kim kardashian west slammed for not reading the room after she made several 'tone-deaf' social media posts about her birthday excursion

Kim Kardashian West Slammed for Not Reading the Room After She Made Several ‘Tone-Deaf’ Social Media Posts About Her Birthday Excursion

Last week, Kim Kardashian West threw herself a birthday celebration with 30 of her closest family and friends. And people are not happy about it.

Despite claiming that her guests had quarantined prior to the extravagant trip and that they were tested for COVID-19 before, during, and after the celebration, people found the excursion, or at least the Instagram post she shared about it, extremely tone deaf.

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Kim Kardashian West Slammed for Tone Deaf Post About Birthday Excursion

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Okay, so here is the deal, according to Page Six, Kim spent over $1 million to throw this 40th birthday party for herself. From chartering an 88 seat Boeing 777 to renting out an entire private island and treating her guests to parties, spa days, and more, Kim really outdid herself to ring in her 40th year of life.

Here is what the reality star, makeup mogul, and law student had to say about her elaborate birthday soiree:

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This is 40!

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“Forty 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.”

To which people took to the comments section to reply with a resounding, “Read the room, Kim.” While most of the world has had to quarantine away from family, celebrate their own birthdays apart from their friends, and many furloughed due to the toll COVID-19 has taken on the world’s economy, people couldn’t believe how brazen Kim’s Instagram posts have been.

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☀️ Girls just wanna have sun ☀️

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“Brilliant observation! This kind of vacation is out of reach for most people COVID-19 or no COVID-19,” one commenter wrote. “Nothing says humble like bragging about a private island trip!” another added.

And a third commenter said, “This is quite literally the most tone deaf thing you’ve ever posted.” And thousands agreed.

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All I can say is WOW! My mom and my sisters threw me the most epic surprise party that was so special in my heart. We showed it on E as a special so you guys got to see the behind the scenes of how it really went down. You know I’m a sentimental person and this party was the most special. They re-created all of my special birthdays throughout my life from looking at all of our old home videos. They re-created the party, The same balloons, the same cake, everything! My dad video taped and documented our whole lives so they showed each of the videos of my birthdays on a big screen behind the party. I entered into the room that started off at my first birthday party with the same ponies and the same cake, and my dad wishing me a happy 1st birthday. Then as I entered in the room I ended up at my second birthday then my fourth birthday leading up to my 10th birthday where my sisters did the same exact dance that they did for me when I turned 10. We then got to my 16th birthday party and my exact same car was there waiting for me with the same exact balloons with the same cake. After a while the curtains opened and the bottle service girls came out which happened to be my sisters and they re-created Tao night club, where I spent all of my 30s having my birthday parties. Each and every detail that went into this was so special and I am forever grateful to my family for taking the time to put this together to celebrate me turning 40. I can’t wait to share so many more birthday photos and videos with you guys soon and I thank each and everyone of you who reached out with birthday wishes ✨ Also shout of to @mindyweiss for putting this all together. You were there putting together all my birthday parties when I was a little girl so this definitely came full circle.

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And yet, all of this backlash has not stopped her friends and family from taking to their own social media pages to post their own photos from the trip while thanking Kim for the “trip of a lifetime.” It hasn’t stopped Kim, who was given a surprise 40th birthday party by her sisters prior to this trip, from post even more photos.

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Although not pictured, it was also reported that Kanye West was in attendance. Her last post was a photo of her mom, Kris Jenner, and her standing on the island. Kim Kardashian West captioned the photo, “Now that I have your attention…this a reminder to VOTE. 6 days.” Well, I guess there is that.

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