Kris Jenner Defends Kendall Jenner’s Controversial Halloween Birthday Party

It’s hard to keep up with all of the recent Kardashian-Jenner controversy. On Oct. 30, Kim Kardashian got slammed on social media over her 40th birthday celebrations with a large group of friends on a private island. Her critics felt her sharing photos and memories from the massive event was insensitive to the hardships people are experiencing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

And now, Kendall Jenner is being slammed on social media for her birthday party. And while she didn’t fly friends and family out to a private island via a private jet to “pretend things were normal just for a brief moment in time,” she did host a costume party at the 1 Hotel in West Hollywood, Calif. to celebrate her upcoming birthday. (She turns 25 on Nov. 3.)

Kendall’s critics are saying that her hosting a big party when COVID-19 cases are once again on the rise in the United States was irresponsible. Now, Kris Jenner has now responded to Kendall’s controversy.

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Kris Jenner attends the Nazarian Institute’s ThinkBIG 2020 Conference on January 11, 2020 | JC Olivera/Getty Images

How does Kris Jenner feel about Kendall Jenner having a party during a pandemic?

In an interview with Andy Cohen on his SiriusXM show Andy Cohen Live on Nov. 2, the momager said she and her family, despite appearances, are sensitive to the pandemic and get tested frequently.

“We live our lives trying to be just really good people,” Kris started off.

“We’re dealing with lots of people that have different opinions,” she continued. “And all we can do is live our lives the best way we know how, and be responsible, and do the right thing. And you know, we’re doing that exactly.”

“I am very sensitive to what’s going on, believe me,” the 64-year-old went on. “We are very lucky to work in an industry where we get tested once or twice a week. I just got tested again. I was tested on Friday because of the network rules while we’re filming, as you know, so that’s very strict, and then whenever we have a gathering. No matter how big or small, whether it’s five people or 25 people or 20 people.”


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Kris Jenner says there wasn’t anything wrong with Kendall Jenner’s birthday party

Kris then explained that Kendall did her due diligence with her party planning.

“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,” Kris revealed. “And everybody was tested before 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.”

Kris then added, “We do what we can. We try to follow the rules. And then, if are people, they’re commenting, they’re being critical, I can’t control that. I can just control how we behave and try to do the best we can.”

Cohen also came to the family’s defense, sharing with listeners that he got together with Kris last month and had to get a COVID rapid test beforehand. As he described, he got the test done when he arrived at Kris’ house, waited for 30 minutes, and then if his test came back negative, the gate to the house would open.

While the Kardashian-Jenners, no doubt, have all the access to COVID testing they could need, they don’t seem to fully grasp why people are upset. People on Twitter were saying that had Kim Kardashian simply not said anything about her luxurious party, people wouldn’t have criticized her for flashing her wealth and privilege during a pandemic. Kendall did try to avoid making the same mistake as her sister by implementing a no social media posting rule for her guests, but that rule was broken, and thus, here we are.

The access to affordable COVID testing that celebrities like the Kardashian-Jenners and their party guests have is not a privilege extended to all Americans. And that’s part of the reason why people criticize their pandemic parties, no matter how pure Kris Jenner says their intentions are.