Kim Kardashian West is catching some heat on Twitter for her 40th-birthday party. No, not the surprise 40th-birthday party her family threw that re-created all her past birthdays. I’m talking about her other 40th-birthday party, the one that took place on a private island. Wait, you didn’t hear about that?
Well, it happened. Kardashian West posted photos from it on October 27. “40 and feeling so humbled and blessed,” she wrote in the caption alongside several photos of her family and friends frolicking on an island. “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.”
She also posted these bikini shots, presumably from the same trip:
On the surface, Kardashian West covered all her bases in her caption. She says her guests quarantined, they did multiple health screenings, she recognized her privilege, blah, blah, blah. But…we’re still in the middle of a global pandemic. People are losing their jobs and loved ones left and right. Even if she did ensure this trip was safe, to post about it is tone-deaf. Why not just…go on the trip—and say nothing at all?
Anyway, it didn’t take long for Twitter users to start roasting her, many co-opting the language, “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.” There were other jokes too. Peep them for yourself, below:
Kardashian West hasn’t responded to the backlash yet. Maybe she’s still on the island?
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