Piers Morgan condemns Kim Kardashian armed robbery but adds: "It might be best thing that happened to her"

Published Wednesday, Oct 5 2016, 12:02 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Piers Morgan has already condemned the armed robbers who stole millions of pounds worth of jewellery from Kim Kardashian West in a terrifying ordeal.

But on today's Good Morning Britain he suggested the incident may have a positive side effect for the star.

Kim Kardashian attends the Givenchy show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2017 on October 2, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

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Kim was in Paris for Fashion Week.

"It might be the best thing that ever happened to her. She's already stopped social media for a bit. If it makes her realise, if it makes her think about her responsibility to [fans], she could become a better role model to them."

Piers also spoke about Chanel icon Karl Lagerfeld's recent comments on Kim's attack, saying: "Karl Lagerfeld, the great fashion designer, came out with a pretty stinging attack saying, 'If you're going to flaunt your wealth on social media and tell people where you are, other people will want a piece of that wealth.' It's a very good point to make."

He then joked Kim would be "gutted it's not on camera, won't she?!"

Susanna Reid and Piers Morgan on Good Morning Britain, broadcast on ITV1 HD, April 2015

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Piers with Susanna Reid on GMB.

The Keeping Up With The Kardashians cameras were not rolling during the armed robbery, which happened around 2.30 local time while Kim was in her rented luxury apartment in Paris.

A gang of five men are believed to have threatened the building's concierge with a gun, handcuffed him and forced him to show them where Kim was staying. Two of the masked men, dressed as police officers, gained entry to Kim's quarters. They handcuffed her, bound and gagged her, and locked her in the bathroom before making off with millions of pounds worth of jewellery.

A rep for Kim, 35, said she was "badly shaken" but unharmed.

It's said Kim's friend managed to lock herself in a downstairs room during the ordeal, where she contacted Kim's bodyguard, Pascal Duvier, who was on another assignment, protecting Kendall Jenner and Kourtney Kardashian at nightclub.

Kim gave a statement to police and departed Paris via private jet later that day, returning to New York where she was reunited with husband Kanye West and their children North, three, and Saint, nine months. Kanye had stopped a concert mid-set on Sunday when he learned what happened to his wife.

Meanwhile, Piers has tweeted about how horrifying the ordeal was for Kim, telling fans: "Feel very sorry for @KimKardashian. Must have been a terrifying experience. #Paris #robbery... No woman 'deserves' to be tied up at gunpoint & robbed in her home..."

He has also written an editorial for Daily Mail criticisng her bodyguard for not being with her at the time: "To leave your globally famous female boss alone in an apartment laden with millions of dollars worth of jewels when she's already just been attacked in the city, is a stunning dereliction of duty."