‘The Bling Ring’s’ Top Priority: Stealing Miranda Kerr, Paris Hilton’s Underwear
The Bling Ring — the gang of teenagers who famously stole from the homes of Lindsay Lohan, Megan Fox and Paris Hilton and now is being forever immortalized in a Sofia Coppola movie — not only wanted to rob celebrities of their fancy jewels but also their unmentionables too.
According to Nancy Jo Sales, the journalist who famously interviewed the ring members, the burglars were obsessed with stealing the stars’ lingerie.
“They wanted to look sexy. Looking sexy in a celebrity’s clothes, well that’s even sexier,” Sales told Vanity Fair.
“Especially Miranda Kerr, who’s a Victoria’s Secret model. The fact that they stole the underwear just seems so weird, but it’s not weird when you think about it, because they’re growing up at a time when their culture is constantly telling them to be sexy.”
The home of Kerr’s husband, Orlando Bloom, was also robbed by the infamous gang.
“Stealing their underwear was part of a whole trend to emulate these celebrities. They don’t just want expensive underwear; they want Paris Hilton’s underwear,” Sales added.
“It’s trashy and inaccurate,” Neiers tweeted when she got word that Emma Watson would be playing a character based on her in the upcoming movie. “Based on Detective Goodkin and Nancy Joe Sales inaccurate information. 2 people who are everything they accused us of being: Celebrity status obsessed, fame & money hungry.”
“No one knows the real story behind the Bling Ring. All of the media outlets have gotten key facts in this case wrong, from names of defendants, who is involved in what robbery, who the leader of this crew was, and many more facts that we will never know because no one went to trial,” she added on her personal blog.
“I can only hope that this movie does not just tell the story of Los Angeles teens robbing the homes of celebrities, because that, I don’t believe, would have much impact on people, as the real cultural obsession with what the Bling Ring would.”