for defamation for saying she faked the robbery in Paris, France.