Khloe Kardashian responds to backlash over Kim's 40th birthday celebrations

Zoe Shenton
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Photo credit: Dia Dipasupil/Getty
Photo credit: Dia Dipasupil/Getty

From Cosmopolitan

In case you somehow missed it, Kim Kardashian recently flew her closest friends and family to a private island to celebrate her 40th birthday. Rather than keeping the extravagant celebrations to herself, the reality star told her millions of fans about feeling "humbled" and "blessed" for being able to "pretend things were normal just for a brief moment in time."

To be expected, it wasn't long before the internet was dragging the star for thinking "normal" is being able to fly people to a private island in the middle of a pandemic. Anyway, fast forward to Thursday and Khloe made an appearance on the The Ellen Show where the host brought up the backlash Kim and the family have been facing.

"I haven’t heard a lot about it, but I did hear that people were upset that we all went out of town," Khloe shared. "I don’t really know the extent of it. But this year is a frustrating year. I get it. I think there’s so many frustrations going on for everybody, but also it’s her 40th. This is something that she wanted to do for us. It was such a nice thing."

The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star added that the family made sure it was a Covid-safe trip, and said that it helped the island's tourism economy.

"Being there with all the precautions that we took, and being there, and how grateful everyone was for the tourism aspect of it," Khloe went on. "So many people said that we were their first party or guests that they’d had in months and what it’s done for them to be able to pay their bills or to do stuff for their family. Just hearing those messages when we were there, we felt really good and we felt so safe.”

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She continued, "We did it in the safest way I could imagine someone doing it. It was such a beautiful experience and I want Kim to focus on just how beautiful it was and what she did for everybody. I don't want that to overshadow all the greatness that happened."

Still, perhaps best to always read the room before gushing about your luxury getaways during a pandemic, guys?

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