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?"
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.
But mostly, people took to social media to point out how the "obnoxious and unnecessary" display would negatively affect the environment.
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".
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.
And in fact, if they hadn't hired private firefighters, their house and neighbourhood would have gone up in flames.
Another person said the situation proves that celebrities need to be held accountable for how their huge displays of wealth negatively affect the planet.
And others said the money used on the private jet could have been donated to charities working to protect the environment.
Representatives for Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have been contacted for comment.
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