How Kim’s birthday tweet became a meme
The 40-year-old reality star inadvertently sparked this year’s best meme.
Kim Kardashian West’s private island trip for her 40th birthday launched a funny meme.TODAY Illustration / Getty ImagesOct. 28, 2020, 8:00 PM GMT / Source: TMRWBy Alexander Kacala
Kim Kardashian West came under fire this week for posting what many on social media immediately labeled a tone-deaf post. The controversial share came after the 40-year-old reality star celebrated her recent birthday on a private island with friends and family.
“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,” part of her post read.
Many social media users decried her decision to not only whisk her “inner circle” away to celebrate the occasion amid the pandemic, but to share it in the way she did. And while she acknowledged how “privileged” her life is, the post still felt hopelessly out of touch.
“The utter cluelessness and lack of awareness of the struggle that 99.9% of the people on earth are currently going through right now is disgusting,” one person responded. “Your version of ‘let them eat cake’ is beyond cruel. In the end, it never ends well for the Marie Antoinettes of the world.”