Kim Kardashian West's Hairstylist Gets Emotional After Paris Robbery: 'Let's All Take Care of One Another'
"I hate when bad things happen to good people," Jen Atkin said on Snapchat
Kim Kardashian West‘s recent ordeal has not only rocked the star and her family, but also her close circle of friends.
Just two days after the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star was robbed at gunpoint in Paris, family hairstylist Jen Atkin took to Snapchat to urge fans and followers — particularly women — to stay safe and look out for each other.
“I just want to take minute to address what happen the other night,” said Atkin, who is currently in Paris and was out with Kardashian West’s sisters Kourtney Kardashian and Kendall Jenner at the time of the incident. “I’m still a bit in shock and I hate when bad things happen to good people, especially people that I love and I’m so grateful that nobody was hurt.”
“I think it’s a really great lesson for all of us, especially women who are traveling in foreign countries, traveling alone or traveling together: Make sure to use the buddy system when you’re going out at night and if you’re dropping someone off, make sure that they get inside safely,” she continued. “I think we just need to make sure that we take care of one another and just be very, very cautious of your surrounding.”
Atkin also called attention to the issue of constant updates in today’s social media world — which some point out may have made Kardashian West a target.
“It’s been a huge wakeup call for me for social media, because I think that we need to be very careful about geotag locations and posting live so that people know your whereabouts,” said Atkin. “No matter who you are, you just need to be very cautious because there are crazy people out there.”
Atkin said using the upload from camera roll function on applications like Instagram or Snapchat are the way to go, rather than always updating your feed with live images or videos.
“The camera roll can be your best friend because you can always post something later — just save it to your camera roll so people don’t know where you are at all times,” said Atkin.
“I just hope and pray that everybody is safe and I don’t want bad people to take our joy away from us and our ability to live,” she continued, getting emotional. “And I think there’s so much power in ‘If you see something, say something,’ and that goes for not only people that you know but strangers. Just be really cautious and let’s all take care of one another out there.”
“That’s my two cents,” she added. “I love you guys, I love Paris.”
Kardashian West, 35, was held at gunpoint early Monday morning by five masked men dressed as police officers. The reality star was staying at The No Address Hotel while attending Paris Fashion Week.
The men entered the through the service entrance around 2:30 a.m. Sources told PEOPLE that Kardashian West was tied up and locked in her bathroom while the men made off with two cellphones and about $10 million worth of jewelry, including a $4 million ring.
“She is badly shaken but physically unharmed,” her rep told PEOPLE.
“He feels like she was terrorized. It’s not just that she was robbed; it’s that she was put into a position where she begged for her life, thought she was going to be raped,” said the insider. “She was brutalized and manhandled.”
Another source told PEOPLE that Kardashian West “is still upset, but being with the kids made her feel a bit better.”