Jonathan Cheban, 46, known as Kim Kardashian’s best friend who officially goes by the name ‘Foodgod’, was robbed in New Jersey during the weekend as reported by People and many other outlets.
Cheban is known to love his food and he became famous after appearing on ‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians’. According to reports, the former publicist was with his mother and a friend at Englewood Cliffs when the robbery took place, his representative told the magazine. The robber who allegedly pointed the gun at Cheban’s mother’s head took Cheban’s Richard Millie watch worth $250,000. The incident is said to have occurred on August 2, 2020, at 8.30 pm. The “two male suspects” fled the scene on foot. This is of course a tragic story and the full news of the incident is yet to be revealed, but internet users wasted no time in wondering if this was staged. Many accused Cheban of wanting to be like his reality star best friend Kim.
As TMZ broke the news and tweeted their article on Twitter, captioning it, “‘Foodgod’ Jonathan Cheban Robbed at Gunpoint in New Jersey,” one of the first comments was, “He wants to be Kim Kardashian so bad.” And many agreed with this. Users were referring to the time when Kim was robbed in Paris four years ago. At first, the reality star blamed herself for flashing her jewelry on Snapchat and making herself vulnerable to the robbers, but later it was revealed that she was in fact followed for a while before the incident took place. The internet of course, is as cruel as ever, and dragged Cheban through the dirt with some showing no remorse or empathy.
He wants to be Kim Kardashian so bad
— Targaryen (@ysslaurrentt) August 3, 2020
One user wrote, “He looks more like the guy who did the robbing getting arrested… just a thought,” with another adding, “*Laughs In Jussie Smollett*” with a gif of the actor referring to the incident where Smollett had planned his own brutal attack.
He looks more like the guy who did the robbing getting arrested…
just a thought 🤔
— Michael Del Tufo (@MichaelDelTufo) August 3, 2020
Many were insinuating that Cheban may be lying about the incident. According to reports, a composite of a suspect and picture of Cheban’s watch has been released by the police. “The first suspect – who is described as a dark-skinned Hispanic male, in his late 20s to early 30s wearing a purple shirt, light blue jeans, and white and gray sneakers – approached the victim in the driveway of the residence on East Bayview,” read a release according to People.
“I want to see the Video! These ‘celebs’ usually have video cameras around their house. And ‘Oh Please’ a watch worth $250,000 and you wear it to the mall. Nice Try Cheban #TMZ #[email protected] @HarveyLevinTMZ @TMZLiveSkype,” wrote one user.
Another added, “Jonathan cheban apparantly got robbed yesterday and they took his 250k watch. He makes a show of said watch in two of his insta stories just hours before said robbery but also is said to not wear expensive items on him since Kim Kardashians robbery I smell a rat.”
Jonathan cheban apparantly got robbed yesterday and they took his 250k watch . He makes a show of said watch in two of his insta stories just hours before said robbery 🤔 but also is said to not wear expensive items on him since Kim Kardashians robbery🤔I smell a rat🤥
— 💋💋Happy⭐️💕💓 (@HappyWindl) August 3, 2020