Kim Kardashian is one of the many celebrities who have come under fire for regularly using a private jet. According to the SCMP, Kardashian is the proud owner of her own $150 million jet, aptly named “Kim Air.” The private plan oozes luxury with 18 seats to fly family and friends and a top-of-the-line Rolls-Royce engine. Another feature worth highlighting is the cashmere aircraft seats. According to the outlet, Kardashian’s Gulfstream G65OER model is more premium than Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos’ planes, and as we all know, they are two of the richest men in the world.
While most people use a car to get from place to place, super-rich celebrities let private jets hijack them on trips that get them to their final destination in much less time. Kardashian has made her name in the headlines with the likes of Taylor Swift and her little sister Kylie Jenner as she faces backlash for her overuse of private planes.
Rolling Stone reports that Jenner is guilty of taking flights that are less than or about 17 minutes long to get from place to place. As for Swift? Their jet reportedly flew 170 times from Jan. 1 to July 19, according to a report by marketing firm Yard. Kardashian is among the top 10 yards that fly excessive private, with 57 flights emitting 4,268.5 tons of CO2. But Kardashian is speaking up for himself in a new interview.
Kim Kardashian appears to be clapping back at critics
Kim Kardashian is making her stance on climate change known after all the backlash she’s received in recent weeks. In a chat with an interview, Kardashian opened up about her take on the issue and seemingly defended her use of a private jet. “I believe in climate change and I believe anything can help. But I also believe in being realistic, and I think sometimes there’s so much to fear on this planet and it can be terrifying to live your life with fear.” She confessed to the outlet. “I have amazing friends who are committed to climate change and I love learning from them. I’m doing what I can, but you have to choose what really works for you in your life.”
Noting that she’s still doing what she can, Kardashian noted that people “have to pick and choose what really works for you in your life.” She added, “Nobody’s going to be 100 percent perfect.” Though Kardashian claims to “choose” how to help the planet, some people don’t believe it. “@KimKardashian you are a massive hypocrite because you sold your soul and body for fame and money doesn’t give you the right to tell everyone what to do,” one person tweeted. Ouch.
This isn’t the first time Kardashian has slammed critics. In 2021, Billboard reported that the reality star clapped back at people who thought an oil painting of daughter North West wasn’t actually drawn by her daughter.