Kylie Jenner is facing criticism after posting about her private jet amid the climate crisis
Kylie Jenner posted a photo of herself and Travis Scott with their private jets on Saturday.
Her jet also recently took a 3-minute flight, which would be a 40-minute car ride.
Many on social media have criticized her for using private jets due to their impact on the climate.
Social media users are criticzing Kylie Jenner over her latest Instagram post.
On Saturday, Jenner, 24, posted a black-and-white photo of herself and her boyfriend Travis Scott, 31, hugging in front of their private jets. Jenner and Scott share two children together, Stormi, 4, and the son they welcomed in February.
She captioned the post, "you wanna take mine or yours ?"
Jenner bought her $72.8 million jet in 2020, according to The Sun, and she uses it frequently.
Her post was met with a flurry of supportive comments from her famous family members and friends. But others were quick to criticize Jenner's post as a display of excessive wealth and because of the impact private jets have on the climate.
"But it's us who must use paper straws," one person commented on her post.
"Girl what am I recycling for," another wrote.
"Why do I have to limit my meat consumption and use paper straws while the 1% gets to pump tons of carbon into the atmosphere for a day trip to Palm Springs?" another commenter asked.
Comments on the post had been limited as of Monday.
Twenty-two percent of the world's carbon emissions are expected to be caused by aviation by 2050, and Transport and Environment found that "private jets are 5 to 14 times more polluting than commercial planes" per passenger.
Criticism of Jenner increased when the Celebrity Jets Twitter account — which uses public flight data to track celebrities' private jets — tweeted that Jenner's plane had recently taken a three-minute trip, which would have only been a 40-minute car ride. It was unclear if Jenner was in the jet at the time of the trip, and Jenner did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment.
—Celebrity Jets (@CelebJets) July 13, 2022
The post is just the latest instance of members of the Kardashian-Jenner family flaunting their wealth and privilege.
In May, people mocked Kendall Jenner for the way she cut a cucumber on Hulu's "The Kardashians," which seemed to show she didn't prepare her own food often.
Others took to social media to criticize Kylie and Kris Jenner for acting elated in a grocery store after Kris said she hadn't been to one in two years, which she was able to avoid since the family can pay for others to bring their groceries to them, as BuzzFeed reported.
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