“Kim Kardashian West was held at gunpoint in her Paris hotel room Sunday night,” cnn.com reports. ‘Kim Kardashian West was held up at gunpoint inside her Paris hotel room this evening, by two armed masked men dressed as police officers. She is badly shaken but physically unharmed,’ her spokesperson said. Kardashian West is currently overseas for Paris Fashion Week along with her mother, Kris Jenner, and sisters, Kourtney Kardashian and Kendall Jenner.”
You may recall that Ms. Kardashian favors gun control; famously Tweeting her desire for civilian disarmament back in August 2015. More recently, the reality star endorsed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton citing the nominee’s stance on abortion and gun control. This despite the fact that the Divine Ms. K’s not averse to a little on-camera range time and Instagram gun boasting.
I mention all this because Mrs. West was unarmed in Paris at the time of the attack. Both KK’s and the hotel’s [presumably armed] bodyguards were either fooled by les faux flics or out for an aperitif. We shall see whether being defenseless in the face of armed bad guys creates what TTAG commentator fiun dagner (below) called a “come to Sam Colt” moment.
Probably yes, the hotel burglary will make the raven-haired, famous-for-being-famous famous person more likely to keep and bear arms, personally. But I doubt the attacks will change her mind politically. Gun control is a fundamentally elitist position. What could be more important to the Kardashian brand than elitism? Maintaining this “if I were you I’d want to be me too — but you’re not and never will be” anti-gun rights gestalt is as natural to KK as breathing.
Anyway, no matter how Kim Kardashian assimilates the armed robbery, it will no doubt increase her public profile — if such a thing is even possible. We can only hope that the cameras that glom onto her like ramora eels caught all the action. You know, to expose the futility of civilian disarmament Ms. Kardashian favors but doesn’t practice.