Celebrities defend Kim Kardashian against trolls following armed robbery

By Charlotte Willis, Victoria Craw

Countless fellow celebrities and fans have taken to Twitter to defend Kim Kardashian West after shock news she was tied up and held at gunpoint in an armed robbery in Paris.

Chrissy Teigen, James Corden and Piers Morgan all spoke out in support of the reality star following news she was locked in the bathroom of the luxury residence by five men reportedly posing as police.

While some trolls suggested the robbery was not newsworthy or suspicious, high-profile friends reminded them she was a mother-of-two and friend, first and foremost.

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Fans flooded social media as news of the incident broke, taking aim at those who responded to the terrifying ideal by making jokes.

But while many took to Twitter to send their sympathies to the reality star, there were those who were more cynical, suggesting the robbery may have been suspicious.

Some even asked whether the 35-year-old had orchestrated the whole incident, sharing their theory that the attack was nothing more than a publicity stunt to "drum up" ratings.

"Another hoax to drum up flagging publicity for these parasitic creatures dumbing down the collective IQ," one user tweeted.

"Man, people are really gullible! #KimKardashian is fake and this is only to promote her fake reality show. #fake #peoplearesheep," another posted.

Kardashian West is now safely back in New York City with her husband. The couple pulled up outside their Manhattan residence on Monday with an entourage of about 10 vehicles, 15 bodyguards and members of the NYPD, TMZ reports.

Kim's mother Kris Jenner, along with her boyfriend Corey Gamble, also emerged from one of the vehicles. The reality star's bodyguard Pascal Duvier, who was reportedly not in the apartment when the robbery occurred, was also with them.

Kris Jenner is surrounded by security as she leaves the New York residence where her daughter Kim Kardashian West is staying. Photo / AP
Kris Jenner is surrounded by security as she leaves the New York residence where her daughter Kim Kardashian West is staying. Photo / AP

Kim's spokeswoman said she was "badly shaken, but unharmed" following the incident.

Kanye West hastily cancelled his New York concert mid-show and rushed off stage citing a "family emergency".

Paris police are investigating after the robbers reportedly left with up to $14 million worth of jewellery on bikes..

- news.com.au

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