Kylie Jenner is roasted for using a private jet during the climate crisis


“Do you want to take mine or yours?”

That was the question asked by Kylie Jenner, the 24-year-old millionaire businesswoman, on her Instagram — accompanying a photo of two private jets: one for the reality TV star and one apparently for her partner, rapper Travis Scott.

The backlash was quick and harsh – as social media users denounced the environmental impact of using a luxury private planes as parts of Europe faced dangerous wildfires and record temperatures fueled by human-caused climate change.

“The lack of awareness is honestly amazing,” read one of the 45,000 comments on Jenner’s Instagram post, shared on Friday.

Another suggested that this display of wealth was tone deaf given the wake-up call that extreme weather in Europe has been for many. “I could recycle everything, buy all my second-hand clothes, compost and grow my own food for the rest of my life and it wouldn’t even begin to offset the footprint of one of his thefts,” they tweeted.

Others have suggested the pair ‘not take any’ planes and instead use their wealth and fame to help save the planet.

A rep for Jenner declined to comment early Thursday.

Jenner is far from alone in using private jets, but activists and environmental experts are increasingly concerned about the habits of the ultra-rich.

The European Federation for Transport and the Environment, a non-governmental organization campaigning for cleaner transport, says the super-rich are playing an ‘outsized role’ in the climate crisis and that carbon dioxide from jet emissions private has increased considerably in recent years.

The group, in a report shared last year, said that in one hour, a single private jet can emit two tonnes of carbon dioxide. The study noted that private jets are between five and 14 times more polluting than commercial planes and 50 times more harmful to the environment than trains.

The authors of the report called on the aviation sector work with the wealthy to propose more sustainable decarbonization efforts, including using alternative fuels and technologies.

Jenner bought the private jet in 2020 for more than $70 million, according to British tabloid The Sun. Photos posted to the star’s social media show plush leather seats with her initials embroidered on the headrest and a TV nook with “Kylie” written in pink neon lights.

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Her older sister Kim Kardashian has also been accused of polluting the planet by taking short flights and flaunting her brand new ‘Air Kim’ private jet, which features cashmere upholstery and a king-size bed.

The plane, which the Daily Mail identified as a Gulfstream G65OER, was featured on a recent episode of ‘The Kardashians’, which saw the 41-year-old show cameras around the custom-designed aircraft, which has a cream and – gray color scheme to match her home.

A growing number of wealthy people are being criticized for jet travel amid the climate crisis, including musicians such as Drake, actors such as Leonardo DiCaprio and sports stars like Floyd Mayweather.

The British royal family has also faced backlash for their frequent use of private jets.

While Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, have spoken out about climate change concerns in recent years, the couple have come under fire from media tabloids for their use of private jets.

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Their fans and friends, including Elton John, have defended the royal couple travel habits, arguing that they should avoid commercial planes and airports for security and privacy reasons.

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