As American reality TV star Kim Kardashian was “bound and gagged”, while she was robbed at gunpoint in Paris on Sunday night, many wondered if Kardashian’s social media activity caused the robbery. The 35-year-old was in France to be a part of a fashion week, when she was robbed of jewellery worth nine million euros.
Kim’s regular updates from the luxury apartment in Paris on Instagram and videos posted by her sister Kylie Jenner on Snapchat, hours before the robbery, led the robbers to her doorstep, believe many.
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“If you’re constantly putting information out there, keeping your name in the public eye ... keeping your wealth in the public eye... (you are) increasing the chances of an attack,” Christopher Hagon, a managing partner at a Florida-based international security consulting firm told People magazine. “If you really are concerned about your personal security then you’ve really got to make it as difficult as possible for people to hone in on you as a possible target,” he added.
Interestingly the Kardashians have voiced their concern over stalking on social media and their mother Kris Jenner had said that they wanted to “take our security to a new level”.
While the debate still remains open about whether celebrities should take measures to hide their location on social media, many of Kardashians’ friends took to Twitter to extend their sympathies.
No one is begging you for sympathy. I know the game plan is to naturally hate celebrities https://t.co/EMHRslQKu6— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) October 3, 2016
People making jokes about @KimKardashian tonight would do well to remember that she's a mother,a daughter,a wife,a friend.Be nice or shut up— James Corden (@JKCorden) October 3, 2016
They also tweeted to ward off Kim Kardashian haters. “People making jokes about @KimKardashian tonight would do well to remember that she’s a mother, a daughter, a wife, a friend. Be nice or shut up,” wrote popular TV talk show host James Corden.