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    Kim Kardashian And Kanye West Flew Privately On A Boeing 747 And People Are Mad

    "You have the power and wealth to travel sustainably, and instead you do the opposite. For what? An Instagram flex?"

    We all know that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are — to put it mildly — rich as fuck.

    Like, their birthday presents to each other range from a $70,000 handbag decorated with baby handprints to an entire island. That's how rich.

    And while they obviously fly on private jets regularly — because that's what rich people do — they recently stepped it up a notch. Because yesterday Kim posted a series of Instagram stories from their privately hired Boeing 747.

    The plane was basically a flying hotel. There were full bedrooms complete with ensuite bathrooms, several lounge areas, and a dining area.

    "This is what Kanye meant when he said he wanted his office in the sky," Kim said on her story. "I thought it was kind of crazy, but this is genius."

    The videos had a lot of people envying Kim and Kanye's bank balances.

    Kim k doing lunges in the hallway of her private PLANE.. bank account goals

    Kim Kardashian’s insta story of her private plane with her own double bed in has me crying in poor

    The private plane Ye & Kim is on so crazy folks got too much money

    But mostly, people took to social media to point out how the "obnoxious and unnecessary" display would negatively affect the environment.

    So @KimKardashian & @kanyewest just boarded a private 747 only for themselves and their trainer. I guess working out in a plane is more important than the environment! Priorities kids!

    Kim Kardashian posted on her story about flying on a private 747. All I’m thinking is what a waste of jet fuel, resources, environmental harm, etc etc etc. Smh. So obnoxious and unnecessary.

    Can someone calculate the carbon footprint of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West taking an EMPTY "luxury 747" to some far flung location? Seating capacity: 660.

    We're all here with reusable bottles and refusing plastic bags, whilst Kim and Kanye are taking private 747's. Ludicrous. 🤦🏻‍♀️🙄

    One person called it "so unbelievably wasteful" and pointed out that Kimye have the resources to travel sustainably, but choose to do the opposite for "an Instagram flex".

    @KimKardashian @kanyewest renting an entire 747 for themselves is so unbelievably wasteful it makes me sick. Leaving a much larger carbon footprint than they need to. You have the power and wealth to travel sustainably, and instead you do the opposite.For what? An instagram flex?

    I don’t know the circumstances of why Kim flew on a private 747 (and she has the entire to do so) but in my head I’m just like: CARBON FOOTPRINT Like, the amount of gas it takes to flight that thing is surreal and it all just seems crazy unnecessary to me...

    I love the kardashians but come on Kim and Kanye climate change and global warming is upon us, was a private 747 really necessary 😩🌳🌲🌿

    While many mentioned the fact that their house came very close to burning down in California's recent wildfires, which were a result of the state's changing climate.

    Kim & Kanye‘s house almost burns down in the California wildfires which are the most destructive in the history of the state & correlate with global warming. Also K & K: boast about their private Boeing 747 which is almost empty of passengers & burns over 10 tonnes of fuel an hr

    I’m missing the connection. @KimKardashian and @kanyewest donate 500000$ to wildfire relief efforts, but take a 747 airplane privately. Will someone explain to them how the climate crisis work? Please?

    And in fact, if they hadn't hired private firefighters, their house and neighbourhood would have gone up in flames.

    Cannot believe Kim and Kanye are on a 747 plane BY THEMSELVES. A double decker plane that usually takes up to 660 passengers!?! They clearly don't give 2 shits about global warming or the forest fires that would have burnt their house down if it wasn't for private firefighters 😤

    Another person said the situation proves that celebrities need to be held accountable for how their huge displays of wealth negatively affect the planet.

    Kim & Kanye took a private 747 earlier today.... you wanna talk about contributing factors to climate change, look at celebrities, look at the wealthy. Look at how their excessive ‘go big or go home’ habits are changing the face of the planet.

    And others said the money used on the private jet could have been donated to charities working to protect the environment.

    Dear @KimKardashian & @kanyewest. You just boarded a private(!)747 for a 'long flight'. How much did it cost you, 2-3 million dollars? Maybe it would be fair if you donated an equivalent amount to help the climate recover from the several hundred tonnes(!) of CO2 you just caused

    Representatives for Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have been contacted for comment.