Kylie Jenner is receiving major backlash after her private jet was found to be taking three-minute flights

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Just a few days ago, Kylie posted a black and white picture of her and her partner, Travis Scott, hugging between two private jets. Kylie captioned the photo, “You wanna take mine or yours?”

However, the photo received some major backlash that she likely was not anticipating. The post went viral on Twitter as people were horrified and called Kylie a “full-time climate criminal.” She was accused of bragging about “her absolute disregard for the planet.”

Amid the backlash, people decided to take a deeper dive into Kylie’s flight history and found that her jet has been used for flights as short as three minutes. While it is not confirmed if she was on her private jet at the time, the records show the plane flew from Camarillo, California, to Van Nuys, California, a journey that would’ve taken just 40 minutes by car. Kylie was also found to take regular flights of less than 15 minutes each, which sent people in an outrage.

“80% of people have never taken a plane and Kylie Jenner is out here taking regular 10 minute flights, 5 flights in the last week under 30 minutes, one was 3 minutes long. Her carbon footprint for one ten minute flight is more than some people make in a year,” one person tweeted.

Kylie bought herself the private jet in 2020 and named it Kylie Air. The plane has numerous luxuries and amenities. Planes like these often create much more pollution than commercial planes. According to Transport Environment, private jets have been found to emit two toms of CO2 in just one hour. In a 2021 report, they found that private plants are 5 to 14 times more polluting than commercial planes.

While many of us are making sacrifices in our lives to help the environment amid the climate crisis, some celebrities like this don’t seem to care or think they should have to change any of their actions.

According to a recent piece by Tribune Magazine, the world’s top 1 percent is responsible for double the emissions of the entire bottom half of the planet.

The comments in Kylie’s post, while certainly funny, call on the larger issue of how much pollution celebrities and wealthy people create with their private jets.

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