Kim Kardashian's Robbery and the Real Pink Panthers

October 7, 2016

I think Marina Hyde of The Guardian may have spoken too soon with her last piece of literature. Her article, “Kim Kardashian, the Pink Panthers and the missing jewels” reveals an underlying message of bias. As a writer, I could succumb to Hyde’s beliefs that the only thing beneath the human being is to never be taken seriously. However, no one can justify a violent crime, not even the Kardashians.


Hyde seems to hold a commitment to the service of journalism. She believes that iconic fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld is as clueless as Inspector Clouseau, the cartoon caricature in the Pink Panther. The words she uses are not vulgar or unspeakable as a trademark to journalism. But the real problem is that she instinctively accuses that Karl accused the victim because he chose to raise the issue. Karl mentioned, “I don’t understand why she (Kim Kardashian) was in a hotel with no security.”


Hyde should reverse the roles. If Karl was a woman, how worthy is the material in the metaphorical crime scene that she indicated? Karl was wearing his trademark trench coat and high-neck blouse, but Kim’s body image was not construed to the image that a woman can peg her worthiness. Many young models in the fashion industry turn towards drugs, prostitution, and sometimes ultimately death. The problem is that Hyde’s comprehension as a journalist relies on the incendiary words of what Karl said.


According to Hyde, Karl became rich because of his handbags for women. So why would Kim Kardashian and Kendal Jenner gravitate towards Karl’s fashion world? Famous writer Oscar Wilde is right in this case that modern journalism always gives the opinions of the uneducated.


Undoubtedly, a new revelation came out that Kim Kardashian had finally found God. In fact more celebrities and journalists are coming out to support her and her new empowerment. God understands when a prisoner converts to faith as it works as a shame management in coping with a new strategy. When a celebrity does something wrong they remain powerless against their adoring fans and subsequently change their human aspect into an agent of God.


Even Kourtney mentioned a biblical script of forgiveness on her Twitter account. This solicitation may be a framework of forgiveness and for Kim to control her unknown future. Celebrities should not devalue God by fostering survival as no one truly knows if Kim has found God. For all we know it could be a defense mechanism designed to reduce tension and avoid threatening economic situations rather than confronting these issues head-on.


Or, it can simply be that Kim has actually found God because her experience was so traumatic and threatened her life. So now Kim’s friends claim that she will pullback on social media and not display her personal wealth. Kim reluctantly agreed with her critics; she put a target on her back. She pontificated, “Material things mean nothing, it’s not all about money.”


There’s no doubt God appreciates these words; God understands the most refined questions of dealing effectively or ineffectively with life’s most difficult problems. Unfortunately though, sometimes religion does become a form of denial and passive in its outlook.


Hyde has accused French authorities of casting aspersions against Kim as a woman. In fact she questions whether or not they do the same with rape cases. It wasn’t a rape case, it was a robbery. Any professional detective, albeit male or female, would include all the usual suspects. By this I mean the individual themselves, their bodyguards, and any one else connected to the celebrity. How can you change the sequence of professionalism that is standard globally in the practice of investigations?


The most prevailing thought process with celebrity culture is consumption, excess, and ubiquitous bad behavior. The public loves to judge and condemn celebrities. These celebrities believe they’re influential role models in American society. The celebrity culture’s central theme is to rise from obscurity to fame and fortune. Unwittingly, the culture itself promotes their products as part of their lifestyle to reflect their economic rise.


Celebrity culture mitigates and shifts, often resulting in the disappearance of fans. Hyde mentions Paris Hilton, where is she now? Celebrities fabricating stories draws upon the social interaction of admiration followed by sympathy and then complete and utter condemnation.


The celebrities who believe themselves to have superior moral values rushed to Kim’s defense. Others, like Justin Timberlake, joked about the $10 million payoff. Perhaps these other celebrities view themselves not only in the context of popular culture, but by raw talent, refusing to distract themselves from the propaganda.


When celebrity content becomes uninspiring, superficial, and non-directional especially with reality stars, their product line has no option but to be promoted. The economic mobility of reality stars changes rapidly along with their social networks. Their careers end remarkably mimicking their respective booms and busts.  


Hyde also mentions the Pink Panther’s modus operand. I would agree that the Pink Panthers rely on intelligence, but this intelligence also relies critically on the targeted entourage. The Pink Panther’s raid in Cannes netted them 88 million Euros. However many of the Pink Panthers have been arrested in Paris, Barcelona, and Dubai to name a few. This has to do with security surveillance and sequences that investigators pieced together even when the operations were meticulous.


The Pink Panthers built their reputation as being brazen and guns without bullets. They’re referred to as gentlemanly criminals that rely on artistry. Their psychological DNA relies on celebrity notoriety and propaganda. They also rely on established networks toward publicity to get their information. Their true modus operand is to target where the jewels will be. They are not there to follow the celebrity.


No one is blaming the victim here. However, when there are inconsistencies speculation arises. It was odd that Kourtney Kardashian and Kendall Jenner did not arrive with their own trusted bodyguards. Every image they post includes their trusted bodyguards. If it was the Pink Panthers, the question is who made the initial contact and why did they drift towards stealing Kim’s two cell-phones?


Marina Hyde mentioned something about Marcel Proust. Instead, I choose to actually quote him. “Time, which changes people, does not alter the image we have retained of them.”


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