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Kim Kardashian took it in stride last Thursday night when a young woman hit her with a bag of flour as she was walking the red carpet -- but that doesn't mean Kim thinks "flour bombing" is a laughing matter. In fact, after initially declining to press charges against the woman, Kardashian now says she might file charges in the next few days.
"I said earlier no I wasn't (going to file a complaint)," Kardashian, 31, tells E! News. "I am just going to think about it, because I don't want someone to think they can really get away with that. So we are going to handle that."
Kardashian was posing for pictures at a Los Angeles event celebrating the launch of her new fragrance, True Reflection, and the organization Dress for Success when an unidentified woman hit her with a bag of flour. The woman, thought to be an animal-rights activist, called Kardashian a "fur hag," alluding to the fact that Kim sometimes wears animal furs.
Kardashian was quickly led off the carpet by security and mom Kris Jenner, but she made sure to get herself cleaned up and back on the red carpet as quickly as possible. "As soon as I got in the elevator, 'I said, 'Guys there are a ton of people that are paying money to be at this event," she says, adding that she would have felt she "letting them down...disrespecting them" if she bailed.
"I was laughing it off earlier and, you know, I think that is the only thing I knew how to do at the time," Kardashian admits to E! "But I just think it is such a shame that someone like that... would ruin an event, or attempt to ruin an event, that was based around, not only my fragrance, but this organization, Dress For Success. I mean that's what the event was about. These women flew in from all over the country to be a part of this event, that are underprivileged women, that really got the shine taken away from them a little bit. That's why I am calling in now. I feel bad that it was kind of derailed from that."
Not everyone thinks Kardashian should press charges, however. PETA is offering its support of the flour bomber, and even says they'll pay for the activist's legal fees if need by.
"We don't believe Kim would be so shortsighted as to go after this woman," a PETA representative tells E! News. "But if she does, we'll definitely look at how to maximize exposure to the cruel fur industry, and that could mean defending the activist if she wishes."
For Kardashian, however, the issue at hand has nothing to do with her attacker's beliefs.
"I think, 'What if that was some other substance? What if that person had a dangerous weapon?' It's scary," she says. "And what's even scarier is this woman acted as if she was a part of the press. She just came out of nowhere! And so we are definitely changing things up a little bit, amping up security, taking some measures, and... I'm gonna definitely deal with it because it is not acceptable."