Kris Jenner Defends Daughter Kendall's Halloween Birthday Bash During Covid-19
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Kris Jenner has spoken out in defence of her daughter Kendall after it emerged she threw a big Halloween birthday bash despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
The occasional Keeping Up With The Kardashians star and top-model ignored current Covid-19 guidelines - which currently state residents of California are not allowed to gather in more than three households - inviting tonnes of celebrity pals to celebrate her 25th birthday.
And now her mum Kris Jenner has spoken out in her defence, after the public criticised Kendall and her guests (including sisters Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian and Kourtney Kardashian, singer The Weekend, Jaden Smith and Justin Bieber) for brazenly ignoring the rules.
Addressing the backlash her family had received, the Momager, 64, said: "We're dealing with lots of people that have different opinions and 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."
Speaking on SiriusXM's Andy Cohen Live on Monday, she went on: "I'm very sensitive to what's going on.
"Believe me, you know, I've tried so hard."
Kris went on to admit she felt "very lucky" to have access to Covid-19 testing "once or twice a week" while filming KUWTK.
She added that safety guidelines were enforced "no matter how big or small" before any family event, including Kendall's Halloween party - which required guests to be tested on the door, and wait for a negative result before being allowed inside.
Ok Kendall Jenner blowing out candles as a masked waiter holds her cake and tries to move out of the way was actually the scariest thing I saw on Halloween pic.twitter.com/o46ri7TJ9W
- Nicholindz Cage (@lolzlindz) November 1, 2020
"Everyone got tested before they walked in the door and they had to wait, you know, a half hour until ... the results were in," Kris said.
"And everybody was tested a few days before Halloween. So we are really responsible and we make sure that everyone in our family and our closest friends are tested religiously. You know, we do what we can, we try to follow the rules."
While Jenner herself dressed up as Pamela Anderson's iconic Barb Wire for her party, others were left disgusted after her friend Jaden Smith appeared to dress up as a Covid patient for the big night, wearing an oxygen mask.
There were over 84,000 positive cases of Coronavirus confirmed in the US on Halloween.
not kendall jenner throwing a halloween party for her birthday telling her guests not to post pictures on social media and then her own sisters post some pic.twitter.com/NJXCXVEBtU
- jojo (@goIdnangeI) November 1, 2020
"Rapid tests shouldn't be used to break CDC rules and practice your 'right to party'," a Twitter user argued. "I don't know why they think that they're immune to these guidelines? And WASTING precious resources when there are limits on how many people can be tested daily due to limited supply!"
While another penned: "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..."
It isn't just Kendall who is drawing in criticism to the Kardashian-Jenner clan.
Kim also came under fire recently for telling fans she'd celebrated her 40th birthday on a private island on a private island this year - in a post which many labelled "tone deaf" and "insensitive" given the current climate.
40 and feeling so humbled and blessed. There is not a single day that I take for granted, especially during these times when we are all reminded of the things that truly matter. pic.twitter.com/p98SN0RDZD
- Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) October 27, 2020
Sharing snaps from the lavish event, Kim told her followers she was "humbly reminded of how privileged" she is.
But many said the post didn't have any regard for the turmoil Covid-19 has reaped on people's health, finances and lives as a whole.
In both Kendall and Kim's snaps from their birthday events, masked workers could be seen in shot, while the famous family and their nearest and dearest roamed around freely, without masks or any apparent social distancing.
Neither Kim not Kendall have directly commented on the criticism they've faced.
Tyla has contacted Kim and Kendall's reps for comment.