Costumeish, an American company located in Southern California, has been criticized for displaying Hallowing costumes intended to make mockery of Kim Kardashian‘s Paris robbery attack.
Image: Kim Kardashian
The costume retailer released their branded items online with the tag, “Parisian Heist Robbery Victim Costume Kit.”
Kim Kardashian has suffered pain since the terror attack in which she feared for her life, regardless of an alleged $10 million jewelry loss. Her husband Kanye West was described as “restless” and “clueless” since the incident.
Although, for security reasons, Costumeish did not name Kim Kardashian on the kostumes, a picture speaks more than words.
The “kostume” valued at $69.99, includes a long black wig, white robe, sunglasses, a gag, a rope and a ring – which is “not worth $4 million dollars,” according to My San Antonio.
“She 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,” the Costumeish description says.
“This Halloween have some fun with pop culture and dress just like the Queen of Social media with our sensational ‘Parisian Heist Robbery Victim Costume’ Costume.”
The company has since received backlash from some shoppers who believe the kostume promotes “rape” and “domination over women”.
Other people who commented on the company’s website were supportive in their reviews with one commenter describing the controversial Halloween kit as “the costume of the year”.
“Here is yet another example of people blaming women for being victims,” one person wrote on Costumeish.com. “Many men wear expensive watches, necklaces, etc. and robbing them is still considered a crime. Treat it as such. Having a gun put to your head by multiple men while you fear that they may rape you is traumatizing. I’m pretty sure that the poor human being can’t forget any second of the attack and here you are using her scarring events to make money. This is disgusting. It is not funny.”
Image: Kim Kardashian West and husband Kanye West.
While the latest Halloween kostume has received mixed opinions on social media, Johnathon Weeks, vice president of Costumeish, told Buzzfeed News that it’s unfair for anyone to think his company is trying to get rich out of Kim Kardashian’s sorrow.
Johnathon said he’s not happy that people don’t recognize and appreciate humor when they see it.
“I’m sad that people are offended by it, but it is Halloween. It’s one day out of the year,” he said. “Halloween should be a light-hearted, spirited party, and people should be able to laugh at it and think it’s funny. We haven’t sold any yet, if that matters.”
He added: “If people find it tasteless or they are offended by it, it’s Halloween. Maybe you should just shut your life out and not go outside.”
Twitter Comments On The Company’s Website:
Someone made a ‘Kim Kardashian robbery victim’ costume for Halloween, I’d like to die and leave this planet for good, now.
— – ̗̀ metronome ̖́- (@mechromanced) October 11, 2016
There’s a Kim Kardashian robbery victim Halloween costume – who in their right mind would buy something so pathetic and insulting
— Becca Ellen (@beccaellendt) October 11, 2016
— Sophie (@ClassicOyster) October 11, 2016
Who decided to make a costume out of @KimKardashian‘s robbery? I don’t even like her and know that’s still not something to joke about
— Alecia (@aIeciaa) October 11, 2016
That Kim Kardashian robbery costume is TRASH.
— thicky ricardo. ???????? (@_Bran_don) October 11, 2016
People in this country are vulgar and disgusting! many of you may not like Kim K, but this is totally not funny!https://t.co/dlp9dZyfLj
— jackie (@jackie0506) October 11, 2016