Kim Kardashian’s 40th birthday could not be stopped, not even by the coronavirus. Truth is, if I had billions, I’d rent a private island for my friends and family too – even in times like this. As long as the travel is safe and responsible of course.
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. pic.twitter.com/p98SN0RDZD
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) October 27, 2020
After receiving the backlash so many think they deserve, the Kardashians were under fire after spending Kim’s 4oth birthday party with 30 friends on a private island in French Polynesia.
New York Post said it best. “People were mad. “Read the room, Kim” was a popular refrain. It isn’t atypical for a celebrity, particularly one of the Kardashians, to travel via private airplane to a private island to celebrate her birthday.”
“In any other year, we’d all be scrolling through Kim’s pictures and checking out her décolletage. It was the fact that Kim got a little “normal” that really seemed to rub people the wrong way.”
Air travel is legal; domestic and some international travel is open. The Kardashian family are not exempt from current travel restrictions and either are you – with negative COVID tests prior to departure and money, of course, the world remains your oyster, to some degree.
Sure there is a grey area here. Are travelers keeping the locals of the destination safe? Are they practicing social distancing? Wearing a mask? Washing their hands? Is it really worth speculating?
Kim tweeted out a series of photos from her trip. One tweet reply reads:
For your birthday this year, I can think of a few better ways you could celebrate:
• Subsidize food banks. Americans are going hungry. Lines at food banks are at an all-time high.
• Pay hospital bills.
• Pay rents for people.
• Donate funds to hospitals for PPE.
— Julia VOTED FOR JOE & KAMALA ♥️🌊 (@MyBluePacific) October 28, 2020
Sure, there are other ways to spend your money and time, but this conversation is not about good vs. evil or even siding with their decision. It’s simple, do you really think the world’s most famous family would irresponsibly travel to international waters in times like this? Don’t answer that. I’m not saying Kim was responsible, but we imagine their PR team of many made sure everyone was.
What they do with their money is not our business. Their life might flood our social feeds, but it isn’t our place to insert opinions on how they should spend their money.
Let’s say you decide to travel during the pandemic, responsibly, would you ever rent out an island? Hire a private event planner? Bring 3o of your friends on a private jet with 2 weeks of multiple health screens prior? Remember almost all international destinations require a negative test before departure, so before going anywhere everyone at the party had to test negative.
Can you get much safer? I mean really. From the moment they left their house, they probably didn’t see a soul. This style of trip is safe, safer than any average traveler hoping on a commercial plane traveling within the US, much greater touchpoints. Even then, officials are saying that is safe.
We stand by it from a logistics perspective…
We acknowledge the severity of this virus, we understand the timing could have been a little bit more calculated, but it’s the Kardashians.
Yes, I’d rather watch late-night infomercials than “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” and to tell you the truth, I never thought in a million years I would back them up, but since this news falls right into our playing field, we felt it was time to call out the ‘cancel culture’.
You and I don’t live in the same world as the Kardashians, not even close. Our lives and theirs cannot simply be compared.
Chloe Kardashian was interviewed on Ellen since returning.
“Being there with all the precautions that we took and being there and how grateful everyone was for the tourism aspect of it – so many people said that we were their first party of guests that they’ve had in months and what it’s done for them to be able to pay their bills or to be able to do stuff for their family.”
It is reported Kim spent roughly over 2 million dollars on this vacation – most of us won’t have money like in our life. The crew visited The Brando resort in French Polynesia, effectively renting an entire private island.
I will leave you with this. Bashing the Kardashians for spending millions on a private flight to a private island (just another weekend) boils down the conversation greatly: you just hate the Kardashians.