"She thinks it’s because people are jealous," a source claimed.


Kim Kardashian reportedly knows people were angry about her lavish vacation in the midst of a worldwide pandemic — she just doesn't care, a source claims.

An insider told Us Weekly that Kardashian is paying no mind to the controversy over her 40th birthday festivities, which involved a private jet, a private island, and private villas for her and her closest friends and family.

"Her birthday party was so much fun, and she had an absolute blast. She’s in a better mood with all her friends surrounding her," a source told the magazine. "Even though she’s getting backlash for taking her friends away, she doesn’t care. She thinks it’s because people are jealous. She wanted to celebrate turning 40, and she’s happy with where she’s at in life and knows who she is and is more confident than ever."

"Kim doesn’t care about the backlash," a second source added. "She sees celebs have a birthday party on a beach in Malibu and it’s fine, but because she has the means to safely transport her family, she is torn down for it. The party was amazing. It was just family and Kim’s closest friends — really just her core group."

Kardashian was called out for being tone-deaf and her birthday party quickly turned into a meme after she wrote about how humble she felt to be able to be on a private island as COVID-19 cases continue to climb around the world.

"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 wrote. "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."

During an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show this week, Khloé Kardashian (who tested positive for the virus earlier this year) defended her sister's party.

"This year is a frustrating year—I get it," she said of the backlash. "I think there's so many frustrations going on for everybody, but also it's her 40th and this is something that she really wanted to do. For us, it was such a nice thing."