AceShowbiz - Kylie Jenner's privilege seems to have rubbed climate change activists the wrong way. The socialite and entrepreneur is facing major backlash from social media users after boasting about her and boyfriend Travis Scott (II)'s private jets.
On Friday, July 15, the reality TV star posted a black-and-white picture of her and her rapper beau cozying up to each other while standing in front of their private jets. "You wanna take mine or yours?" she boldly captioned the Instagram post.
As if it's not irritating enough, it was later revealed that Kylie would regularly take her private jet for short flights. According to Twitter account @CelebJets that usually lists the pounds of jet fuel used, the cost of said fuel and the amount of CO2 emissions, the makeup mogul flew from Camarillo, California, to Van Nuys, California, earlier this month.
The estimated flight time was just three minutes as opposed to a road trip that would have taken just 40 minutes. The page later clarified that the total flight time ended up being 17 minutes. Flight records also show that the 24-year-old takes regular flights amounting to less than 15 minutes each.
The discovery led to many Twitter users branding Kylie "a full time climate criminal." One person posted on the micro-blogging app, "kylie jenner out here picking which colour private jet she wanna take today meanwhile I gotta chug my iced coffee before my straw becomes paper mache???? explain."
A critic wrote, "Can't wait to see Kylie Jenner post environmental awareness pics on her stories as if she isn't single-handedly doing more damage to the environment than most of us with her 3 min flights." A third person 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."
"Oh but I must cycle to work , use paper straws, limit beef consumption in order to reduce my carbon footprint?" a fourth reacted to the news. Another blasted the reality TV star, "Kylie Jenner truly is one of the worst celebrities out there. Not her flexing her absolute disregard for the planet."
"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," someone else pointed out.
Kylie has not responded to the backlash, but this isn't the first time she or a member of the famous Kardashian-Jenner clan has been accused of being "out of touch" with reality. In one episode of "The Kardashians", the Kylie Cosmetics founder and her mother Kris Jenner found novelty in daily activities such as grocery shopping.
"I love that Kylie and Kendall are so out of touch with reality, to the point where they have to have a day to do 'normal things' like grocery store in person and cutting their own cucumbers," one person tweeted at the time, following Kendall Jenner's viral cucumber cutting fail.
"Kylie and Kris calling going to the grocery store and checking out and filling their cart an experience is the most white rich privileged thing I've seen," another reacted. A third said, "The Kardashians thought the 'day of normal errands' with Kris and Kylie would be cute but it's SO GROSS. We know they're out of touch, we don't need to see just how out of touch."