Kim Kardashian robbery-inspired costume pulled after outrage

A costume company sparked a wave of outrage after releasing a product that allows someone to dress up as a bound and gagged robbery victim in what is allegedly a reference to the Kim Kardashian robbery in Paris last week.

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Fox News reported that Costumeish is selling the costume, which is called "Parisian Hotel Robbery Victim." The costume does not mention Kardashian by name, but features a "short white robe, a long black wig, large sunglasses, a fake gag, two inches of rope, and a fake $4 million dollar ring."

"This Halloween it's all about the #Hallomeme and who better than America's goddess of all things glamorous 'Parisian Heist Robbery Victim Costume?'" the costume's description reads on the company's website. "She has devoted her life to promoting American decadence, youth, and hedonism, but all that flashy living caught up with her one night in Paris when armed men bound her, stole her jewelry and her peace of mind. This Halloween have some fun with pop culture and dress just like the Queen of Social media."

According to Fox News, Costumeish said they have “no intention of taking (the costume) down” as the product has “been selling well.”

"Our deepest sympathy to the family and nobody deserves to go (through) what she did. We are not mocking her, however, Halloween reflects pop culture and celebrities are no different," a representative told Fox News.

But the company seems to have changed its mind. Costumeish said in a tweet Tuesday that the costume has been pulled.

Kardashian was robbed at gunpoint on Oct. 3 at a Paris flat when five men dressed as police officers forced her to lead them into the building and reportedly stole more than $11 million in jewelry.

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