Listen, I'm no fan of the Kardashians. It's probably the one reality show that I don't watch. However, I was really troubled with everyone saying she made that robbery story up. Granted, her mom is not above making such a story up, but I don't think that she did. And it was truly traumatic for her, so why can't we give someone empathy and allow them to be a victim of the crime? Why do we make it their fault? Do we feel like it can't happen to us if we make it the victim's fault?
Kim was robbed. It was an inside job. Think about someone coming into your hotel room and threatening to kill you for your stuff? That's terrifying.
It's not just her, we're blaming. The mother in Redding, California who was kidnapped for two weeks has been accused of making the whole story up. Though she came back bloodied and bruised. Why would ANYONE do that for a GoFundMe scam? She had two little kids and yet, now we think everyone is "Gone Girl" -- it's just crazy. Just because we can't explain a crime, doesn't mean it didn't happen. What do we gain by making her a liar and a scammer? We may gain someone who is monstrous, running free!
For example, the woman who was kidnapped from her home by a sociopathic stalker, was accused of making the whole thing up. Police had to apologize to her, but the truth is, by them not looking for her, she could have easily been killed. It was easier for the police to believe she wanted attention. http://www.ocregister.com/articles/diaz-740628-hadley-rape.html
This was her tormenter:
We need to start getting smart about how mental illness has crept into our day-to-day lives and stop blaming victims because we don't see the crime happen.
FYI, sorry, my links aren't working properly. Working on that as we speak. : )