Kim Kardashian Private Island Bash Amid Pandemic Draws Fierce Backlash

Critics called her insensitive for flaunting wealth

Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West
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Kim Kardashian West’s birthday photos didn’t receive the reaction she likely expected on Tuesday, with Twitter users calling the reality star “cruel” and “insensitive” for posting about her private island bash as people continue to suffer from the coronavirus pandemic, NBC News reports.

The reality television star and business mogul turned 40 last week but posted a series of tweets sharing moments from her celebration to Twitter and Instagram on Tuesday. Kardashian acknowledged the coronavirus pandemic and how "privileged" she is when such a vacation is "so far out of reach" for most people.

"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," she wrote in the captions of her photos.

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