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    Posted on Oct 3, 2016

    Chrissy Teigen Comes To Kim Kardashian's Defence After She Was Victim-Blamed

    "Celebs are supposed to love you guys while also knowing you'd make a meme of our dead bodies to get retweets."

    Kim Kardashian was held at gunpoint by two masked men in a Paris hotel room in the early hours of Monday morning, according to her spokesperson.

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    Though Kim wasn't physically harmed, it has been reported that the two men stole millions of dollars' worth of jewellery. Upon hearing the news, Kim's husband, Kanye West, abruptly ended a performance in New York, citing a "family emergency".

    After the incident was reported, a few people on social media argued that Kim shouldn't have "flaunted" her possessions or posted her exact whereabouts on Snapchat.

    Saw someone make the argument that Kim Kardashian shouldn't dress in millions of dollars worth of jewelry and think she'd not be robbed.

    my mum just blamed Kim kardashian for what happened to her bc 'she shouldn't have had that many valuables in her hotel room' πŸ™ƒπŸ™ƒπŸ™ƒ

    I shouldn't lol as it'd be scary etc but Kim kardashian shouldn't be flaunting her wealth. Have some class & shit like this wouldn't happen

    Though many people were quick to defend Kim from victim-blaming, some of the most interesting points came from Kim's longtime friend Chrissy Teigen.

    Chrissy took the opportunity to draw attention to the double standard faced by celebs, who are expected to be grateful to the same people who are the first to criticise them when anything goes wrong.

    Fame is interesting. Celebs are supposed to love you guys while also knowing you'd make a meme of our dead bodies to get retweets

    She was also quick to point out that while she's lucky to be able to live the way she does, the whole idea of fame is slightly weird.

    I dunno. It's hard to explain because everyone thinks money and fame is pure awesome, so it just sounds whiny. I get it, trust me. Go off.

    It is just a weird little world that I cannot expect anyone to get. I know it seems super awesome and laughable. I know.

    When someone questioned whether we should feel sorry for Kim because she "owns millions of dollars in jewellery alone", Chrissy swiftly shut that argument down...

    ...and pointed out that, as a society, we should be more empathetic towards everyone – not just celebrities.

    Please do not think that I think celebrities are special snowflakes. I just miss empathy, in general, for everyone.

    Oh, and of course, because Chrissy Teigen is the best, the conversation came with a solid dose of clapping back at her trolls.

    Well said, Chrissy. πŸ’–

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