Late Sunday night, masked gunmen held Kim Kardashian at gunpoint in her Paris hotel room and reportedly stole up to $10 million in jewelry from her. And because the internet can a cold-blooded cesspool of cruelty, people have a lot of questionable thoughts about it.
As news of the robbery started spreading, some heartless Twitter trolls took the opportunity to mock Kim and her flashy lifestyle, to insinuate it was all a publicity stunt, and even to decide that Kim deserved it. Chrissy Teigen, Kim’s close friend, wasn’t standing for it, and decided to open a dialogue about the twisted relationship between celebrities and their fans. The outspoken model pointed out the contradiction that celebs are supposed to love their fans but not complain when those same fans “make a meme of our dead bodies to get retweets.”
“I dunno. It’s hard to explain because everyone thinks money and fame is pure awesome, so it just sounds whiny. I get it, trust me. Go off,” she continued. “It is just a weird little world that I cannot expect anyone to get. I know it seems super awesome and laughable. I know.” When some fans asked why they should feel sorry for someone who’s wealthy enough to own millions of dollars in jewelry, Teigen responded, “No one is begging you for sympathy. I know the game plan is to naturally hate celebrities.”
Teigen concluded her commentary by making it clear that she wasn’t trying to put celebrities on a pedestal; she was simply looking for basic human decency.
Along with Teigen, Late Late Show host James Corden also called on people to respect Kim, and to remind them that underneath all the glitz and glamour, she’s still just a person.
Well said. Let's all do a little better out there, OK, internet?