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Tone-deaf Kim Kardashian tries to claw back favour by encouraging people to vote

Kim Kardashian has attempted to claw back public favour by encouraging her 190million followers to vote after grabbing their ‘attention’ with her controversial 40th birthday trip.

The reality star, 40, shared yet more photos from the multi-million dollar holiday amid a mounting wave of disgust over the trip to Marlon Brando’s resort in Tahiti that took place during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Posting glamorous images of herself and mother Kris Jenner, 64, Kim encouraged her fans to go out and vote in the presidential election, without endorsing either Republican Donald Trump or Democrat Joe Biden

Kim wrote: ‘Now that I have your attention…this a reminder to VOTE. 6 days.’ 

The post marks the first time Kim has addressed the backlash surrounding her birthday trip, which saw her widely criticised for flying out 30 of her family members and closest friends to celebrate with a sense of ‘normality’ on a private island. 

Clawing back: Kim Kardashian has taken the opportunity to tell her 190million followers to 'vote' after grabbing their 'attention' with her controversial million-dollar birthday trip

Clawing back: Kim Kardashian has taken the opportunity to tell her 190million followers to 'vote' after grabbing their 'attention' with her controversial million-dollar birthday trip

Clawing back: Kim Kardashian has taken the opportunity to tell her 190million followers to ‘vote’ after grabbing their ‘attention’ with her controversial million-dollar birthday trip

Kim has been trending on social media as everyone from fans to celebrities took issue with the vacation taking place amid global lockdowns. 

In the snaps, Kim wore a figure-hugging orange bustier and midi skirt, which featured bold prints and were teamed with a pair of black sandals.

‘Momager’ Kris wore a frilly white dress with sheer sleeves, which was styled with statement earrings and a pair of silver earrings.

In a third image, Kim was flanked by one of her friends as they made their way to dinner on the tropical private island. 

Despite her best efforts to win back approval from her followers, the post appeared to stir more disgust from the public as they commented below the images, stating that Kim was merely using it as an excuse to ‘post more vacay snaps’. 

More snaps! The 40-year-old reality star shared yet more photos from the luxurious holiday and faced fresh criticism over the trip to Marlon Brando's resort in Tahiti that took place during the Covid-19 pandemic

More snaps! The 40-year-old reality star shared yet more photos from the luxurious holiday and faced fresh criticism over the trip to Marlon Brando's resort in Tahiti that took place during the Covid-19 pandemic

More snaps! The 40-year-old reality star shared yet more photos from the luxurious holiday and faced fresh criticism over the trip to Marlon Brando’s resort in Tahiti that took place during the Covid-19 pandemic

Vote! Kim encouraged her fans to go out and vote in the presidential election, without endorsing either republican candidate Donald Trump or democratic candidate Joe Biden

Vote! Kim encouraged her fans to go out and vote in the presidential election, without endorsing either republican candidate Donald Trump or democratic candidate Joe Biden

Vote! Kim encouraged her fans to go out and vote in the presidential election, without endorsing either republican candidate Donald Trump or democratic candidate Joe Biden

One person wrote: ‘You are really telling us to vote from your private island?’

While another: ‘Don’t think it’s fair that the privileged rich people get to escape while we have to suffer from this pandemic everyday.’

A third person said: ‘Girl please cut it out this was another excuse for you to post vacay selfies and rub it in peoples faces’.

Another added: ‘Instead of spending all that money on a damn trip you could have donated to food banks across this country.’  

Another of Kim’s followers wrote: ‘TONE DEAF [crying laughing emoji].

A different person commented: ‘Disgusting. Would have been a more meaningful 40 if you took that money and helped families ruined by COVID. Your families selfishness never ceases to amaze me.’

One follower penned: ‘Meanwhile people can’t see their families.’  

Anger: Despite her best efforts to win back approval from her followers, the post appeared to stir more disgust from the public as they commented below the images, stating that Kim was merely using it as an excuse to 'post more vacay snaps'

Anger: Despite her best efforts to win back approval from her followers, the post appeared to stir more disgust from the public as they commented below the images, stating that Kim was merely using it as an excuse to 'post more vacay snaps'

Anger: Despite her best efforts to win back approval from her followers, the post appeared to stir more disgust from the public as they commented below the images, stating that Kim was merely using it as an excuse to ‘post more vacay snaps’

Vote for WHO? Meanwhile, others simply seemed intrigued who Kim would be voting for herself, as she failed to endorse either candidate, despite previously working with Trump's administration on her prison reform campaign

Vote for WHO? Meanwhile, others simply seemed intrigued who Kim would be voting for herself, as she failed to endorse either candidate, despite previously working with Trump's administration on her prison reform campaign

Vote for WHO? Meanwhile, others simply seemed intrigued who Kim would be voting for herself, as she failed to endorse either candidate, despite previously working with Trump’s administration on her prison reform campaign

Relatable? Not everyone blamed Kim for her holiday however, as one fan admitted that if they had the money they would also jet their friends out to a luxury island

Relatable? Not everyone blamed Kim for her holiday however, as one fan admitted that if they had the money they would also jet their friends out to a luxury island

Relatable? Not everyone blamed Kim for her holiday however, as one fan admitted that if they had the money they would also jet their friends out to a luxury island 

Others simply seemed intrigued who Kim would be voting for herself, as she failed to endorse either candidate, despite previously working with Trump’s administration on her prison reform campaign. 

Not everyone blamed Kim for her holiday however, as one fan admitted that if they had the money they would also jet their friends out to a luxury island.

They said: ‘Happy Birthday! And job well done on all of your efforts to assist people within the criminal justice system. Ps ignore the haters I’d fly my friends to an island for my birthday if I could too!’

This is the first time Kim has appeared to address the criticism since posting a gallery of images on her Twitter and Instagram pages, documenting their lavish getaway.

Happy: Up until this point Kardashian/Jenner family have seemingly ignored the public backlash, as they continued to share images from their controversial trip on their respective social media platforms

Happy: Up until this point Kardashian/Jenner family have seemingly ignored the public backlash, as they continued to share images from their controversial trip on their respective social media platforms

Happy: Up until this point Kardashian/Jenner family have seemingly ignored the public backlash, as they continued to share images from their controversial trip on their respective social media platforms 

Take a picture! On Wednesday Kourtney posted this selfie of herself and baby daddy Scott Disick on her Instagram page

Take a picture! On Wednesday Kourtney posted this selfie of herself and baby daddy Scott Disick on her Instagram page

Take a picture! On Wednesday Kourtney posted this selfie of herself and baby daddy Scott Disick on her Instagram page 

Up until this point Kardashian/Jenner family have seemingly ignored the outcry, as they continued to share images from their controversial trip on their respective social media platforms.

In recent days, Khloe Kardashian, 36, Kourtney Kardashian, 41, and Kendall Jenner, 24, have all shared bikini clad images on their pages while enjoying the sun-drenched ‘secret’ location. 

Khloe turned off the comments on her first Instagram post from the trip, which she shared on Wednesday, amid the growing negativity surrounding the family and friends vacation. 

Looking good: In recent days, Khloe Kardashian, 36, Kourtney Kardashian, 41, and Kendall Jenner, 24, have also shared bikini clad images on their pages

Looking good: In recent days, Khloe Kardashian, 36, Kourtney Kardashian, 41, and Kendall Jenner, 24, have also shared bikini clad images on their pages

Looking good: In recent days, Khloe Kardashian, 36, Kourtney Kardashian, 41, and Kendall Jenner, 24, have also shared bikini clad images on their pages

Staying quiet: Khloe turned off the comments on her first Instagram post from the trip, which she shared on Wednesday, amid the growing negativity surrounding the family and friends vacation

Staying quiet: Khloe turned off the comments on her first Instagram post from the trip, which she shared on Wednesday, amid the growing negativity surrounding the family and friends vacation

Staying quiet: Khloe turned off the comments on her first Instagram post from the trip, which she shared on Wednesday, amid the growing negativity surrounding the family and friends vacation

Staying quiet: Khloe turned off the comments on her first Instagram post from the trip, which she shared on Wednesday, amid the growing negativity surrounding the family and friends vacation

Staying quiet: Khloe turned off the comments on her first Instagram post from the trip, which she shared on Wednesday, amid the growing negativity surrounding the family and friends vacation 

It was also revealed earlier this week on a teaser for their show, Keeping Up With The Kardashians, that Khloe contracted coronavirus earlier in the pandemic. 

It is believed that around 30 people joined Kim at the Tetiaroa atoll, where on the island the 35 luxury villas rent for up to $20,000 a night and have private pools. 

The group had to charter an 88-seater Crystal Cruises jet to get fewer than 30 people there on October 20.

‘The group was limited to Kim’s closest family and friends. Everyone on the trip was repeatedly tested for COVID before they left in the middle of the night on a private Boeing 777,’ A source told the Page Six

Girls just wanna have sun! One of Kim's posts includes this snap of herself and sisters Khloe and Kourtney

Girls just wanna have sun! One of Kim's posts includes this snap of herself and sisters Khloe and Kourtney

Girls just wanna have sun! One of Kim’s posts includes this snap of herself and sisters Khloe and Kourtney 

Embargo lifted: Many of the sisters shared their images on Wednesday after seemingly getting the go ahead after Kim shared her first post

Embargo lifted: Many of the sisters shared their images on Wednesday after seemingly getting the go ahead after Kim shared her first post

Embargo lifted: Many of the sisters shared their images on Wednesday after seemingly getting the go ahead after Kim shared her first post

Embargo lifted: Many of the sisters shared their images on Wednesday after seemingly getting the go ahead after Kim shared her first post

Embargo lifted: Many of the sisters shared their images on Wednesday after seemingly getting the go ahead after Kim shared her first post (pictured Kendall)

Travel: The group of fewer than 30 people left in the middle of the night of October 20 on a private chartered Boeing 777, according to a source

Travel: The group of fewer than 30 people left in the middle of the night of October 20 on a private chartered Boeing 777, according to a source

Travel: The group of fewer than 30 people left in the middle of the night of October 20 on a private chartered Boeing 777, according to a source

Wow! The Crystal Cruises jet can seat 88 people according to a source who said the trip cost $1million

Wow! The Crystal Cruises jet can seat 88 people according to a source who said the trip cost $1million

Wow! The Crystal Cruises jet can seat 88 people according to a source who said the trip cost $1million

Luxury: They stayed on Marlon Brando's The Brando Resort in Tahiti which has only 35 villas

Luxury: They stayed on Marlon Brando's The Brando Resort in Tahiti which has only 35 villas

Luxury: They stayed on Marlon Brando’s The Brando Resort in Tahiti which has only 35 villas

Stunning: The luxury villas French Polynesian cost up to $20,000 per night and feature private pools

Stunning: The luxury villas French Polynesian cost up to $20,000 per night and feature private pools

Stunning: The luxury villas French Polynesian cost up to $20,000 per night and feature private pools

‘Once on the island they had lavish dinner after dinner, spa treatments and hikes through the nature sanctuary. There was no expense spared. Everyone was banned from posting on social media by Kim to ensure her privacy.’ 

Kim has been heavily criticized for taking the trip amid COVID-19, when so many people are dying from COVID-19 and suffering from losing their jobs, as well as not being able to get tested or see family for long periods of time.

She claimed in her caption that all her guests received ‘multiple health screens’ and quarantined two weeks before she surprised them with a trip to a private island to celebrate her 40th birthday.

Followers were completely caught off guard by Kim’s long-winded post detailing the extravagant affair.

Backlash: Kim has been heavily criticized for taking the trip amid COVID-19, when so many people are dying from COVID-19 and suffering from losing their jobs, as well as not being able to get tested or see family for long periods of time. Actress Lala Anthony is pictured right

Backlash: Kim has been heavily criticized for taking the trip amid COVID-19, when so many people are dying from COVID-19 and suffering from losing their jobs, as well as not being able to get tested or see family for long periods of time. Actress Lala Anthony is pictured right

Backlash: Kim has been heavily criticized for taking the trip amid COVID-19, when so many people are dying from COVID-19 and suffering from losing their jobs, as well as not being able to get tested or see family for long periods of time. Actress Lala Anthony is pictured right

Criticism: The Walking Dead star Tom Payne deemed Kim Kardashian's tweets as 'unbelievably awful' as she shared images while celebrating her 40th birthday on a private island amid the pandemic

Criticism: The Walking Dead star Tom Payne deemed Kim Kardashian's tweets as 'unbelievably awful' as she shared images while celebrating her 40th birthday on a private island amid the pandemic

Criticism: The Walking Dead star Tom Payne deemed Kim Kardashian’s tweets as ‘unbelievably awful’ as she shared images while celebrating her 40th birthday on a private island amid the pandemic

Unimpressed: 3rd Rock From The Sun star Kristen Johnston was clearly unsatisfied with Kim's lengthy justification for throwing a birthday bash amid a global pandemic

Unimpressed: 3rd Rock From The Sun star Kristen Johnston was clearly unsatisfied with Kim's lengthy justification for throwing a birthday bash amid a global pandemic

Unimpressed: 3rd Rock From The Sun star Kristen Johnston was clearly unsatisfied with Kim’s lengthy justification for throwing a birthday bash amid a global pandemic

Bad timing! British rocker Peter Frampton advised her that sharing of images of a luxury trip with family and friends was ill-timed

Bad timing! British rocker Peter Frampton advised her that sharing of images of a luxury trip with family and friends was ill-timed

Bad timing! British rocker Peter Frampton advised her that sharing of images of a luxury trip with family and friends was ill-timed

Not happy: Kardashian also did not have the support of Better Call Saul's Michael McKean, who took a hilarious jab at the over the top extravagance of the star's birthday shindig

Not happy: Kardashian also did not have the support of Better Call Saul's Michael McKean, who took a hilarious jab at the over the top extravagance of the star's birthday shindig

Not happy: Kardashian also did not have the support of Better Call Saul’s Michael McKean, who took a hilarious jab at the over the top extravagance of the star’s birthday shindig

Sarcastic: Family Guy star Ralph Garman joked about how thankful he was that Kardashian 'got a well-deserved break' from her already luxurious life

Sarcastic: Family Guy star Ralph Garman joked about how thankful he was that Kardashian 'got a well-deserved break' from her already luxurious life

Sarcastic: Family Guy star Ralph Garman joked about how thankful he was that Kardashian ‘got a well-deserved break’ from her already luxurious life

Joke: Bad Night star Gareth Reynolds poked fun at Kardashian's alleged plastic surgeries by asking if the people in her birthday photos were her 'team of plastic surgeons'

Joke: Bad Night star Gareth Reynolds poked fun at Kardashian's alleged plastic surgeries by asking if the people in her birthday photos were her 'team of plastic surgeons'

Joke: Bad Night star Gareth Reynolds poked fun at Kardashian’s alleged plastic surgeries by asking if the people in her birthday photos were her ‘team of plastic surgeons’

'Tone deaf': Billy on the Street host Billy Eichner, shared the seemingly tone deaf post with Twitter followers and made his feelings known

'Tone deaf': Billy on the Street host Billy Eichner, shared the seemingly tone deaf post with Twitter followers and made his feelings known

‘Tone deaf’: Billy on the Street host Billy Eichner, shared the seemingly tone deaf post with Twitter followers and made his feelings known

She wrote: ’40 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. #thisis40’

Twitter was set alight with commentary for the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star as memes flooded the site in between thought-provoking anecdotes.

‘I feel like, maybe, you should not have shared this with us and just kept it to yourself,’ Twitter user @sullypov wrote.

‘People are dying and the rest of us are suffering as we watch the body count rise quarantined in our homes. This is tone deaf and insensitive.’ 

Playful: Journalist Ronan Farrow replied by sharing this  Hieronymus Bosch image with Kardashian's caption in part

Playful: Journalist Ronan Farrow replied by sharing this  Hieronymus Bosch image with Kardashian's caption in part

Playful: Journalist Ronan Farrow replied by sharing this  Hieronymus Bosch image with Kardashian’s caption in part

Meme: Lemon from Canada's Drag Race Season 1 added her own meme to the trend on Tuesday

Meme: Lemon from Canada's Drag Race Season 1 added her own meme to the trend on Tuesday

Meme: Lemon from Canada’s Drag Race Season 1 added her own meme to the trend on Tuesday

Humble brag: New York's MoMA joined in making fun of Kardashian's humble brag by sharing a meme featuring a piece from French artist Henri Matisse

Humble brag: New York's MoMA joined in making fun of Kardashian's humble brag by sharing a meme featuring a piece from French artist Henri Matisse

Humble brag: New York’s MoMA joined in making fun of Kardashian’s humble brag by sharing a meme featuring a piece from French artist Henri Matisse

‘Wow so fun my family still hasn’t met my six month old baby but I’m glad you’re rich,’ user @clhubes wrote.

One user even tweeted to Kardashian that her father ‘didn’t have a funeral’ due to COVID-19 guidelines.

Underneath a meme of Blue Ivy, Twitter user @JanuaryMovie wrote: ‘I’m a school teacher who had to go to the ER two different times because I got COVID pneumonia. I’ve been in bed, on oxygen, for 20 straight days. I don’t even know if my sick leave will cover it. But go ahead and feel blessed.’

To date, more than one million people have died from the coronavirus, with nearly 43million cases accounted for since COVID-19 began spreading in January.

Kim’s own home state of California has tallied more than 17,000 deaths, and Los Angeles County is still in a top lockdown due to surging numbers.

Fans caught on to her tone deaf posts and created their own images with her caption, one of which mocked the Fyre Festival while another poked fun at Tom Hanks’ Cast Away character.

Blessed be the Internet: Fans caught on to her tone deaf posts and created their own images with her caption, one of which mocked the Fyre Festival

Blessed be the Internet: Fans caught on to her tone deaf posts and created their own images with her caption, one of which mocked the Fyre Festival

Blessed be the Internet: Fans caught on to her tone deaf posts and created their own images with her caption, one of which mocked the Fyre Festival

Blessed be the Internet: Fans caught on to her tone deaf posts and created their own images with her caption, one of which mocked the Fyre Festival

Blessed be the Internet: Fans caught on to her tone deaf posts and created their own images with her caption, one of which mocked the Fyre Festival

Blessed be the Internet: Fans caught on to her tone deaf posts and created their own images with her caption, one of which mocked the Fyre Festival

Tone deaf: Twitter was set alight with commentary for the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star as memes flooded the site inbetween thought-provoking anecdotes

Tone deaf: Twitter was set alight with commentary for the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star as memes flooded the site inbetween thought-provoking anecdotes

Tone deaf: Twitter was set alight with commentary for the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star as memes flooded the site inbetween thought-provoking anecdotes

'Wow so fun my family still hasn't met my six month old baby but I'm glad you're rich,' user @clhubes wrote

'Wow so fun my family still hasn't met my six month old baby but I'm glad you're rich,' user @clhubes wrote

‘Wow so fun my family still hasn’t met my six month old baby but I’m glad you’re rich,’ user @clhubes wrote

Talk about it: Underneath a meme of Blue Ivy, Twitter user @JanuaryMovie wrote: 'I'm a school teacher who had to go to the ER two different times because I got COVID pneumonia. I've been in bed, on oxygen, for 20 straight days. I don't even know if my sick leave will cover it. But go ahead and feel blessed'

Talk about it: Underneath a meme of Blue Ivy, Twitter user @JanuaryMovie wrote: 'I'm a school teacher who had to go to the ER two different times because I got COVID pneumonia. I've been in bed, on oxygen, for 20 straight days. I don't even know if my sick leave will cover it. But go ahead and feel blessed'

Talk about it: Underneath a meme of Blue Ivy, Twitter user @JanuaryMovie wrote: ‘I’m a school teacher who had to go to the ER two different times because I got COVID pneumonia. I’ve been in bed, on oxygen, for 20 straight days. I don’t even know if my sick leave will cover it. But go ahead and feel blessed’

'For my birthday I was sent a notice of unemployment & I haven't seen my mom since March! Hopefully you're happy on your island of fun vacation,' @mamavegan13 wrote.

'For my birthday I was sent a notice of unemployment & I haven't seen my mom since March! Hopefully you're happy on your island of fun vacation,' @mamavegan13 wrote.

‘For my birthday I was sent a notice of unemployment & I haven’t seen my mom since March! Hopefully you’re happy on your island of fun vacation,’ @mamavegan13 wrote.

Source: Daily Mail Australia | World News

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