‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians’ production is on hold following Kim’s robbery
The world seemed to pause when reports of Kim Kardashian being held at gunpoint and robbed in her Paris apartment last week surfaced. Similarly, in response to the traumatic incident, production for Keeping Up with the Kardashians will be placed on hold, a spokesperson for the network confirmed to ABC News in a statement Friday. This means there will be a slight delay in the completion of the E! reality series’ current season, but obviously, wrapping up the season is hardly the network’s priority right now. “Kim’s well-being is our core focus right now. No decision has been made as to when we will resume production,” the statement read.
ABC reports the reality show is likely to return Oct. 23, but its delay in production shows that contrary to what the many people who mocked and treated the robbery incident like a light affair believed, Kardashian’s run-in with robbers was a serious and traumatic experience for the reality star. Her (totally understandable) need for time off shows the robbery has clearly affected her.
Further evidence of this is that Kanye West rescheduled tour dates for his Saint Pablo tour in the wake of the robbery, pushing Oct. 4 and 6 dates to Dec. 13 for Philly and Dec. 22 for Detroit “due to family concerns,” presumably a reference to Kardashian’s experiences. At the Meadows Festival in New York, West abruptly stopped 45 minutes into his set, claimed to “have a family emergency” and said he had “to stop the show,” before walking offstage upon hearing what had happened to Kardashian.
On Sunday, Kardashian was allegedly bound, gagged, and robbed at gunpoint by thieves dressed as police in her Paris apartment, who stole $11 million worth of jewelry and other items while Kardashian was locked in the bathroom. At the time, Kardashian reportedly feared the robbers would rape and kill her, so her response to the undeniably traumatic experience and need for some time to recuperate makes perfect sense.
Kardashian safely flew back to the United States from Paris, where she was attending Fashion Week, on Monday. The internet responded with more memes than sympathy for the reality star, and as a whole, the incident was treated as a joke. The woman lost millions and literally was afraid that she would die — this is no laughing matter, and hopefully the world will come to realize this as we are all collectively punished with a few weeks without a new KUWTK episode.