Kim Kardashian’s 40th birthday was a week ago, October 21, which falls on the last day of the Libra sign (I thought she was a Scorpio, so what do I know). Kim said words before her birthday about how she was probably going to keep it lowkey this year because of the pandemic, but the original plan was to do a huge blowout party, probably in LA, with full costumes and everything. Instead of doing an LA blowout or keeping it quiet, Kim decided to… make all of her friends and family quarantine for two weeks, just so they could celebrate her birthday on a private island. Kim posted this on her social media, with lots of photos:
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
Everyone was dunking on Kim for being grossly out-of-touch, even if she’s “humbly” acknowledging her massive privilege. What struck me was the weird logistics of it. I get that Kim’s a planner and I’m sure her sisters and her mom were happy enough to quarantine for the trip. But Kim also invited Corey Gamble, Tristan Thompson (for Khloe), NBA player Devin Booker (for Kendall??), La La Anthony and Scott Disick, among others. You’re telling me that ALL of them quarantined for two weeks, all for a “surprise” island getaway? Nah, I don’t believe it. Apparently, after everyone quarantined (or whatever!) for two weeks and got multiple tests, everybody boarded a private 777 and went to a tropical island which has no recorded covid cases. Kim paid for everything, including the villas. She also hooked up her guests with “Skims pajamas, KKW Beauty products, GoPro’s, waterproof disposable cameras and lots of other island essentials.” So… like, did people have time to pack? Did they know they were going to an island??
Also: Kanye wasn’t there for the entire trip but he allegedly popped by for a few days. Maybe that was his birthday present to Kim: she didn’t have to be his caretaker for a few days.
But yeah. All of this is incredibly out of touch. Eat the rich!
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
Photos courtesy of Kim Kardashian’s social media.