Kim Kardashian Halloween robbery inspired outfit pulled after backlash

‘Parisian Heist’ costume came with fake gag, a ‘white short sexy robe’ and two inches of rope

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The Independent Online

One of Halloween 2016's most distasteful costumes so far has been pulled less than 24 hours after a fierce and unsurprising backlash broke out against it. 

An outfit inspired by Kim Kardashian West being held up and robbed in Paris went on sale on Costumeish, complete with a “fake gag”, a “white short sexy robe”, two inches of rope, a wig, sunglasses and a ring, which the description explains is made of plastic and “is not worth $4 million dollars”.

The costume was being sold on the same site which offered controversial Cecil the Lion Halloween outfits in 2015. 


The description did not name the reality TV star but explained how armed men broke into her apartment and “stole her jewellery and her peace of mind“. 

“This Halloween it's all about the #Hallomeme and who better than America's goddess of all things glamorous ‘Parisian Heist Robbery Victim Costume?’ She has 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 jewellery and her peace of mind. 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.”

Now, Costumeish has announced its decision to remove the “Parisian Heist” costume from their website due to the “extensive out-lash”. 

Vice President and founder Jonathan Weeks initially defended the costume to Buzzfeed as an outfit that should be considered in light of the occasion. “I’m sad that people are offended by it, but it is Halloween: it’s one day out of the year. Halloween should be a light-hearted, spirited party and people should be able to laugh at it and think it’s funny.”