Kim Kardashian mocked by NRA over gunpoint robbery
The National Rifle Association has taken to Twitter to seemingly mock Kim Kardashian after she was robbed of millions in jewellery by armed men in Paris.
The reality star was left shaken when five men, two dressed as police offers, broke into her apartment in the French capital during the early hours Monday morning (03Oct16), robbing her at gunpoint of up to $10 million (£7.9 million) worth of jewellery.
However, not everyone has been sympathetic towards Kim, and now pro-gun advocacy NRA has shared its thoughts on the ordeal, posting pretend opposing views on the issue of gun control.
“Wait, criminals held @KimKardashian at gunpoint in Paris? How is that possible? Does anyone know if they passed a background check first?” a post read on the gun lobby's official Twitter page.
“It's shocking that these criminals did not subject themselves to Paris' strict #guncontrol laws before committing this awful crime," read another seemingly sarcastic tweet on the NRA's Twitter profile.
The NRA's unsympathetic response could be linked to the reality star's outspoken stance on gun control following the mass shootings at an Orlando nightclub in June (16), which became the deadliest in U.S. history.
“Under current federal law people on terror watch lists can legally buy guns – this is called the Terror Gap,” she wrote.
“The fact that anyone can so easily access guns is so scary & after all of the devastating loss the Senate should have not failed us!!!” she posted the same month.
While some Twitter users joined in the NRA's mockery, many of Kim’s fans jumped in to defend their idol, such as user @PittSimpleton who tweeted, “It's classless to make fun of the victim. Would it have been funny if it had been your mom or sister?”
Kim has remained silent on social media since the incident and jetted to New York on Monday to be reunited with her husband Kanye West, who has postponed two dates on his Saint Pablo tour to support his wife.
- Cover Media