- The Washington Times - Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Responding to social media backlash and unwanted media attention, California costume maker Costumeish has removed a Kim Kardashian West-inspired costume design and issued an apology on Twitter.

“Due to the extensive out-lash we have decided to remove the ‘Parisian Heist’ costume from our website. We are sorry if it offended anyone,” the company tweeted Tuesday afternoon.

People magazine highlighted the controversy in a story Tuesday afternoon headlined “It Will Always Be Too Soon for This Kim Kardashian Robbery Costume.”

“Last year we had the questionable Caitlyn Jenner costume inspired by her Vanity Fair cover, and this year the most tasteless costume of the season has to go to the ‘Parisian Heist Robbery Victim Kit’ currently being sold by Costumeish.com for $69.99,” People said.

While “[t]he ‘Victim Kit’ in question never refers to Kim specifically by name … the overwhelming amount of details make it clear they could be referring to no one else,” People said. After all, “the costume comes with a ‘white short sexy robe,’ a long black wig, oversize sunglasses, a fake gag, two feet of rope and a ‘$4 Million Dollar’ ring.”

For her part, Ms. Kardashian West has not weighed in, having not tweeted since Oct. 2. 


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