'Disgusting' Kim Kardashian Robbery Costume Pulled

Meanwhile, Kim sues media outlet for libel
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 12, 2016 10:59 AM CDT
'Disgusting' Kim Kardashian Robbery Costume Pulled
In this image made from video, Kim Kardashian West carries her daughter North West to an awaiting vehicle, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016, in New York.   (AP Photo/Zoran Drakulic)

An online retailer has pulled a Halloween costume that made light of the recent jewelry heist involving Kim Kardashian West. Time reports that the listing for the "Parisian Heist" costume on Costumeish featured a bound and gagged Kardashian lookalike dressed in a white robe and sporting a giant ring. The listing didn't include Kardashian's name, though Fortune reports that it did refer to "America’s goddess of all things glamorous" and the "Queen of Social Media." The costume was being sold for nearly $70, reports the AP. The company's founder, Jonathon Weeks, told Time that the costume was designed to provoke a strong reaction. He says he didn't want to "make light of a serious situation," and added that the company wasn't mocking her.

The costume prompted outrage from some social media users, and was called "offensive," "disgusting," and "sick," among many other things. The company's Twitter account announced Tuesday the costume had been pulled and apologized if it "offended anyone." You may still see it at Halloween parties, because the company previously said it had no plans to pull it because it had been "selling well." In other Kardashian news, Kanye West resumed touring over the weekend, but Khloe said Tuesday that sister Kim is still "not doing well" after the "incredibly traumatic" experience. Also Tuesday, Kim sued online media outlet MediaTakeOut.com for libel. The lawsuit states Kardashian was victimized a second time when the website published a series of articles referring to her as a liar and a thief and alleged that she faked the robbery, lied about the violent assault, and filed a fraudulent claim with her insurance company to cheat her carrier out of millions of dollars. (More Kim Kardashian stories.)

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