If there’s one thing the Kardashians aren’t, it’s relatable. The family made its millions being filmed living their lives in front of us, after all. But when it comes to a global pandemic, when celebrities everywhere are trying to downplay the size of their mansions and the scale of their privilege, the Kardashian-Jenner family has stuck out more than ever. Not only did Kim choose to have her 40th birthday in Tahiti, flying 50 of her “closest friends and family members” by private jet to the island during a ban on all non-essential travel, but she then posted images – taken by professional photographers who were also flown over from the US – from the event all over Instagram.
A week later, Kendall Jenner hosted her Halloween-themed, celebrity-filled birthday party at a club in Los Angeles, despite the daily growing number of cases. Though Jenner attempted to keep her event offline – and away from the criticism and controversy it’d no doubt garner – by asking her guests to avoid posting on social media, the ban lasted all of an hour and for the second time in a week, the family was being slammed for being incredibly tone-deaf.
Add a headline inducing trip to Lake Tahoe to the mix and now, it appears they’ve finally learned their lesson. For the first time in 42 years, there will be no annual Kardashian Christmas party.
When a fan asked Khloe on Twitter whether the family’s festive party would be going ahead, the 36-year-old replied, “The Covid cases are getting out of control in CA. So we decided that we’re not doing a Christmas Eve party this year. It’s the first time we will not be having a Christmas Eve party since 1978 🥺 I believe. Health and safety first though! Taking this pandemic seriously is a must.”
Khloe also noted that this year we’d be getting no Kardashian Christmas card, either. “We have not done anything. No Christmas photos and no Christmas Eve party this year. Covid has taken over,” she tweeted.
In 2018, Kim hosted the elaborate event at her and her husband, Kanye West’s, home in the Hollywood Hills, with a party that included an art installation of Whoville trees, a light tunnel, a party tent that looked like a snow-capped mountain, and a ski slope created just for the occasion – which Kim and Paris Hilton happily slid down on social media.
Then, last year, Kourtney was on hosting duty, filling her house with roses, candles, fairy lights and a hot chocolate stand in what was estimated to be a $500,000 affair.
At least there’s always next year, K-Jens.