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Kim Kardashian is getting dragged over her ‘tone-deaf’ private island vacation tweets

'Kim, there's people that are dying.'

Oct 27, 2020, 7:09 pm

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Siobhan Ball 

Siobhan Ball

Kim Kardashian West decided to share with Twitter Tuesday that she whisked away her “closest inner circle” to a private island, where they could “pretend things were normal for just a brief moment in time.” Perhaps, unsurprisingly, this didn’t go down well with just about anyone.

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Kardashian West tweeted that “after 2 weeks of multiple health screens and asking everyone to quarantine,” she surprised her family and friends with the trip to celebrate her 40th birthday, which was on Oct. 21.

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"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." two pictures of Kim's party guests, one on the beach and one in a bar
Kim Kardashian

In a follow-up tweet, seemingly still failing to read the room, Kardashian West detailed the activities they partook in while on the island: dancing, riding bikes, swimming near whales, kayaking, watching a movie on the beach, and “so much more.”

"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" picture of Kim walking down stairs in a short gold dress and picture of a blue and white tiered cake with a barbie doll on top
Kim Kardashian
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Kardashian West briefly recognized her privilege. “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,” she added.

However, the tweet is getting ratioed hard, with many roasting the vacation, her tweets about it, and even the recognition of her own privilege.

“I’m not sure ‘I know stuff sucks for all you normies out these because you haven’t seen your friends and family for seven months but I’m so lucky I could gather mine on a private island’ is the humble message Kim thinks it is,'” Lucy Huber, a McSweeney’s editor, tweeted.

"I’m not sure “I know stuff sucks for all you normies out these because you haven’t seen your friends and family for seven months but I’m so lucky I could gather mine on a private island” is the humble message Kim thinks it is."  Kim Kardashian's first tweet is embedded
@clhubes
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"kim came on twitter to tell us.." picture of Paris Hilton raising her arms in the air and smiling while wearing a long pink skirt and a white t-shit with "stop being poor" on it in bold black letters
@chuuzus
donate the same amount that you spent on this to mutual aid funds challenge Face with tongueFace with tongueFace with tongueFace with tongue
@chuuzus
Kim there's people dying gif, from Keeping up with the Kardashians
@chuuzus
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Many are struggling to support themselves and their families during the pandemic that has taken over 230,000 lives in the U.S. alone, and people want Kardashian West to simply “read the room.”

“I don’t mind that they went on this trip but the audacity to post it for all to see is so out of touch with reality. The rich really don’t have sympathy for the poor and don’t have the common sense to see how shoving it in people’s faces is bad,” one user wrote in response.

i haven't seen my parents since january but go off queen! love how good you are at reading the room
@phippsdontlie
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I don’t mind that they went on this trip but the audacity to post it for all to see is so out of touch with reality. The rich really don’t have sympathy for the poor and don’t have the common sense to see how shoving it in people’s faces is bad.
@phippsdontlie
Awww how lovely Two hearts my grandma is dying and I can’t travel to see her nor will I be able to attend her funeral probably but omg totes so happy for y’all.
@GiaPaige
Are we supposed to be happy for you?
@GiaPaige
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Others are mocking the reality star’s version of normal.

“I don’t understand why more people aren’t pretending things are normal on their private islands!” Dan Ozzi tweeted.

Private island and normal in the same sentence
@HannahBurrill
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i don’t understand why more people aren’t pretending things are normal on their private islands!
@HannahBurrill
Don't you miss jetting off to multiple foreign countries over the course of a month, normal stuff like that?
Makes you wish all the weird & cursed stuff scientists have been finding this year (sarcophagi, cursed tablets, ice wolf) make it to the island somehow
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Some are pointing to a server seen in the background of one of their vacation pictures. He’s seemingly the only one wearing a face mask to protect those he is waiting on. Not one of her guests is seen with a mask on.

"Normal! ...well not for the help obvi lol Woman tipping hand" close up of the masked server behind a group shot of her guests with the server circled in pink
@reblgrrlraechel

The tweets had many crying out “eat the rich” sentiments.

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black and white gif of a man raising and lowering a guillotine blade via string
@reblgrrlraechel
“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.”   And I’m supposed to be MAD someone wants to tax theses people more appropriately?
@Marassta
We're going to tax you to much that you never be able to pretend you aren't subject to the same concerns we all share again
@Marassta
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Different rules for the rich while the poor starve and make do with their crumbs.
@sai_by_sai
When I was a kid with a paper route a customer with the vanity plate "XS CASH" always paid late and never tipped. I'm a Communist now. This post? Gonna turn kids into Mega Communists.
@sai_by_sai
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The text of her tweet is even getting memed. Users are pairing the text with screenshots from disastrous events, like the ill-fated Fyre Festival, or various movies, such as Midsummer.

"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." screen grab from Misdummer of the people gathered in their white embroidered clothes
@BrookeObie
"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." pictures of the trash filled campsite and disappointing cheese sandwiches from the Fyre Festival
@BrookeObie
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"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." screenshot of the alien nuns who look a bit like anthropomorphic turtles without shells from The Rise of Skywalker

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*First Published: Oct 27, 2020, 7:09 pm