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Kylie Jenner’s Private Jet Use Earns Her ‘Climate Criminal’ Label

“girl what am i recycling for?"

Criticism of Kylie Jenner is intensifying amid reports that the reality star uses her private jet to make minutes-long flights around Southern California.

BuzzFeed highlighted a post from Twitter account Celebrity Jets that showed that “Kylie Air” flew from Camarillo to Van Nuys earlier this month — a 17 minute ride that would have been only 45 minutes by car.

The post was unearthed after Kylie posted a photo posing with Travis Scott on Instagram on Saturday, as the couple prepared to board an airplane. Two private jets, as well as a Rolls-Royce, were featured in the image. Kylie’s Instagram caption: “You wanna take mine or yours ?”

It's not exactly uncommon for celebs to have private jets, but as many on Instagram noted, the decision comes amid a continuing and worsening climate crisis. And Kylie reportedly takes her jet on short flights all the time, making regular trips that last less than 15 minutes each, according to the BuzzFeed piece.

Fans were quick to point out the problems with the post, writing, “Maybe take neither’s and reduce your carbon footprint” and “But what about combating climate change.”

Others wrote, “Why do I have to limit my meat consumption and use paper straws while the 1% gets to pump tons of carbon into the atmosphere for a day trip to Palm Springs?” and “But it’s us who must use paper straws.” Another follower commented, “girl what am i recycling for?"

Kylie's personal jet takes off in Malta


Reactions on Twitter were also critical, with one user writing, “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????”

“Kylie Jenner: full time climate criminal,” another user said. “These jets should never be allowed to take off.”

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Private jets are terrible for the environment, emitting massive amounts of carbon dioxide and used by only a small number of super wealthy people. A 2021 report from Transport and Environment found that only 1% of people cause 50% of aviation emissions.

Meanwhile, an unprecedented heat wave is currently hitting large parts of Europe. In Spain and Portugal, more than 1,700 people have died from heat-related causes, and wildfires have forced thousands of people to flee their homes, according to Axios.

It's frustrating and maddening that others, celebs and the Supreme Court included, aren't approaching the climate emergency with the seriousness that's warranted. There is hope, particularly when it comes to young people challenging the status quo, but as a recent Teen Vogue op-ed argued, every second in the fight against climate change matters. Although we are largely reliant upon leaders and policymakers to fully address climate change with the seriousness it warrants, there are still ways we can help.

This certainly isn't the first time the Kardashian-Jenner family has faced backlash for what they share on social media. As pointed out by Glamour, Kylie once received criticism for the truly over-the-top party she threw for Stormi, and Khloé's choice of plastic water bottle also became an educational moment.

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