One of the vital infuriating issues that occurred after Kim Kardashian was robbed final October in her Paris lodge suite was the victim-blaming. Quite a lot of folks thought Kim “deserved” to get robbed as a result of she paperwork her life so publicly on social media. Their logic? Kim posts every thing on Instagram and Snapchat, so naturally thieves discovered their option to her lodge room and robbed her. She had it coming.
In fact, that is grossly incorrect. A sufferer ought to by no means be blamed in conditions like this, regardless of how public or non-public they’re. Kim feverishly updating her Snapchat would not give strangers the proper to trace her down, violate her privateness, and hurt her. Everybody has the proper to really feel secure in their very own house—even when they’ve hundreds of thousands of Instagram followers.
And on the Immediately present not too long ago, Natalie Morales addressed this line of considering head-on with a query she requested Khloé Kardashian. Khloé was on Immediately to advertise her new E! present, Revenge Physique, however the interview morphed right into a dialogue about Kim’s theft, due to course it did.
Morales began by asking Khloé how the theft affected the Kardashian household proper earlier than the vacations, and Khloé appeared relaxed and able to chat about it. “It is traumatizing and terrifying,” Khloé mentioned. “However that is whenever you get down in your knees and also you pray and also you thank the Lord that nothing worse occurred.”
Nevertheless, issues took a slight flip after that when Morales requested Khloé if the theft was a “wake-up name” for the Kardashians concerning the “penalties” of “dwelling so publicly” and “social.” Khloé was fast to defend her sister (and household’s) honor. “No, I don’t consider that as a result of folks present their lives extra, that they deserve, or ought to have penalties like getting robbed,” she mentioned.
Watch this all go down within the video, beneath:
Take a look at Khloé’s face proper earlier than answering that query. She was not happy!
To be truthful, Morales did ask this query with empathy and sincerity. She’s an excellent reporter! I do not consider she was trolling Khloé or deliberately attempting to insult the Kardashians. Nevertheless, this can be a reminder that asking if an incident may have been prevented had the sufferer executed XYZ is victim-blaming—regardless of how softly the query is posed.