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Tuesday, 4 October 2016

As ratings for Keeping Up With The Kardashians keep falling, is it any wonder Kim’s gunpoint ordeal is seen by some as a huge PR stunt

Daily Mail: Perhaps the saddest thing about the whole sorry affair is that people were quick to suggest the whole thing may have been a PR stunt, with many pointing out that this brutal robbery could not have come at a more opportune moment.

It raises Kim’s profile just as the next series of her reality TV show, Keeping Up With The Kardashians, prepares to air. Ratings have been falling lately, reaching an all-time low in June for an episode in which her brother Rob announced his engagement to model Blac Chyna.

Some are asking if this is Kim’s most audacious publicity stunt yet — a cruel suggestion, given that she was tied up at gunpoint in what must have been an incredibly distressing attack.

Yet as the catwalk shows that Kim was attending in Paris continued yesterday (indeed, it was at these very shows that Kim had intended to wear her favourite jewels), many fashion insiders have been discussing this.

The story was picked over, with some asserting that bathrooms cannot generally be locked from the outside, so how did this happen? And many found it hard to believe that her security team was absent or overpowered.

One fashion editor told The Hollywood Reporter, a respected industry magazine: ‘I am suspicious because I don’t think anything in her life happens that she hasn’t orchestrated. Where was the TV crew?’

Even her biographer, Sean Smith, said that he is intrigued by several aspects of the robbery...read more>>>...