- Trip reportedly took celebrities to Tahiti aboard a Boeing 777
- Kanye West reportedly joined the party in the middle of the week
- Kardashian said her guests have been asked to be quarantined for two weeks
Reality TV star Kim Kardashian faced a backlash on Tuesday after charting a private jet to transport those around them to a remote tropical island for lavish 40th anniversary celebrations during the Covid pandemic.
Kardashian and her “closest inner circle” spent the last week dancing, kayaking and swimming with the whales on a private island where they could “pretend things were normal just for a brief moment,” he said. – she tweeted.
We danced, biked, 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 out of reach right now, so at times like these I humbly remember how privileged my life is. # thisis40pic.twitter.com/UYOcVBpytW
– Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) October 27, 2020
The trip took celebrities, including sisters Khloe and Kourtney and half-sister Kendall Jenner, some 6,400 kilometers from Los Angeles to Tahiti aboard a Boeing 777, according to E! and TMZ.
Husband Kanye West reportedly joins the party in the middle of the week.
“Before COVID, I don’t think any of us really appreciated how much of a luxury it was to be able to travel and be with family and friends in a safe environment,” she wrote.
40 and feeling so humble and blessed. There isn’t a single day that I take for granted, especially in these times when we all remember the things that really matter. On my birthday this year, I couldn’t think of a better way to spend it than with some of the people who have helped me become the woman I am today. Before COVID, I don’t think any of us really appreciated how simple a luxury it was to be able to travel and be with family and friends in a safe environment. After 2 weeks of multiple health screens and asking everyone to quarantine themselves, I surprised my closest entourage with a trip to a private island where we could pretend things were normal just for one. brief moment. We danced, biked, 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 out of reach right now, so at times like these I humbly remember how privileged my life is. # thisis40
But the glamorous festivities – and Kardashian’s posts touting them – were immediately condemned as “disgustingly deaf” by social media users at a time when the coronavirus has killed more than 226,000 Americans and California remains submissive a non-essential travel ban.
“Cool, people had to say goodbye to loved ones on the phone when they died alone in a hospital. But have a safe trip posting on social media while the world is in pain. So humble and down to earth, really. “@ JBomb11 tweeted, in a post that quickly garnered 11,000 likes.
“Are you so callous that you don’t realize that’s not what the majority of people during the worst Covid peak still want to hear? People go to food banks and not to private islands,” the musician said British Peter Frampton.
Kardashian said her guests were asked to self-quarantine for two weeks before departure and underwent several “health exams.”
She is not the first celebrity to face the wrath of social media users for flaunting their privilege during the Covid-19 pandemic.
In March, as the United States followed much of the world into lockdown, Hollywood stars led by Gal Gadot (“Wonder Woman”) were ridiculed for a video montage of themselves singing “Imagine” from their large houses.
The video, intended to give hope, has been criticized as being out of touch with ordinary people’s lives.
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