The reality star said the trip followed “two weeks of multiple health screens and asking everyone to quarantine”.
Posting photos of the event on Twitter, Kardashian West said she was “humbly reminded of how privileged my life is”.
While some fans praised her candour, others said the trip was “insensitive” to families separated by Covid-19.
“This is so grotesque,” one user responded. “The rich can pretend to be normal on a private island. Actual normal people are cancelling their Thanksgiving and Christmas.”
KIM KARDASHIAN WEST is facing a backlash for an ‘insensitive’ post about a luxury holiday on a private island to celebrate her 40th birthday.
The reality TV star and businesswoman shared a series of pictures from the break on social media, saying she ‘surprised my inner circle’ with the trip after two weeks of ‘multiple health screens’.
In her caption for the post, Kardashian West said she is ‘feeling so humbled and blessed’ as she listed some of the activities she and her famous family enjoyed during the holiday, including swimming near whales and kayaking.
Kardashian West acknowledged ‘this is something that is so far out of reach right now’ for most people dealing with the pandemic and its financial fallout and said she is ‘humbly reminded of how privileged my life is’.
She faced stiff criticism on social media for the ‘tone-deaf’ post.
Veteran British musician Peter Frampton replied to Kardashian’s post on Twitter and said: ‘Are you that insensitive you don’t realise this is not what the majority of people during the worst covid spike yet want to hear? People are going to food banks not private islands.’