Khloé Confirmed The Kardashians Are Still Planning To Have Their Christmas Eve Party By Using Rapid COVID Tests And It's Caused A Huge Backlash

    "We're definitely celebrating Christmas! It will just have to be small and safe. Maybe do rapid testing before."

    It's fair to say that the Kardashians have attracted a lot of criticism over their handling of the coronavirus pandemic, which has seen them repeatedly flout the various stay-at-home and social distancing orders issued by the state of California.

    They've hung out with people outside of their households, had family gatherings, and most recently received huge backlash over Kim and Kendall's respective birthday parties.

    For Kim's 40th, the star hired a private jet and flew 40+ friends and family members to a private island where they "danced, rode bikes, swam near whales ... and so much more".

    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.

    Kim shared the news on Twitter where she revealed that she'd taken the "simple luxury of travel" and spending time with her loved ones for granted until the pandemic hit, and added that the trip had "humbly reminded" her of "how privileged" her life is.

    Many people were outraged over the trip which they said was "tone-deaf" and "repulsive" in light of the suffering millions have endured during the pandemic which has so far killed 240,000 Americans.

    And for Kendall's 25th, she held a party with over 100 attendees and apparently tried to keep it secret with a "no social media" rule in place.

    no but kendall jenner really threw a big ass party with all those celebrities without masks in the middle of a pandemic with a “no social media” rule so people wouldn’t find out about it....

    However, rather than taking on board the criticism of each party, the Kardashians have defended their actions by insisting that the gatherings have all been held "safely".

    And it seems as though the family are remaining unfazed by the backlash because Khloé has just revealed that they're planning to go ahead with their annual Christmas Eve party — the biggest display of opulence in the entire Kardashian/Jenner calendar.

    In response to a fan expressing concern that the party would be cancelled this year, Khloé revealed that the family would "definitely be celebrating Christmas" by enlisting the help of rapid-response COVID tests.

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    "It will have to be way smaller, obviously," she wrote. "And I'm totally fine with that! But we're definitely celebrating Christmas! It will just have to be small and safe. Maybe do rapid testing before. We have to think of what is safest."

    @rodashian I pray not! I think it will have to be way smaller obviously. And I’m totally fine with that! But we’re definitely celebrating Christmas! It will just have to be small and safe. Maybe do rapid testing before 😳 We have to think of what is safest

    Rapid COVID tests costs upward of $140 per test. A recent study by Quidel also found that rapid tests "detected only about 32 per cent of positive cases".

    And it didn't take long before the replies were flooded with people expressing anger that the Kardashians were even considering throwing their Christmas Eve bash.

    E!

    "Maybe not throwing multiple parties during a global pandemic is the safest and you're too out of touch to realize?" wrote one fan in response. "Just me? K."

    @khloekardashian @rodashian Maybe not throwing multiple parties during a global pandemic is the safest and you’re too out of touch to realize? Just me? K

    "You want to know what's safest? Don't fucking have it! Why is this so hard for y'all to understand??" another person said.

    @khloekardashian @rodashian You want to know what’s safest? Don’t fucking have it! Why is this so hard for y’all to understand??

    And one final person told Khloé: "Fuck you and your family for your bullshit parties during a pandemic and use of rapid testing when others have a hard time getting tests. So many people have missed out on milestones like bdays, weddings, graduation, or worse, seeing loved ones for the last time and funerals."

    @khloekardashian @rodashian Fuck you and your family for your bullshit parties during a pandemic and use of rapid testing when others have a hard time getting tests. So many people have missed out on milestones like bdays, weddings, graduation, or worse, seeing loved ones for the last time and funerals.🖕🏻🖕🏻

    Ellie Woodward is Celebrity and Entertainment Editor for BuzzFeed UK and is based in London.

    Contact Ellie Woodward at ellie.woodward@buzzfeed.com.

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