There’s no shortage of people taking Halloween too far and dressing up as something offensive, but when stores sell an offensive costume, it takes things to a another level.
Costumeish has officially crossed a line with their “Parisian heist robbery victim” kit, which shows a woman (who looks a lot like Kim Kardashian) wearing a robe and a massive diamond ring while bound and gagged. The kit comes with a pair of black sunglasses, a long black wig, a “white short sexy robe” and two feet of rope. For the low price of $69.99, you can be one of the biggest a**holes at any party this year.
Despite not mentioning the reality star’s name, the costume clearly refers to Kim’s recent trauma. The 35-year-old was robbed at gunpoint and locked in her Parisian apartment bathroom bound and gagged while robbers dressed as police officers ravaged through her drawers looking for jewelry. She was said to be wearing only a robe at the time of the incident and $8.5 million worth of jewelry was stolen, including her wedding ring from Kanye West. Many have blamed Kim’s constant social media posts for the robbery, including her former body guard Steve Stanulis.
“I saw this happening. It just had to with the way Kim flaunts her riches and her diamonds,” he explained. “She has nearly 50 million people [on Twitter] who at any moment and any day know where she is. And then she shows them this mighty great expensive rock on her hand a few hours before and she invites trouble.”
But is that any reason to mock her trauma? The public has already blamed her relentlessly, do we really have to take things one step further and make the incident into a playful Halloween costume? It’s in poor taste and making light of a very serious situation. So please, stick to your sexy cat costumes and be done with it.