NRA Continues To Victim-Shame And Ridicule Kim Kardashian West: “Maybe [She] Should Butt Out Of Our Lives”
The National Rifle Association continues to ridicule and attack Kim Kardashian West for being the victim of a robbery at gunpoint.
Over the weekend, several men broke into the apartment Kardashian West was renting in Paris, France, making off with millions of dollars worth of jewelry. The men bound her with duct tape and placed her in a bathtub during the robbery, and she reportedly thought they were there to rape her.
On October 3, the NRA mocked Kardashian West -- who has previously called for Congress to take action on gun violence -- on social media, drawing widespread condemnation for attacking the victim of a crime.
The NRA and members of the group’s leadership frequently blame victims of crimes, including victims of mass shootings, for supposedly failing to protect themselves from violent attacks.
In an October 4 article, the NRA’s magazine, America’s 1st Freedom, doubled down on the NRA’s attacks on Kardashian West, calling her an “anti-gun zealot,” and offered a false attack on her past comments about gun violence. The NRA article claimed that Kardashian West is a “gun-banner” and said, “If an out-of-touch millionaire elitist like Kim Kardashian isn’t safe from crime, despite being able to afford 24/7 security -- even in a place like Paris, whose gun bans she would presumably like to see imposed on all of us -- can any of us mere mortals feel safe?”
“Maybe Kardashian should butt out of our lives and worry about her own security,” the article concluded.
Along with continuing to lob an offensive attack on the victim of a crime, the NRA is making a false representation of what Kardashian West has said about the gun issue.
Following the massacre of 49 people at gay night club Pulse in Orlando, FL, Kardashian took to Twitter to call for stronger gun laws:
In August, Kardashian West expressed her support for gun safety laws at several events, attending a lunch organized by the groups Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and speaking about the need for stronger gun laws at an annual conference for women bloggers. Kardashian West wrote on social media that at the lunch she met with “families of loved ones who were killed by gun violence” and “learned a lot from listening to their stories. Life is so precious! What will it take for this to stop?”
In no instance did she call for the type of gun ban that the NRA is claiming she supports. And this isn’t the first time the NRA has misinterpreted her advocacy: After Kardashian West wrote about attending the lunch, the NRA’s radio show attacked her as a hypocrite for supporting gun safety laws while employing a bodyguard, and suggested that she “get rid of her armed security.”