Kim Kardashian brushed off, literally, a bag of flour that was dumped on her as she walked the red carpet to a media event for the launching of her perfume, True Reflection. A woman was detained but later released.
Kim has become a lightning rod for criticism and derision ever since she decided to end her marriage to basketball player Kris Humphries just 72 days after her blowout wedding.
Kim, 31, spent the entire season of her reality show “Kourtney & Kim Take New York” trashing Humphries in an attempt to justify her decision. They are now locked in a bitter divorce. Humphries wants an annulment on the grounds of fraud.
Kim has also drawn the ire of animal rights groups for her insistence on wearing fur. PETA has denied any involvement in the attack, but TMZ reported that the woman shouted “Fur Hag.”
It’s always hard to tell what’s staged and what’s real when it comes to the “reality” star. But this time the flour bombing may have been spontaneous and unplanned.
So far, no motive has been given for the attack. The woman remains unidentified although she was described as Asian. She was later released, after Kardashian declined to press charges.
After the attack Kim walked into a private room of the hotel, removed her black blazer, brushed off the white powder and continued with the event. Her momager Kris Jenner was with her but was not a target.
“That probably is the craziest, unexpected, weird thing that ever happened to me,’ she told E! Online. “Like I said to my makeup artist, I wanted more powder and that’s a whole lot of translucent powder right there.”
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