Kim Kardashian Halloween Robbery Costume Pulled Following Backlash

PITTSBURGH (KDKA/AP) – An online retailer has pulled a Halloween costume that made light of the recent jewelry heist involving Kim Kardashian West.

The listing for the “Parisian Heist” costume on Costumeish has been taken down after numerous complaints.

The costume featured a bound and gagged Kardashian lookalike dressed in a white robe and sporting a giant ring. The listing didn’t include Kardashian’s name. The costume was being sold for nearly $70.

The company’s founder, Jonathon Weeks, told Time that the costume was designed to provoke a strong reaction. He says he didn’t want to “make light of a serious situation,” and added that the company wasn’t mocking her.

The costume prompted outrage from some social media users.

The company’s Twitter account announced Tuesday the costume had been pulled and apologized if it “offended anyone.”

The website described the costume as:

“This Halloween it’s all about the #Hallomeme and who better than America’s goddess of all things glamorous ‘Parisian Heist Robbery Victim Costume?’” the explanation on the site reads. “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. This Halloween have some fun with pop culture and dress just like the Queen of Social media.”

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