Kim Kardashian facing Twitter backlash for 'tone-deaf' birthday post, sparks viral meme

Kim Kardashian facing Twitter backlash for 'tone-deaf' birthday post, sparks viral meme

Reality star Kim Kardashian turned 40 last week and rang in her birthday with her friends and family at an extravagant party on a private island.

"We're just anxiously awaiting the results for Khloe to see if she has it or not", Kim Kardashian says at the beginning of the sneak peek before Khloe's diagnosis is revealed.

It is not the first time the socialite has disabled her Instagram comments.

Khloe said she had been vomiting, shaking, getting hot and cold flashes and awful headaches.

40 and feeling so humbled and blessed.

Kim Kardashian West chose 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". "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 tweets drew criticism on social media, coming at a time when the global death toll due to Covid-19 is over 1.1 million.

So far, there have been more than eight million cases of COVID-19 in the US, with over 227,000 associated deaths.

"Very selfish when people are dying and loosing [sic.] their jobs", wrote another. "Good for you. I lost four months of pay, still tied up with unemployment and have seen a significant drop in future earnings", a person tweeting under the handle @MariaKChica wrote, "I'm helping my daughters with childcare and virtual school for my granddaughter".

"Did the pandemic go away?!" another said sarcastically. "Glad you had fun".

"Lmao reading this as half of my office got laid off today", said another.

Some people have responded to her tweets with memes - particularly focusing on Kardashian West "surprising" her friends with a private island trip.

"I don't understand why more people aren't pretending things are normal on their private islands!"