Karl Lagerfeld on Kim Kardashian's Robbery: 'You Can't Display Your Wealth and Be Surprised People Want to Share It With You'


Karl Lagerfeld is speaking out on Kim Kardashian’s robbery — and says it’s her fault for flaunting her wealth.


via The Fashion Law:

 “You cannot display your wealth and then be surprised that some people want to share it with you,” the designer told reporters after his Spring/Summer 2017 Chanel show in Paris.

Lagerfeld had written Kardashian a note on Monday saying: “Dearest Kim, we are all with you,” after she was tied up and robbed at a luxury apartment in Paris. But he criticized the celebrity for flaunting her wealth to her more than 100 million social media followers. “If you’re that famous and you put all your jewelry on the net, you go to hotels where nobody can come near to the room,” he said.

Kardashian tweeted a picture last week of a diamond ring worth around four million euros ($4.5 million) which police said had been stolen in the early morning raid along with five million euros worth of other jewelry. “I think it’s a very bad thing for Paris but I don’t understand why she was in a hotel with no security,” Lagerfeld said of the robbery, which made headlines across the world.

The multi-millionaire mother of two and wife of the US rap superstar Kanye West had been in Paris for fashion week, where she was a front row guest at Balenciaga and Givenchy on Sunday. The outspoken 83-year-old German-born designer and photographer has previously been complimentary about Kardashian and her family.

Flaunted wealth or not, no one deserves to be robbed. Karl’s words sound a lot like the “if she didn’t want it, she shouldn’t have worn that short skirt” defense often used by men after women are sexually assaulted.

It’s just wrong.

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