Kylie Jenner Continues To Ignore Social Distancing Rules At BBF Stassie’s Birthday Party

Katie O'Malley
Photo credit: Kylie Jenner - Instagram

From ELLE

Kylie Jenner appears to have disregarded social distancing guidelines after attending her best friend Anastasia 'Stassie' Karanikolaou's birthday party in California.

On Monday, the 22-year-old was seen partying with her friend Stassie and their pals in California, just days after she was seen at LA nightclub Bootsy Bellows with her sister Kendall Jenner and friend Fai Khadra.

In recent weeks, California has relaxed its lockdown rules, from requiring everyone to stay at home except for essential travel to allowing some businesses to reopen and small gatherings to occur, as long as social distancing is enforced.

However, it appears the beauty mogul and her friends are deciding to ignore the government’s advice.

In a photograph shared on Stassie’s Instagram account earlier this week, Kylie poses for a picture with their friends in an outside location, in matching black tracksuits with Stassie’s name and age emblazoned on the hoodie. The party is widely thought to have taken place at Stassie's Californian home.

The friends' close proximity and lack of masks would seem to suggest that social distancing guidelines were not followed.

On Tuesday, Jenner shared a series of photographs on Instagram of her and Stassie over the years, describing her as her ‘fairy 42 sister’.

‘I cherish every year we’ve spent together and I thank God for putting you in my life,’ an excerpt of her photos’ caption reads.

During the height of lockdown, it was believed that Jenner was self isolating with her daughter, Stormi Webster, and ex boyfriend, Travis Scott. However, Stassie soon made an appearance on the beauty mogul's social media account, which suggested that the social media star has relocated to be nearer to the famous family.

Last month, Jenner’s older sister Khloé Kardashian responded to backlash she received for her family’s proximity to each other at Scott Disick’s birthday party.

Kardashian’s photos saw the family posing together for photos and seemingly ignore social distancing guidelines. The snaps prompted accusations of hypocrisy among her followers after she had highlighted the importance of following US guidelines.

‘Not even trying to be rude,’ the 35-year-old replied to one comment after sharing a photograph of herself and Disick and another of her two-year-old True at the gathering, US Weekly reported.

‘Drives me wild when people act as if they know. Of course we want to protect ourselves. Simply for the sake of our angels, not to mention our own health. But it’s human nature I guess.’

In May, the governor of California, Gavin Newsom, announced that small gatherings could take place among friends and family from separate households as long as numbers were limited and social distancing was followed.

Officials in the likes of San Francisco, Napa require citizens to use basic non-medical, cloth masks, to cover their noses and mouths when they leave their homes for essential travel such as visiting their doctor and supermarket.

Jenner’s attendance at Stassie’s party comes amid a new analysis of state data that shows that nearly half of Californians live in areas with worrying resurgence of coronavirus.

According to the analysis there were 133,489 cases in California as of Tuesday, and nearly 4,700 deaths.

‘Many of the cases that are showing up in hospitals are linked to gatherings that are taking place in homes - birthday parties and funerals,’ says Olivia Kasirye, public health director of Sacramento County.

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