Khloe Kardashian declares annual Christmas party cancelled after multiple family events amid pandemic prompt backlash

Khloe Kardashian has declared the famous family's annual Christmas eve party cancelled for the first time since 1978 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The reality television star tweeted that the decision was made to put "health and safety first," but it was too little, too late for many who remained outraged over several recent celebrations held by the sisters that appeared to flout COVID-19 restrictions.

"The Covid cases are getting out of control in CA [California]. So we decided that we’re not doing a Christmas Eve party this year. It’s the first time we will not be having a Christmas Eve party since 1978 I believe. Health and safety first though! Taking this pandemic seriously is a must," Kardashian replied to a fan who queried whether the event was still on. 

"Since when have they been taking this seriously? They've been called out multiple times for ignoring CA's restrictions. The backlash finally get to them?" one Twitter user queried. 

"You mean they didn’t rent a private island to flaunt their millions on Instagram while people struggle with Covid and unemployment?  Growth, y’all.  Ha," said another. 

Khloe's sister Kim Kardashian came under fire for her "tone deaf" tweets about her 40th birthday party, in which she mused on the "simple luxury of travel with loved ones," having flown her inner circle to an island getaway via private jet. 

Next, Kim and Khloe's younger half-sister Kendall Jenner drew backlash for throwing a Halloween-themed birthday party on a hotel rooftop, where 100 guests crammed together without masks, and a 'no social media' rule was put in place in an attempt to stop the event being publicised. 

Just weeks before announcing the Christmas party was cancelled, Khloe appeared confident the family would still throw a celebration, tweeting: "I think it will have to be way smaller obviously. And I’m totally fine with that, but we’re definitely celebrating Christmas! It will just have to be small and safe." 

That statement got the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star in hot water, infuriating fans who were frustrated with the family's insistence on continuing to hold risky events. 

"You and your entire family are so out of touch with reality!" one angry Twitter user replied at the time. 

"There's no 'safe' parties right now. And as someone who has had it, I thought you would be aware of that now and not be selfish and throw a party," said another, referring to when Khloe contracted coronavirus earlier this year

Khloe said her family were "all so upset" about having to call off the Christmas party, adding that they would also forgo their much-anticipated yearly Christmas photo shoot. 

"Covid has taken over," she said.