‘Cruel, insensitive and clueless,’ say Twitterati to Kim Kardashian as she shares pictures of her private island birthday bash amid pandemic


Recently Kim Kardashian West celebrated her 40th birthday in a massive way. After a nostalgia-themed birthday bash, courtesy her sisters and mother, Kim celebrated her special day on a private island. She shared several photos from her party on social media which showed the party being attended by a large number of people in close proximity without social distancing or wearing masks amid the on-going coronavirus pandemic.

In the caption of her post, Kim said that she had asked all her guests to quarantine and undergo several ‘health screens’ before she surprised them by flying them to a private island. However, her photos did not elicit the response she must have expected from the netizens. Despite, Kim’s acknowledgement of her ‘privilege’, Twitterati were not impressed by her callousness and insensitivity as the world is grappling with the pandemic and its aftermath in the form of homelessness, unemployment and the death of loved ones.


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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1970s rock icon Peter Frampton even responded to Kim’s post on Twitter and wrote, “Are you that insensitive you don’t realise this is not what the majority of people during the worst covid spike yet want to hear? People are going to food banks not private islands.”

Check out some of the tweets from the Twitterati below:

Several posted memes on Twitter about Kim's bash: 

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