- The Washington Times - Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Australian author and actress Vanessa de Largie penned a column Tuesday admitting she had a fleeting hope that Kim Kardashian West had been murdered by the Paris men who robbed her of $10 million worth of jewelry earlier this month.

Ms. de Largie, a self-described “feminist” and sex-blogger, said the first thing that came to her mind when hearing Ms. Kardashian West had been gagged and robbed at gunpoint in her private Paris apartment was, “Why couldn’t they have killed her?”

“I have zero interest in anything without a soul,” Ms. de Largie wrote in a column for The Daily Telegraph. “There were those who rushed to defend and empathize with Kardashian West — the wife, the mother, and the daughter. But where was the empathy for young girls who are made to feel inadequate because of the Kardashian tribe? And where was the empathy for young girls who have consulted with a plastic surgeon in order to conceive the nose, bosom or butt Kimmy insists are real?

“I can’t connect to cookie-cutter celebrities, Botox, and reality TV,” she continued. “They make me want to chunder. Give me real people. Give me people who can move their faces. Give me people that have views and opinions.”

Ms. de Largie diminished Ms. Kardashian West’s business accomplishments and blasted her as “vapid, vacuous and narcissistic.”

“As a society, we should be disturbed that people like her actually have influence over our young. Who cares if she was on the front of Forbes Magazine? Who cares if she is married to a hip-hop artist who thinks he can be the next American President,” she wrote. “I was not surprised when I went on social media and read thousands of comments echoing my initial thoughts of the robbery. The masses wanted her blown away. When you offer so little to the world, is it any wonder that people react viciously to you when something tragic occurs?

“But while Kardashian West had $14 million of diamonds and her sense of safety stolen that night, what about all the girls who have been robbed of their innocence and sense of self in their quest to emulate their idol?” Ms. de Largie concluded. “The human race, specifically women, would be better off without that.”

The comments on Ms. de Largie’s column were largely negative, with many commenters expressing shock that a feminist would wish physical harm against another woman. Ms. de Largie took to Facebook to defend herself against the negative comments, complaining that she’s received a torrent of abuse for saying what everyone else was thinking.

“The column has been misinterpreted,” she wrote. “In the beginning I state that my ‘initial’ thought was ‘Why couldn’t they have killed her?’ A fleeting thought, much like the thousands of thoughts we all think and discard every day. I decided to be honest about having that initial thought and exploring why myself and others in comments sections ‘may’ have felt that way. Obviously I don’t want Kim to die. I don’t want anyone to die. If you look at this page and my website and other articles, you will see, I am a decent human being. I am also a survivor of rape and [domestic violence] myself. (which I’ve written books and columns about) But I just wanted to be totally honest and admit to this thought. Most people wouldn’t write about the thoughts they think.”

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