Kim Kardashian Slammed For “Disgustingly Tone Deaf” Birthday Trip Amid Pandemic

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From Kim Kardashian’s birthday journey (courtesy kimkardashian)

Highlights

  • The journey reportedly took celebs to Tahiti on board a Boeing 777
  • Kanye West reportedly joined the occasion halfway by way of the week
  • Kardashian stated her friends had been requested to quarantine for 2 weeks

Los Angeles:

Actuality TV star Kim Kardashian confronted a backlash Tuesday after chartering a non-public jet to fly her entourage to a distant tropical island for lavish 40th birthday celebrations through the Covid pandemic.

Kardashian and her “closest internal circle” spent final week dancing, kayaking and swimming with whales on a non-public isle the place they might “fake issues have been regular only for a short second in time,” she tweeted.

The journey took the celebrities, together with sisters Khloe and Kourtney and half-sister Kendall Jenner, some 4,000 miles (6,400 kilometers) from Los Angeles to Tahiti on board a Boeing 777, in response to E! and TMZ.

Husband Kanye West reportedly joined the occasion halfway by way of the week.

“Earlier than COVID, I do not suppose any of us really appreciated what a easy luxurious it was to have the ability to journey and be along with household and pals in a secure surroundings,” she wrote.

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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However the glamorous festivities — and Kardashian’s posts trumpeting them — have been instantly condemned as “disgustingly tone deaf” by social media customers at a time when coronavirus has killed greater than 226,000 People, and California stays underneath a non-essential journey ban.

“Cool, individuals have needed to say goodbye to family members over the telephone whereas they died alone in a hospital. however neat journey to publish throughout social media whereas the world suffers. so humble and so all the way down to earth, really,” tweeted @JBomb11, in a publish swiftly drawing 11,000 “likes.”

“Are you that insensitive you do not notice this isn’t what nearly all of individuals through the worst Covid spike but wish to hear? Persons are going to meals banks not personal islands,” posted British musician Peter Frampton.

Kardashian stated her friends had been requested to quarantine for 2 weeks earlier than departure, and had undergone a number of “well being screens.”

She is just not the primary movie star to face the wrath of social media customers for flaunting their privilege through the Covid-19 pandemic.

In March, because the US adopted a lot of the world into lockdown, Hollywood stars led by Gal Gadot (“Marvel Lady”) have been ridiculed for a video montage of themselves singing “Think about” from their sprawling properties.

The video, supposed to supply hope, was slammed as being out of contact with the lives of on a regular basis individuals.

(Aside from the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV workers and is revealed from a syndicated feed.)

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