Twitter slams Kim K for 'flaunting' her 40th b-day celebrations on a private island

28 October 2020 - 13:00
By Masego Seemela
Kim Kardashian is being dragged by tweeps for 'flaunting' her 40th b-day party.
Image: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images Kim Kardashian is being dragged by tweeps for 'flaunting' her 40th b-day party.

American socialite Kim Kardashian has been dragged on social media for posting about her “disgusting” birthday holiday amid the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Already one of the trending topics on Twitter on Wednesday morning, the socialite was taken to task by social media users who expressed their disappointment in her for “flaunting” her birthday vacay.

Kim was reminded that most people don’t have the money or resources at the moment to swim with the whales or hang out with family and friends on a private tropical island.

This after Kim shared a series of tweets, in response to which many felt that she was being  vain, and not empathetic with regular people who were missing out on “normal” activities like going on holiday or gathering with family due to Covid-19 restrictions.

She also stirred the pot by flaunting how she and her close friends and family, “danced, rode bikes, swam near whales, kayaked, watched a movie on the beach and so much more.

“I realise 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.”

However, people felt that Kim's messages and photos were tone-deaf and insensitive to the harsh realities of fans across the world, who have lost jobs, can’t go to school and have missed out on celebrating special days with family and friends.

Here are some of the reactions: