The Internet Thinks the Kim Kardashian Robbery Was Fake

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By Emily Zanotti | 12:57 pm, October 3, 2016

Kim Kardashian West was reportedly the victim of an armed robbery overnight in Paris. Thieves dressed as police officers broke into her hotel room, tied her up in her bathtub, and held her at gunpoint while they pilfered more than $10 million worth of jewelry, including her $4 million engagement ring.

But while French authorities are taking the robbery claims very seriously, the Internet — never the voice of reason in such situations — is convinced Kim Kardashian may have faked the violent incident for publicity.

One internet news site even laid out a complete case for the story being “bullshit,” noting that you can’t lock bathrooms from the outside, that Kim’s bodyguard was absent from the multi-room suite at the time, that the robbery happened at a “no address hotel,” and that Kim Kardashian, who is always on social media, failed to record or communicate any aspect of the heist.

A few even compared Kim’s dramatic plight to that of US swimmer Ryan Lochte, who claimed he’d also been robbed at gunpoint while at the Rio Olympics.

Fortunately for Kim, she has ardent social media defenders, who faced off against conspiracy theorists with a very convincing point: that Kim Kardashian, who has showed up at two Paris Fashion Week events missing key undergarments, doesn’t need to be a crime victim to make headlines.

Celebrities were also quick to come to Kim’s aid.

This, of course, isn’t the first time a member of the Kardashian clan has been a victim of a major heist. In 2014, Kim’s sisters Khloe and Kourtney were both robbed by a bi-coastal burglary ring.