Khloé Kardashian defends Kim’s controversial 40th celebration getaway


Khloé Kardashian is talking out about her sister Kim’s controversial birthday bash — and her personal bout with COVID-19.Khloé Kardashian defends Kim’s controversial celebration, discusses COVID-19 expertise on Ellen. (Photo: Michael Rozman/Warner Bros.)ExtraThe Keeping Up With the Kardashians character appeared on the Ellen DeGeneres Show Thursday and answered softball questions on flying to a non-public island — Tetiaroa, a part of Tahiti, in French Polynesia — in a gaggle throughout a pandemic to celebration for her sister’s 40th. And, no, she doesn’t remorse it — regardless of the key backlash over Kim’s tone-deaf submit bragging concerning the journey, which reportedly price $1 million.“Nobody knew where they were going,” Khloé reported bubbly. “We didn’t find out until on the plane. And it was so special.”She stated Kim deliberate the occasion, attended by “20 or 25” folks, and didn’t inform folks the place they had been going, solely that it was a “tropical” locale.“We were told three nice outfits for dinners or something like that but other than that we had no idea,” she continued. “It was the coolest experience to be that surprised.”DeGeneres then requested about Kim getting “in trouble for talking about” the journey — although it was extra concerning the tone-deaf nature by which it was delivered amid 228,000 COVID deaths and numerous folks unemployed — and Khloé insisted she hasn’t been taking note of the headlines, however knew sufficient to know “that people were upset that we all went out of town.” She went on to defend the journey.“This year is a frustrating year,” stated Khloé, who, alongside together with her relations, earns $900,000 per episode of KUWTK, now in its ultimate season. “I think there’s so many frustrations going on for everybody. But also, it’s her 40th and this is something she really wanted to do for us. It was such a nice thing!”She stated they took many “precautions” — everybody there was reportedly repeatedly examined for COVID-19 earlier than they flew to the island by way of non-public aircraft — and the group being there helped “the tourism aspect of it,” with the employees being “grateful” they had been there.“So many people said that we were their first party or guests that they’ve had in months — and what it’s done for them to be able to pay their bills,” Khloé stated.She stated listening to that from the employees at The Brando, the place costs begin at $3,400 an evening per individual, made them “feel really good” about themselves. “And we did it in the safest way I could imagine someone doing it. It was such a beautiful experience and I want Kim to focus on how beautiful it was and what she did for everybody. I don’t want that to overshadow all the greatness that happened.”Khloé confirmed Kylie Jenner was not on the journey due to “work stuff.”She additionally spoke about getting COVID-19, which she was identified with in March.“It was so incredibly scary,” she stated, particularly because of the timing and all of the unknowns. “I was really, really sick.”She stated the entire Kardashian household was examined on the time and everybody else was adverse. (Brother-in-law Kanye West had it at about the identical time, which she didn’t point out.)“I was just quarantined in my room for about 16 days,” she stated. “We had to wait until I had negative test results for me to leave. And that was the hardest part. I don’t care how beautiful of a place you have,” referring to the mansion she quarantined in, “being taken away from your child for that long — because I couldn’t be around my daughter —that was the most heart-wrenching thing.”DeGeneres additionally applauded Khloé for co-parenting True with on/of-boyfriend Tristan Thompson — who was Kim’s birthday journey — however made a degree to say she would no be asking if they’re again collectively. Though they had been photographed kissing at one other one in every of Kim’s events.Read extra from Yahoo Entertainment: