The reaction Kylie Jenner recently anticipated over her private jet flex on Instagram didn’t turn out well. The 24-Year-Old had posted a black and white picture of herself and her partner, Travis Scott, embracing in between the two jets. It was captioned: “You wanna take mine or yours?”
The post quickly migrated to Twitter, and people were left horrified on the platform, accusing Kylie of being a full-time climate criminal.
The business mogul was slammed for bragging about her absolute disregard for the planet as private jets’ damage to the earth has been continuously highlighted. Some people even delved deeper into Kylie’s flight history and discovered that her jet had been used for flights as short as three minutes.
Before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Kylie bought her $72.8million jet, Kylie Air, which includes an entertainment room, master suite, and closet space.
And interestingly, she isn’t the only Kardashian-Jenner sister to have their plane, with Kim Kardashian revealing her own jet’s renovations. Showing off Kim Air in The Kardashians, the mom-of-four said she had customized the aircraft with an all-cashmere interior and light wood details.
“The best, most exciting part of the plane is its all cashmere – ceiling, pillows, headrests,” Kim had said.
However, while it’s unknown if Kylie was on the plane earlier this month, records showed it flew from Camarillo, California, to Van Nuys, California. The journey would have taken forty minutes by car. The mom-of-two jet also took flights amounting to less than 15 minutes each, which further left people unimpressed. Most people on Twitter were quick to point out they’d made sacrifices in their own lives to protect the environment amid a growing climate crisis.
With Kylie’s actions, they are questioning if it was worth it, especially as celebrities were able to be that reckless with their carbon footprint.
Someone else tweeted: “80% of people have never taken a plane and Kylie Jenner is out here taking regular 10 minute flights, 5 flights in the last week under 30 minutes, one was 3 minutes long. Her carbon footprint for one ten minute flight is more than some people make in a year.”Another said: “Kylie Jenner truly is one of the worst celebrities out there. Not her flexing her absolute disregard for the planet.”
Private jets have been found to emit two tons of CO2 in just one hour. In May 2021, Transport and Environment reported they are 5 to 14 times more polluting than commercial planes.
A third person expressed:Famous people are so OUT of touch with reality, like, how did she not think she’d get backlash for that. @KylieJenner read the room. Our planet is dying; climate change is a real issue.” In response to the 3minute flight, a fourth said: “Kylie Jenner: full-time climate criminal. These jets should never be allowed to take off.” The slamming continued as someone emphasized the hourly carbon footprint of most private jets is larger than the average annual carbon footprint for one American.
Another shared: “This is depressing as f*ck actually, considering working-class ppl are constantly being told to alter their/our habits to fight climate change while people w money can just pollute the earth all day.”
Some people found the post tasteless as it comes amid a global cost of living crisis. “There’s a cost of living crisis and, let us not forget, a climate crisis. Meanwhile, Kylie Jenner is posting this,” one tweeted. Another expressed: “Says a lot about how out of touch the Kardashian/Jenner clan are when Kylie thinks now when most of the world is struggling with basic living costs, is the perfect time to post a photo bragging about private planes. Read the room ya daft spoon. Actually f**king chronic.”