Kim Kardashian puts herself out there, so it’s fair game to ridicule her.
We’ve all heard this argument. Sure, a public figure is a public figure, but it’s one thing to go dressed as a Kim K. selfie, and quite another to poke fun of the victim of a robbery. Because in case you missed our explainer on insensitive Halloween costumes, putting a gun to a woman’s head and tying her up to a chair and making her fear for her life is nothing to make fun of.
Somehow Costumeish didn’t get the memo.
The costume is oh-so-subtly titled “Parisian Heist Robbery Victim,” but in case you weren’t sure who we’re talking about, Costumeish writes in the description: “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 jewelry and her peace of mind.”
So, no, Comstumeish isn’t simply having fun by making money off a “#Hallomeme,” as it says—it’s advocating that Kardashian deserved to be a victim of violence “with all that flashy living.” The site also has a “hot takes” section, which includes such costumes as “Lion Killer Denist” and “Adult Bruce Gender Olympian.”
We reached out Costumeish about its choice of words and costume ideas, but haven’t heard back of this posting.
But many who are visiting the site aren’t too keen on the nearly $70 getup, and are saying so in the reviews.
Whether or not this will be an unfortunate goldmine for Costumeish, you still have the power to dump your pals when they show up to a Halloween party dressed as a “victim.”