Can you imagine someone seriously asking which private jet they should take today? It sounds like something one of the Roy siblings would say. (Probably Kendall.) And yet, Kylie Jenner posed this very question on her Insta. No, the people are not happy. Maybe to avoid controversy, the Kardashians should start “keeping up” with the general public. (I volunteer as tribute to have my life broadcast on TV.)
On July 15, Jenner posted a pic on Instagram of her and Travis Scott, hugging. Cute, right? Forgot to mention that the couple is standing in between two private jets, with Jenner captioning the pic, “You wanna take mine or yours?” Unclear if they own both of these private jets, but they at least appear to have had access to them. Regardless of which private plane they ended up taking, the flight in question was apparently from Camarillo, CA to Van Nuys, CA, which would take approximately 3 minutes, or a drive that Google Maps puts at about 43 minutes. I know time is money, but… really?
This all comes after Jenner bought her private jet, which she called Kylie Air, in 2020 for about $70 million. Jenner had posted pics and videos of her private plane on Insta, showing off the interior details. Don’t worry, the plane had nothing extravagant. Just the necessities: neon lights, a full bar, and Hermès blankets on each seat (I wish I was kidding). It’s one thing to flaunt all their wealth and bougie lifestyles, that’s kind of the Kardashian M.O. Showing off two private jets though, during a very dire global climate crisis? When private jets tend to produce more CO2 emissions per passenger than commercial flights? It’s problematic, and the people have some thoughts.
“Kylie Jenner flying private has zero impact on the world but me using a plastic straw is where people draw the line…” writes one Twitter user. Anotheragrees, tweeting, “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.”
On Jenner’s Insta post in question, one user commented, “maybe take neither’s and reduce your carbon footprint,” while another questioned, “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?” Re-f*cking-Tweet.
Not everyone jumped on the dogpile, though. One user took to Twitter to defend Jenner, writing, “The real reason why y’all mad at Kylie Jenner is cause y’all are broke,” adding, “leave the environment out of it.” Another wrote, “100,000 planes take off EVERY SINGLE DAY, and you’re worried about Kylie Jenner & her boyfriend having 2 private jets?”
At least sister Kim Kardashian is being a good role model and isn’t emitting tons of harmful emissions via a private plane…psych! On the latest season of The Kardashians, Kim showed off her new plane, Air Kim. (Inventive.) She walked through the details, saying “usually planes are, like, dark with lighter leather. Mine, I had custom all-light wood. I had a bathroom put in the front and a bathroom put in the back. Every seat has its own phone charger. The best, most exciting part of the plane—cashmere ceilings, cashmere pillows, headrests.”
Sorry, what was that? I can’t hear you all the way back here in economy basic.
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If Fyre Festival wasn’t enough of a reminder to all of us that social media isn’t real, Bow Wow is here to bring this message home once again in an even more embarrassing way. The internet is roasting the 30-year-old rapper (between freaking out about the state of our democracy) after he posted a pic to Instagram of a private jet, clearly implying that he was about to fly in said jet, only to be snapped flying on a commercial flight like, an hour later. This is exactly like the time your mom spilled the beans that you’d “never been to Canada” after you’d been telling everyone in your class that you had a hot Canadian boyfriend for months. Just embarrassing. And honestly, how did Bow Wow not think that this would happen? Does Bow Wow not think he has enough fans to be recognized? Well, okay, that might have been true. Is Bow Wow dealing with some kind of crisis of confidence? Should we feel like…kind of bad for him?
Nah. He’s still super rich and famous. Even if he’s not “flying in a private jet” rich and famous. Also like, Bow Wow entirely played himself here. Nobody would have given a fuck about seeing him on a regular plane if he hadn’t posted such a blatant lie on Instagram in the first place.
— Osama Bin Drinkin’ (@Al_Khee) May 9, 2017
No word yet from Bow Wow about the incident, but I’d bet anyone my next direct deposit he goes with the Ja Rule method of apology by tweeting a screenshot of a note like, 24 hours too late, in which he apologizes even though it is NOT HIS FAULT.