Kim Kardashian denied contracting COVID-19 from her controversial birthday trip following Thursday night’s episode of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians.”
After the episode, BuzzFeed News published a timeline that seemed to prove Kim came down with coronavirus after her headline-making 40th birthday vacation, but the E! reality star promptly shut the report down.
“False. Nobody caught Covid from the trip. Saint was the first to have it in our family and he caught it from school from another student who tested positive first,” Kim tweeted. “I then developed symptoms and got it a few days after he coughed on me while caring for him.”
The show documented Kim’s debate about re-sitting for the baby bar exam, scheduled for November, when Saint contracts coronavirus. Kim’s daughter North West also felt sick, and Kim revealed they were due to be tested soon. Production shut down as the entire family quarantined for two weeks.
The report found Kim’s decision to keep her diagnosis private suspect, as the Skims founder always has been open with her health issues and provided ample evidence that the KKW Beauty founder contracted it while away on her $1 million trip to Tahiti.
A rep for Kim declined to give BuzzFeed News the exact date she tested positive.
Kim and the rest of the Kardashian-Jenners were slammed for the trip and the reality star’s subsequent tone-deaf posts about it.
“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,” she shared on social media. “We danced, rode bikes, swam near whales, kayaked, watched a movie on the beach and so much more. I realize that for most people, this is something that is so far out of reach right now, so in moments like these, I am humbly reminded of how privileged my life is. #thisis40”
Despite recognizing her privilege and noting the health precautions that were taken to avoid the spread of COVID-19, Twitter users blasted her.
“I haven’t seen ma family in 4 months because I work a public-facing job and I’m absolutely terrified of the possibility of passing Covid on to my vulnerable parents. I hope you had fun pretending things were normal, but spare a thought for those of us staying in the real world,” one person tweeted in response.
“lmao reading this as half of my office got laid off today,” wrote another.