Kim Kardashian posted yet more pictures from her lavish 40th birthday bash on Wednesday, despite facing criticism over the trip to Marlon Brando’s The Brando Resort in Tahiti that took place during the pandemic.
The 40-year-old reality star shared a snap of herself with sisters Kourtney and Khloe after being hit was waves of disapproval online, with fans calling the event ‘tone deaf and insensitive’ and the likes of Colin Hanks and Ronan Farrow mocking her attempt at a humble caption.
However, it seems that the wife of Kanye West is continuing to ignore the outcry, despite trending on social media as everyone from fans to celebrities took issue with the luxurious vacation, reported to be worth $1million, taking place amid global lockdowns due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The mother of four posted a bikini snap of herself while posing with her siblings Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian.
Her post: Kim Kardashian was hit with waves of criticism on Tuesday after she shared a slideshow from her luxurious 40th birthday beach getaway with her friends and family, with fans calling it ‘tone deaf and insensitive.’ But the reality star appeared to ignore the criticism, as she continued to flaunt her luxurious vacation amid global lockdowns due to the COVID-19 pandemic
Colin Hanks replied ‘let them eat cake’ after Kim Kardashian shared images from the island
Kim, 40, showcased her impossibly flat midsection and curvy form in a tiny taupe colored bikini top and matching bottoms. The birthday girl had on a black bandanna with her tresses sleek and loose around her.
Kim captioned the beach and bikini image with: ‘Girls just wanna have sun.’
Fewer than 30 people went to the Tetiaroa atoll where on the island the 35 luxury villas rent for up to $20,000 a night and have private pools.
But they had to charter an 88-seater Crystal Cruises jet to get fewer than 30 people there on October 20.
‘The group was limited to Kim’s closest family and friends. Everyone on the trip was repeatedly tested for COVID before they left in the middle of the night on a private Boeing 777,’ A source told the Page Six.
‘Once on the island they had lavish dinner after dinner, spa treatments and hikes through the nature sanctuary. There was no expense spared. Everyone was banned from posting on social media by Kim to ensure her privacy.’
On the same day a Keeping Up With the Kardashians trailer showed a coronavirus scare, Khloe also showcased her trim midsection, opting for a leopard two piece; she wore her bikini bottoms high up on her hips.
The group of fewer than 30 people left in the middle of the night of October 20 on a private chartered Boeing 777, according to a source
The Crystal Cruises jet can seat 88 people according to a source who said the trip cost $1million
They stayed on Marlon Brando’s The Brando Resort in Tahiti which has only 35 villas
The luxury villas French Polynesian cost up to $20,000 per night and feature private pools
The brunette, 36, wore her tresses loose, adding large framed sunglasses to finish off her beachy look for French Polynesia.
Soon after Khloe – who was joined on the island by her daughter True’s father Tristan Thompson – shared four snaps of herself rocking a pink and black bikini during a mini photoshoot in the water.
Shortly after posting the images, Khloe turned off commenting for the post.
The images were posted on Wednesday morning, the same day a new preview for their show Keeping Up With The Kardashians was released – where Khloe revealed she tested positive for COVID-19.
The episode was filmed months ago, with the star saying her symptoms included vomiting and headaches.
‘I just found out that I do have corona, I have been in my room … it was really bad for a couple of days, vomiting and shaking and hot and cold,’ Khloe said.
‘I suffer from migraines but this was the craziest headache, I wouldn’t say it was a migraine,’ the star added.
‘The coughing – my chest would burn when I coughed. My throat is still not fully recovered clearly, let me tell you that sh** is real but we are all going to get through this.
‘I pray if we follow orders and listen we’re all going to be OK.’
Kris Jenner is then seen in a hoodie as she says, ‘I of course then jumped on the phone with every doctor that would take my call, trying to find somebody that could help her.’
Their oldest sister Kourtney Kardashian wowed in new images from the private island
The 41-year-old mother-of-three added a bucket hat to round out her look as she cycled with Scott Disick, the father of her children
Looking good: Soon after Khloe shared four snaps of herself rocking a pink and black bikini during a mini photoshoot in the water
Not looking for opinions: Shortly after posting the images, Khloe turned off commenting for the post
Glowing: Khloe looked gorgeous in the tiny two piece, adding a gold belly chain
Revealing: The images were posted on Wednesday morning, the same day a new preview for their show Keeping Up With The Kardashians was released – where Khloe revealed she tested positive for COVID-19
Very concerned: In an early supertease for the show, Kim said she was worried about Khloe being sick and possibly having the coronavirus
Her world: Kim has been heavily criticized for taking a lavish vacation amid COVID-19 when she many people are dying from the virus and suffering from losing their jobs.
Kim was filmed before the positive result came in.
‘We’re just anxiously awaiting the results to see if Khloe has it or not, my gut tells me that she does just because she is so sick,’ said Kim in a bedroom.
‘And that really scares me for her because I can tell now she is getting really scared and is nervous about it.
‘I guess we will just wait and find out.’
In an early super teaser for the show, Kim said she was worried about Khloe being sick and possibly having the coronavirus.
Their oldest sister Kourtney wowed in new images from the private island. The 41-year-old mother of three added a bucket hat to round out her look.
Kim has been heavily criticized for taking a lavish vacation amid COVID-19 when she many people are dying from COVID-19 and suffering from losing their jobs, as well as not being able to get tested or see family for long periods of time.
She claimed in her caption that all her guests received ‘multiple health screens’ and quarantined two weeks before she surprised them with a trip to a private island to celebrate her 40th birthday.
Followers were completely caught off guard by Kim’s long-winded post detailing the extravagant affair.
The 40-year-old reality star shared a host of photos of her family from their getaway to a tropical island for a luxurious retreat in honor of her big day. Actress Lala Anthony is pictured right
The Walking Dead star Tom Payne deemed Kim Kardashian’s tweets as ‘unbelievably awful’ as she shared images while celebrating her 40th birthday on a private island amid the pandemic
3rd Rock From The Sun star Kristen Johnston was clearly unsatisfied with Kim’s lengthy justification for throwing a birthday bash amid a global pandemic
British rocker Peter Frampton advised her that sharing of images of a luxury trip with family and friends was ill-timed
Kardashian also did not have the support of Better Call Saul’s Michael McKean, who took a hilarious jab at the over the top extravagance of the star’s birthday shindig
Family Guy star Ralph Garman joked about how thankful he was that Kardashian ‘got a well-deserved break’ from her already luxurious life
Bad Night star Gareth Reynolds poked fun at Kardashian’s alleged plastic surgeries by asking if the people in her birthday photos were her ‘team of plastic surgeons’
Billy on the Street host Billy Eichner, shared the seemingly tone deaf post with Twitter followers and made his feelings known
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’
Twitter was set alight with commentary for the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star as memes flooded the site in between thought-provoking anecdotes.
‘I feel like, maybe, you should not have shared this with us and just kept it to yourself,’ Twitter user @sullypov wrote.
‘People are dying and the rest of us are suffering as we watch the body count rise quarantined in our homes. This is tone deaf and insensitive.’
Journalist Ronan Farrow replied by sharing this Hieronymus Bosch image with Kardashian’s caption in part
Lemon from Canada’s Drag Race Season 1 added her own meme to the trend on Tuesday
New York’s MoMA joined in making fun of Kardashian’s humble brag by sharing a meme featuring a piece from French artist Henri Matisse
‘Wow so fun my family still hasn’t met my six month old baby but I’m glad you’re rich,’ user @clhubes wrote.
One user even tweeted to Kardashian that her father ‘didn’t have a funeral’ due to COVID-19 guidelines.
Underneath a meme of Blue Ivy, Twitter user @JanuaryMovie wrote: ‘I’m a school teacher who had to go to the ER two different times because I got COVID pneumonia. I’ve been in bed, on oxygen, for 20 straight days. I don’t even know if my sick leave will cover it. But go ahead and feel blessed.’
To date, more than one million people have died from the coronavirus, with nearly 43million cases accounted for since COVID-19 began spreading in January.
Kim’s own home state of California has tallied more than 17,000 deaths, and Los Angeles County is still in a top lockdown due to surging numbers.
Fans caught on to her tone deaf posts and created their own images with her caption, one of which mocked the Fyre Festival while another poked fun at Tom Hanks’ Cast Away character.
Perspective: One user even tweeted to Kardashian that her father ‘didn’t have a funeral’ due to COVID-19 guidelines
Blessed be the Internet: Fans caught on to her tone deaf posts and created their own images with her caption, one of which mocked the Fyre Festival
Tone deaf: Twitter was set alight with commentary for the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star as memes flooded the site inbetween thought-provoking anecdotes
‘Wow so fun my family still hasn’t met my six month old baby but I’m glad you’re rich,’ user @clhubes wrote
Talk about it: Underneath a meme of Blue Ivy, Twitter user @JanuaryMovie wrote: ‘I’m a school teacher who had to go to the ER two different times because I got COVID pneumonia. I’ve been in bed, on oxygen, for 20 straight days. I don’t even know if my sick leave will cover it. But go ahead and feel blessed’
‘For my birthday I was sent a notice of unemployment & I haven’t seen my mom since March! Hopefully you’re happy on your island of fun vacation,’ @mamavegan13 wrote.
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