Kylie Jenner Branded 'Climate Criminal' For 17-Minute Private Jet Flight
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As unprecedented, record-breaking heatwaves sweep across Europe, and the cost of living crisis rages on, news of Kylie's regular private jet excursions didn't sit well with the public.
The makeup mogul first sparked outrage when she posted a photo on Instagram showing her and boyfriend Travis Scott posing with their private jets.
In the caption of the black and white snap, she wrote: "You wanna take mine or yours?", and just like that, fury ensued.
People weren't impressed with Kylie's flex, and took to social media call out the 24-year-old.
kylie jenner the climate criminal.— amrit (@thebrownarch) July 19, 2022
KYLIE JENNER IS A CLIMATE CRIMINAL— hyejoons (@hyejoons1) July 20, 2022
kylie jenner truly is one of the worst celebrities out there 😭 not her flexing her absolute disregard for the planet https://t.co/KlSTg1NQCv— jen (@JENNlFERHERRERA) July 17, 2022
Does Kylie not care about the planet that’ll be left for her kids in 50 years? 😭— Moni (@TheMoniPrint) July 19, 2022
Upon further investigation, fans learned that Kylie has been using her private jet to travel shockingly short distances.
According to Twitter account @CelebJets, which tracks the flight paths and CO2 emissions of the rich and famous, Kylie has been using her personal plane to fly on journeys that could easily be taken by car.
On 13 July, the page revealed that Kylie had flown from Camarillo, California, to Van Nuys, California.
While the flight time was estimated to be a mere three minutes, the reality star landed in Van Nuys 17 minutes after take-off.
According to Google Maps, a car journey from Camarillo to Van Nuys would take 40-45 minutes.
Later that same day, Kylie reportedly flew from Van Nuys, California, to Palm Springs, California - a journey that took just under 30 minutes.
Just two days later, Kylie took another flight from Van Nuys to Camarillo, this time spending just 12 minutes in the sky.
Kylie Jenner's Jet Landed in Camarillo, California, US. Apx. flt. time 12 Mins. pic.twitter.com/6AVGqt9Ffb— Celebrity Jets (@CelebJets) July 15, 2022
Depending on the model, private jets typically produce significantly more CO@ emissions per passenger than a commercial flight.
And according to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), 2.52kg of carbon dioxide is emitted for every litre of aviation turbine fuel burned.
While Kylie's short flights would release fewer emissions than long haul private jet journeys, they're still producing significantly more than a simple car journey would have - especially when it's less than an hour's drive away.
Like many celebs, Kylie invested in a private jet around the beginning of the covid-19 pandemic.
The $72.8 million (£60.7 million) plane carries an entertainment room, enormous closet, and master suite - though we're not sure whether she'd have time to use any of these on a 20 minute flight.