Kim Kardashian denies catching Covid at private island party
Kim Kardashian has denied catching Covid after organising a private island party.
The reality TV star revealed this week that she contracted the virus last Autumn, around the time that she joined her friends and family on a private island to celebrate her 40th birthday.
On the most recent episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Kim, who was preparing for her law exams at the time, said: "We’re supposed to be doing 12-hour study sessions every day, leading up to the test, and I’ve just been feeling so sick and so awful with Covid that I can hardly even get out of bed and study."
Soon afterwards, Buzzfeed published a piece detailing the timeline of Kim's illness, claiming that she contracted Covid "days after" she returned from the controversial party.
"She says North has also been feeling sick, and they’re both due to be tested soon," reads the piece. "The next thing we see is an announcement that Kim and her family all tested positive and that filming shut down for 14 days.
"It’s interesting, though, that the family chose not to go public with Kim’s Covid-19 diagnosis at the time. This seems unusual for Kim, whose life and medical issues have always been an open book."
Buzzfeed examined the timeline, and detailed that Kim "likely" tested positive for Covid-19 on November 7, "roughly 10 days after returning home from her private island birthday party."
Kim has since refuted this claim. Responding via Twitter, she said that son Saint was the first member of the family to test positive for the virus and that "nobody" caught Covid from the private island trip.
"False. Nobody caught Covid from the trip," she wrote. "Saint was the first to have it in our family and he caught it from school from another student who tested positive first. I then developed symptoms and got it a few days after he coughed on me while caring for him."
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. I then developed symptoms and got it a few days after he coughed on me while caring for him. https://t.co/hTWbB6JC25
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) May 28, 2021
There's every chance that the Kardashians may have kept their diagnosis a secret to avoid further backlash after the private island party, regardless of whether the virus was contracted there or not.
But why bother revealing it now, when the Covid scenario - and the inevitable backlash - could have been avoided altogether?
We may never know the truth, but we do know that a stunning coincidence when we see one.