If you ever needed another reason to dislike rich people and celebrities, oh boy, oh boy, oh boy are you in for a treat today. Studies have shown that people who earn in excess of 70 thousand dollars a year are 30% more like to shoplift than people earning less than a quarter of that amount. If you’re not already balling your fist in rage and contemplating changing your laptop wallpaper to a picture of Donald Trump just so you can uppercut the hell out of it. Wait until you hear the reason why wealthy people steal things.
Obviously the reason isn’t need, because these are the kind of people who use soap made from eagle tears and tiger cub kidneys, they don’t need anything. Nope, according to the research, rich and/or celebrity shoplifters, shoplift mainly due to a sense of entitlement, as in, they simply feel like the should be able to steal things, because screw you, they’re rich. You know, because people who earn enough money to wallpaper their home with Xbox 360’s shouldn’t have to deal with filthy poor people when they go shopping, in fact, they shouldn’t have to deal with anything, or anyone. They should be able to cram their pants full of cat food and sprint out to the car park unmolested. To make it worse, the wealthier a shoplifter is, the less likely they are to go to jail or suffer any sort of retribution for their actions. Because life is just that fair.
So remember kids, crime is never the answer, unless you rich or famous, then you can steal whatever the hell you want.
Read our follow up to this article, Top 10 Wealthiest Thieves.