Whether you like Kim Kardashian West, her sisters or Kanye West doesn’t really matter. There is a time for jokes, and there’s not, and after being robbed at gunpoint early Monday morning in Paris, it’s definitely not the time to be making jokes about her.
When news broke that the 35 year old Kardashian was held at gunpoint early Monday morning in her Paris hotel, and robbed of $10 million worth of jewelry, the internet responded quickly. While some fans reflected on the incident in a concerned way, others started making jokes and sending cruel comments. On such comment read “Did she get shot? No? Too bad.” Late night talk show host James Corden quickly jumped at the internet trolls though.
“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 tweeted Sunday night.
Corden wasn’t the only one coming to Kardashian’s defence though. Chrissy Teigen tweeted at some of the trolls herself, stating to one that “No one is begging you for sympathy. I know the game plan is to naturally hate celebrities,” shortly after commenting that “Fame is interesting. Celebs are supposed to love you guys while also knowing you’d make a meme of our dead bodies to get retweets.”
Canadian comic Jonathan Torrens stated “I think I have a pretty good handle on what’s funny. Kim Kardashian being held captive robbed at gunpoint is not. Stop it with the jokes.” Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice also made a comment, but in her case she sent condolences to her fellow reality star “So scary hearing what happened to @KimKardashian in Paris.”
While there has been no official word coming out of the Kardashian/Jenner clan, Kanye West abruptly canceled a New York concert on Sunday to rush to his wife’s side. He told the crowd there was family emergency, before hopping on a private jet and flying to his wife’s side.
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