Kim Kardashian West doesn’t blame her bodyguard, Pascal Duvier for not being by her side while she was being bound and gagged in Paris. Instead, she is reportedly putting the blame on herself for flaunting her wealth on social media.
According to a source who spoke to People, “Kim’s in shock and blaming herself. She’s tearing herself up that she Snapchatted the ring [see below] so much and wore it all the time. This incident is making her question everything. How she dresses, what she does.”
We can imagine how the horrifying experience could affect her flamboyant and publicized lifestyle, with the reality star now still in discreet recovery. Her self-blame doesn’t come as a surprise to some though, for some say she deserved it, and some downplayed the whole situation since the loss of 10 million USD worth of jewellery is probably nothing to a high-profile celebrity. Even fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld himself thought the entire incident was caused by Kim’s showing-off. Despite showing his sympathy on V Magazine’s Instagram a day before his Chanel show during Paris Fashion Week, he wasn’t about to sugarcoat his actual opinion about the whole incident.
“I think it’s a very bad thing for Paris, but I don’t understand why she was in a hotel with no security and things like this,” he said in an interview. “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.”
Lagerfeld also highlighted on the dark reality of public figures, and what can befall them if these celebrities were to flaunt their valuables often. “Too public, too public [about Kim] – we have to see what time we live. You cannot display your wealth and then be surprised that some people want to share it.” One of the heavily displayed valuables is the 20-carat emerald-cut diamond ring that Kim’s husband Kanye West gifted her in September. The obnoxiously large ring is worth an estimated 4.49 million USD, and is one of the pieces of jewelry that had been stolen. Kim was not shy about her ownership of the ring, using Snapchat and Instagram to show it off.
When Kanye West offered to replace the diamond, Kim reportedly rejected the idea. “Kanye wants to buy her the ring again but she just says she doesn’t want to think about it,” a source said. “He says he wants everything to go back to normal and for the incident to not affect their lives.”