Kylie Jenner doesn’t suffer from congestion. That influencer and a businesswoman takes her private plane or that of her boyfriend, rapper Travis Scott, for 12-minute trips. That comes out of the recent controversy in which the youngest of the Kardashian clan is very popular for her around the globe reality show, The Kardashians. In the show’s 20 aired seasons (and counting), these five sisters — Kourtney, Khloé, Kim, Kendall, and Kylie — have proven that extreme luxury and opulence can be the best shows. But everything has a limit, and Kylie Jenner’s latest post seems to have crossed it.
“Do you want to take yours or mine?” he asked on his Instagram profile, which is the second most followed in the world with more than 300 million followers (only behind Cristiano Ronaldo). Jenner accompanied the question with a photo where she could be seen hugging her partner and surrounded by two jets Private. The businesswoman, who built her fortune thanks in part to a vegan cosmetics line, often travels in her own plane.
However, this contradiction has drawn the ire of her fans on other occasions the latter postwhich accumulates 42,000 comments, has raised the criticism. “Kylie Jenner picks which color jet Want private today while I have to gobble my iced coffee before my straw turns into paper mache?” summed up one anonymous user in a tweet that racks up 25,000 I like this. “It breaks my mind that Kylie Jenner and her boyfriend get to choose what jet They’re going to go to California and we poor people are going to recycle soda tops to take care of the world,” quipped another.
Far from escalating, the controversy gained new momentum when a tweet went out the Celebrity Jets account, which monitors the movements of celebrities’ private planes. It was then learned that they ended up taking Kylies. And that they had chosen Travis the day before. But the juicy piece of information wasn’t that, it was that the journey they were making back then, from Van Nuys, California, to Camarillo in the same state, took 12 minutes total, counting landing and takeoff. The same distance can be covered by car in about 40 minutes, according to Google Maps.
Celebrity Jets is an automated account, a bot which publishes the flights of various celebrities in real time, using the public information that these devices are required to provide for security reasons. Thanks to this profile, it’s also known that Kylie’s older sister, Kim Kardashian, took a 15-minute flight on her plane last week. On this trip, it consumed 442 liters of fuel and emitted a ton of carbon dioxide. It was also made public that rapper Drake does not stop in southern Europe either. He has moved on his jet, in just one week, from Barcelona to Ibiza (emitting 11 tons of CO2), from Ibiza to Nice (22 tons) and from Nice to Barcelona (16 tons). According to Celebrity Jets, Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg, Jay Z, Mark Walberg or Taylor Swift are some of the celebs who have also chosen this means of transport in the last month.
Private planes pollute 10 times more than commercial planes and 50 times more than trains. A report by the Transport&Environment group in which Ecologistas en Acción participates, asserts that its emissions in Europe have increased by 31% over the last 15 years. According to the data of this group, the emissions of a jet with a four-hour drive, they correspond to “the total emissions that an average person produces per year”.
That was one of the reasons that led 19-year-old programmer Jack Sweeney to create the Celebrity Jets account. The young man has spoken out on Twitter about the controversy raised with Kylie Jenner’s short flight. Preferring not to pinch his fingers, he suggests that this little trip could be turning the device off after leaving that influencer at a nearby airport. There’s no way of knowing, and in any case, many Jenner flights last between 20 and 30 minutes. Maybe that’s why Sweeney sympathizes with social anger. “I can understand why people go after them when they post pictures and show off. jets‘ he said on his Twitter.
This planner doesn’t just monitor celebrity flights. He has another account tracking the flights of Air Force One – the US presidential plane – another for Putin and the Russian magnates (recently visiting non-aligned countries like Iran) and another for Elon Musk. Tesla’s owner tried to close the account with a checkbook, though his offer to become the richest man in the world wasn’t particularly generous: he offered him $5,000. Sweeney haggled and the thing fizzled out. The tycoon, who fights for freedom on Twitter, blocked the young programmer on the same social network and, in the eyes of the world, continued to travel on his private plane. For now, it’s broken and undergoing a lengthy overhaul in California, not far from Kylie Jenner’s.