Kim Kardashian Is Getting Dragged on Twitter for Her "Tone-Deaf" Private Island Birthday Party
"Conspicuous consumption isn't attractive when so many are suffering"
Twitter users are not impressed with the flagrant spending and the post's "tone-deaf" quality amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Some have retaliated by dragging her as hard as they can online, with some users boosting cries to "eat the rich" and for Kim to pay more in taxes.
"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," Kardashian wrote in the thread.
"[Forty] and feeling so humbled and blessed," she wrote "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."
According to TMZ, the media figure flew 40 of her closest friends out to the tropical paradise. Her guests included much of the extended Kardashian clan, including Kris, Khloe, Kourtney, Kendal, Tristan Thompson, and Scott Disick, among others. Notably, Kanye West was not in attendance — or at least not during the photoshoot.
See Kim's original post, as well as Twitter's reactions below.
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. pic.twitter.com/sSZVCdbKH9— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) October 27, 2020
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 pic.twitter.com/UYOcVBpytW— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) October 27, 2020
not even just kim k, but seeing people still truly not give a single fuck that we're in a pandemic is infuriating. influencers, other public figures, even people i know personally still having parties and shit, kindly go fuck yourself— katrina (@treeeenz) October 27, 2020
i would like bong joon-ho to direct the movie of Kim K's 40th bday getaway and cord jefferson can write the screenplay and baz luhrmann can executive produce— Delia Cai (@delia_cai) October 27, 2020
Kim K said pic.twitter.com/iV0NmmwPYM— Rohan Singh (@haan_singh91) October 27, 2020
like, have a birthday trip but to post it all over social media right now is disgustingly tone deaf AT BEST— Jenna WEAR A MASK Quigley (@JBomb11) October 27, 2020
"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."— Pickwhip It (@Marassta) October 27, 2020
And I'm supposed to be MAD someone wants to tax theses people more appropriately? pic.twitter.com/0qB4sUBzcG
Mask up, poors! pic.twitter.com/KtHdTjjE03— Gavin Eugene Short 🦐 (@big_bruiser) October 27, 2020
kim came on twitter to tell us.. pic.twitter.com/krcF5uHCWY— #ENDSARS #CONGOISBLEEDING (@chuuzus) October 27, 2020
We're going to tax you to much that you never be able to pretend you aren't subject to the same concerns we all share again— Boo!-per Lund (@cooperlund) October 27, 2020
Kim K really said pic.twitter.com/lvGxqcFJH4— Imakesillydrinksforaliving (@sadbaristaboi) October 27, 2020
Willing to offer my services as Kim Kardashian's "maybe don't post that" guy for 500k a year.— ify (@IfyNwadiwe) October 27, 2020
Your effort to rub your wealth and privilege into the faces of those of us who-— robopiper 🌊 (@Robopiper) October 27, 2020
•haven't seen our loved ones for months
•couldn't honor deceased friends and family with a proper funeral
•lost our job
•can't buy groceries
•can't make rent or mortgage payment
kim k literally just bragged about being so rich that the just movings of the world don't even apply to her or her whole entire family n then said she was humbled, I've had enough, eat the rich asap— jio joi (@_jggg) October 27, 2020
How arrogant and tone deaf. We have friends & relatives sick, dying, or unemployed. Many are struggling to feed their families every day.— Donna's Happy Place (@donna_place) October 27, 2020
Conspicuous consumption isn't attractive when so many are suffering.
In what universe do you think we:— Just Some Guy | Black Lives Matter (@Home_Halfway) October 27, 2020
1. Would think this was a good idea
2. Would think this is our normal way of living
3. Would think this was good PR
4. Would think this is the best use of your money with all that's happening