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Kim Kardashian’s ‘Tone Deaf’ 40th Birthday Bash On A Private Island Gets Roasted With Memes

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People are getting tired of public displays of privilege during a global pandemic.

Kim Kardashian and the Kardashian/Jenner clan have been symbols of extreme privilege for over a decade now, and Kardashian’s most recent stunt—her 40th birthday with her “closest inner circle” which definitely included more people than the CDC’s guidelines for gatherings—is the newest thing that has people shaking their heads.

After several tweets telling Kim “please don’t come back from the island” and calling the stunt “tone deaf,” the fourth tweet in the thread starting being appropriated across the internet.

And people definitely got creative with their memes.

The memes included scenes from media across the board, including Super Smash Bros., Parasite, Midsommar, Game Of Thrones, Cast Away, Pokémon, and more.

Folks even posted pics surrounded by their pets or other inane situations to highlight how ridiculous the entire situation was.

Isn’t the meme treatment just the best?

Kardashian is not nearly the first celebrity to do something tone deaf: Gal Gadot, near the beginning of the outbreak, and several celebrity friends recorded a video of John Lennon’s Imagine, which was quite literally tone deaf, as singers could not seem to agree on a key.

These continuing social media posts that seem to have no regard for a deadly virus that continues to break records in the United States, with new infections topping over 70,000 per day for the past seven days, call into question the disparity of quality of life between the haves and the have-nots of the country.

Will life post pandemic seek to equalize that culture?

Mike Walsh

Written by Mike Walsh

Mike is a writer, dancer, actor, and singer who recently graduated with his MFA from Columbia University. Mike's daily ambitions are to meet new dogs and make new puns on a daily basis. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram @mikerowavables.