It’s Kendall Jenner’s Party and She’ll Rage if She Wants To

If you can believe it, she threw a 100-person party & COVID still exists.

Gigi Love
Gigi Love
Nov 8, 2020 · 5 min read
Kendall Jenner’s Instagram

Happy birthday, Kendall Jenner.

I hope it was worth it.

The Kardashian/Jenner clan has been in hot water lately. Last week, Kim K turned 40 and threw herself a birthday bash on a private island with a group of her friends and family.

People, understandably, were furious.

Now, Kendall Jenner is picking up where her sister left off.

In fact, she topped Kim’s intimate little luxury vacation by throwing a Halloween/birthday party for herself… with 100 people. Supposedly, every guest and staff member had to take a COVID rapid test before entering… but really? We’re trusting that system?

These two events have triggered a *ton* of backlash.

Let’s dig into why we are all so — understandably — triggered by this.

Many of us are still in quarantine

But, alas, as of this story, the U.S. has hit 100,000 new cases in a single day for the first time. So, this is hardly going away. In fact, I would argue that COVID ambivalence could be a huge factor in these new cases.

I get it. We all want “normal” back.

It feels like the world around me is totally okay with pretending we are all back to normal.

For me, COVID doesn’t mean a quick flu-ish disease and I’m all good. For me, getting COVID could mean death for my dad.

It hurts when people in my normal life go to bachelorette parties or restaurants or hug their family members. But when a celebrity like Kendall Jenner does this? It’s a slap in the face.

Many of us are in serious financial struggles

As a former Disney employee, I watched my friends get laid off from the Happiest Place on Earth. Some of them had worked there for decades.

This is not a time of financial security.

So, yeah, it’s pretty sh*tty to see millionaire celebrities throw themselves parties and then flaunt it on Instagram.

It feels very let-them-eat-cake.

I’m not naive enough to think that the Kardashian Jenner clan is going to stop spending their millions upon millions of dollars because of COVID. But can you at least be sensitive enough to not broadcast it on social media?

Many of us have lost loved ones this year

There are people losing their entire families to this virus. People are dying alone in hospitals and their family members are grieving them from outside hospital walls.

If now is not the time for above-and-beyond sensitivity, then when?

This is not a drill.

It’s an isolating time. It’s a time of grieving. And while I hardly suggest that we can’t experience any joy in the midst of this year — although it feels like that sometimes — we need to be more sensitive about how we express that joy.

Many of us can’t take a vacation

God, I would love to go to the beach with my family. Hell, I would like to be able to hug my parents. To cook a meal with them. To watch a movie in the living room.

These are not luxuries many of us have right now.

We all deserve a f*cking vacation.

Hell, no one else got birthday parties this year, so what makes you so special, Kendall?

In Kim’s social media post, she writes, “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.”

Well, Kim, while a trip to a private island may be “normal” for you, the “normal” many of us crave is simply the ability to be in the same room as a family member.

Perspective, people.

Many of us are having serious mental health issues

Anxiety disorders have tripled. More people are turning to alcohol to cope. And depression reports have quadrupled.

So, yes, Kardashian Jenners, it is the perfect time to throw parties.

I can only imagine how someone struggling with depression would have felt by seeing these posts.

We all want to get away. We all would love a private island.

Many of us would give anything to just hug our loved ones

I don’t know if you’re like me. Maybe you have taken more risks with this virus than I can afford. Even still, the months and months and months of this is wearing on our spirits. I would give anything to be able to walk into my parents’ house and hug my mother.

But we have to keep each other safe.

This time last year I never would have guessed safety for my dad would mean separation from him.

It f*cking sucks.

The truth is that the Kardashian Jenners don’t care and maybe we shouldn’t expect them to

She knew people might be kind of p*ssed about this. Hell, she had to have seen what went down with Kim’s little shindig.

And still? She was selfish and reckless enough to throw herself a rager.

But… at least she tried to hide it this time, right?

The more we see images of parties and gatherings and vacations like this, the more we become desensitized. The more we start thinking, “maybe COVID isn’t so bad after all.” The more we start taking risks. The more people get sick. The more people die.

It’s a danger we can’t afford.

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Gigi Love

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Gigi Love

I have questions (and answers) about sex, love, and pop culture. You too? Join me here: https://gigilove.substack.com

Fearless She Wrote

This is a space to empower differences, tell our stories, and share our lives together. We will not be silenced. We will be fearless. And we will write.

Gigi Love

Written by

Gigi Love

I have questions (and answers) about sex, love, and pop culture. You too? Join me here: https://gigilove.substack.com

Fearless She Wrote

This is a space to empower differences, tell our stories, and share our lives together. We will not be silenced. We will be fearless. And we will write.

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