Kylie Jenner is once again being criticized over throwing an Astroworld-themed birthday party for her two children, whom she shares with Travis Scott. The Kardashians star shared videos and photos from the “It Takes Two” themed birthday bash for both Stormi and Aire Webster on Wednesday (February 1). Stormi turned five on February 1, while her baby brother celebrates his first birthday Thursday.
Posting on her Instagram Stories yesterday, Kylie, 25, shared a photo of an inflatable Astroworld head rainbow inflatable slide. In addition to that, there was another inflatable Astroworld head in all grey that was a tunnel leading up to the party. Today, the Kylie Cosmetics founder shared snaps of a birthday celebration just for Aire — featuring yet another Astroworld head. This time, it was a tunnel entrance for a race car-themed bash.
This isn’t the first time Kylie has thrown StormiWorld parties; she threw one in 2019 for Stormi’s first birthday and again for her second and third birthday parties. The socialite received backlash when she hosted the event in February 2021 — breaking numerous official COVID-19 restrictions. Kylie said at the time that “Stormiworld 3 is canceled for obvious reasons.” She added that she “still went all out” and had a party with Stormi’s cousins and family members instead.
Folks online were outraged by Kylie continuing to associate her child’s birthday with such a devastating tragedy that ended in 10 deaths — including a 9-year-old boy. The reality star was branded “tasteless” and “callous” as her actions were discussed online. Writing on a Reddit forum, one person said of the “Stormiworld” head’s comeback: “Isn’t this tasteless after the Astroworld tragedy…..where children died…” Another person commented: “This birthday party theme is tone deaf and ugly. Maybe she could do something her daughter actually wants for her birthday? I’m sure it’s not a replica of the festival where daddy insights violence and ten people die including a 9 year old.”
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Another Reddit user asked: “The Astroworld themed birthday of Stormi and Aire is reason enough to cancel them. 10 people died because of the Astroworld festival, one of those people being a 9 year old little boy. Is this a joke ?” One person commented: “Kylie and Travis aren’t even together anymore. Kylie has no reason to cling on to this theme anymore. She doesn’t have to defend or protect her ex anymore…. yet she still does.”
Kylie has not acknowledged the backlash to Stormi or Aire’s birthday parties. Instead, Jenner posted a tribute video for her son on Instagram today writing, “AIRE. my son, my moon, my stars. best year of my life with you. you complete us my angel. mommy loves you. happy 1st birthday. may God always bless you.”
The Kylie Skin founder revealed the new name of her and Travis’ son recently along with pictures. She and Scott, 31, welcomed their son last February and initially named him Wolf Jacques. However, she shared on her Instagram Story a month later that her son’s name “isn’t Wolf anymore.” The former couple broke up at the end of 2022 after having an on-again-off-again relationship since 2017.