Kim Kardashian Slammed For Celebrating Birthday On A Private Island Amid Pandemic
Just another day, just another Kardashian drama. Recently, Kim Kardashian turned 40 and celebrated her birthday with her friends and family at a tropical getaway.
Kardashian flew her friends and family for the extravaganza outing during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and later, shared numerous pictures. This move by the beauty mogul did not sit right with people, as it came out insensitive when people are going through troubled times. This resulted into Twitter users slamming her for this act, also leading to a spark in new memes.
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40 and feeling so humbled and blessed. There is not a single day that I take for granted, especially during these times when we are all reminded of the things that truly matter. For my birthday this year, I couldn’t think of a better way to spend it than with some of the people who have helped shaped me into the woman I am today. Before COVID, I don’t think any of us truly appreciated what a simple luxury it was to be able to travel and be together with family and friends in a safe environment. After 2 weeks of multiple health screens and asking everyone to quarantine, I surprised my closest inner circle with a trip to a private island where we could pretend things were normal just for a brief moment in time. We danced, rode bikes, swam near whales, kayaked, watched a movie on the beach and so much more. I realize that for most people, this is something that is so far out of reach right now, so in moments like these, I am humbly reminded of how privileged my life is. #thisis40
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This post led to a lot of criticism, where people called her ‘tone-deaf’ for her actions. As her sister Kourtney Kardashian once said, “Kim, there’s people that are dying” when she lost her earrings few years ago, fits perfect in this pandemic. Take a look at the tweets below.
This thread is so unbelievably awful. You could have done all this and stfu about it. Or, y’know, donated the money you were going to spend. Or all of the tests you used. This is not being “humbled” 🤦🏻♂️ https://t.co/q5kjzPEcQS
— Tom Payne (@justanactor) October 27, 2020
I haven't seen ma family in 4 months because I work a public-facing job and I'm absolutely terrified of the possibility of passing Covid on to my vulnerable parents. I hope you had fun pretending things were normal, but spare a thought for those of us staying in the real world. https://t.co/O1YL1RLSqz
— ¤ Miss PunnyPennie ¤ (@Lenniesaurus) October 27, 2020
— Scott Bixby (@scottbix) October 27, 2020