Ah, sweet, sweet 40. In case you did not know, which is hard not to after the immense advertising that was done about it, our favorite American socialite and Queen of tone-deaf actions, Kim Kardashian West just turned 40!
And of course, Kim had a whole blowout that lasted a week to celebrate this momentous occasion. I mean, we understand. It is not every day you turn 40.
However, flying your entire inner circle to a private island and celebrating like there is not a worldwide pandemic happening is way too much. Even for the Kardashians.
Kim posted many pictures with her friends and family on her birthday trip. And took to social media as she “recognized her privilege.”
“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”
Kim K Lands In Hot Water Over Tone Deaf Birthday Posts
Despite Kim’s best efforts to address the pandemic, there were many people who sounded off on her tone-deaf comments.
“I haven’t seen ma family in 4 months because I work a public-facing job. And I’m absolutely terrified of the possibility of passing Covid on to my vulnerable parents. I hope you had fun pretending things were normal. But spare a thought for those of us staying in the real world,” one person tweeted as a reply to Kim K.
“nobody in this family could read a room if their life depended on it,” another Twitter user said.
“lmao reading this as half of my office got laid off today,” wrote another.
“everyone mad at this tweet is just jealous that they didn’t think to fly their jets to their own private islands. it’s so obvious yet kim is the only one who thought to do it. that’s why she’s a visionary and y’all are stuck at work 💅,” a Twitter user joked.
Another person tweeted, “Glad to see the Kardashians are thriving while the rest of us desperately need a f*cking $1200 bare minimum stimulus package that’s never coming in order to try to make ends somewhat meet.”
KKW Beauty Mogul Flaunts Her Body On Instagram
And if that was not enough, Kim K decided to flaunt off her body which leads to even more negative responses. She took to Instagram to post a series of bikini shots from the trip, captioning the post, “This is 40!” Little did she know that her wanting to show off her 40th body would result in further backlash.
“40 = fake everythang!” an Instagram user commented. While another said, “Of course you look like that at 40 with everything you have done 😂”
Another user commented, “With money anything is possible 😂”
And well, we don’t need to say anymore. You get the gist.
Turns out 40 might not be the year Kim K wanted it to be. Here’s to hoping the rest of her year is better than the start of it.