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    Kris Jenner Tried To Defend Kendall Jenner's Party As Coronavirus Cases Surge

    A couple days after the US broke its single-day record for coronavirus cases.

    Coronavirus cases are currently surging across the United States, but you couldn't guess that by looking at photos and videos from Kendall Jenner's Halloween and birthday party.

    Yesterday, posts started circulating from the heavily populated event — where nearly only a server (and Jaden Smith, possibly ironically) was seen wearing a mask — and they were not received well.

    Jaden Smith wearing an oxygen mask while sitting at a table with two guests
    @kyliejenner / Via Instagram: @kyliejenner

    You can decide how the uncomfortably crowded event compares to Kim Kardashian's recent private island birthday party.

    That's not even to mention the video of Kendall blowing out the candles on her cake with seemingly no regard for the server holding it, who was trying to distance as much as possible from her.

    Well, after many people pointed out the blatant disregard this shows for everyone struggling during the pandemic — not to mention the lives possibly put at risk from it — family matriarch Kris Jenner commented on the party.

    Scott Disick dressed as Ace Ventura, The Weeknd dressed as the Nutty Professor, and Kylie Jenner dressed as a sexy snake pose for cameras

    When Kris was asked about the backlash, she attempted to defend Kendall and the event: “We’re dealing with lots of people that have different opinions," she told Andy Cohen on SiriusXM. Opinions are one thing, but CDC guidelines — which people at the party clearly violated — are another.

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    The CDC's website states, "Put 6 feet of distance between yourself and people who don’t live in your household. Remember that some people without symptoms may be able to spread virus," which no one was doing in any of the social media posts shared from the party.

    Kris then continued, "All we can do is live our lives the best way we know how and be responsible and do the right thing. And we're doing that. And I think, I am very sensitive to what's going on."

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    It didn't stop there, either. "I've really tried so hard," Kris added, before sharing the precautions she believes people took ahead of the party.

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    "We are very lucky to work in an industry where we get tested once or twice a week." That's great that they're able to get tested regularly, but many people aren't.

    "At Kendall's, everyone got tested before they walked in the door and they had to wait, you know, a half an hour until the testing was, the results were in. And everybody was tested before a few days before the, you know, Halloween. So we are really responsible and we make sure that everyone in our family and our closest friends are tested religiously."

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    Kris didn't share which company was responsible for the rapid tests administered to attendees, but one recent study of rapid tests by Quidel found that the tests "detected only 32 percent of positive cases." Additionally, "Quidel’s tests are authorized for use only in people with symptoms, but their use in those who are asymptomatic has been strongly encouraged by the federal government," according to the New York Times.

    Kris also had this to say: "We do what we can, we, we try to follow the rules. And then if people are, you know, they're commenting and they're being critical, I can't control that."

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    Not throwing parties in the middle of a pandemic is actually something we can all fully control — the Kardashians apparently just choose not to.

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