Kylie Jenner Goes Target Amid Private Jet Controversy
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Kris Jenner isn’t going to be happy to hear this, but it has to be said: Kylie Jenner taking the Kardashian kids shopping at Target isn’t going to make the world forget her private jet use. The kids are very cute, but they just can’t erase the knowledge of Jenner’s reported three-minute private jet flight. Not in this climate.
On Monday, Jenner shared a video of her taking her daughter Stormi, someone who appears to be Kim Kardashian’s daughter, Chicago, and Khloé Kardashian’s daughter, True, on a shopping spree at Target. In the clip, the girls get into a shopping cart and grab LOL dolls off the shelves. The final image features a variety of shiny plastic toys taking over a checkout counter. Totally relatable activity, right? I mean, other than there’s what appears to be a security guard dragging the cart through the aisles and, of course, the absurd amount of purchased toys.
Any other day this video might just be a nod to the Kardashians’ social media presence, but today it raises some eyebrows after Kylie got in the heat over the weekend for posting a photo of her and Travis Scott. assorted private jets. “Do you want to take mine or yours?” she wrote in the caption. Brag about your two private jets as climate change causes unprecedented heat waves and wildfires? Not the best move. The post sparked increased interest in Kylie’s use of private jets, as noted on the handy Twitter account @CelebJets, which tracks the use of private jets by various celebrities. According to the account, Kylie’s jet constantly makes extremely short trips, with one recorded flight lasting one total of three minutes. Other recorded flights show Kylie’s jet regularly used for 35 minute flights. It is unknown if Kylie herself was actually on board during these trips. But even if she wasn’t, it is clear that his plane creates a carbon footprint that is leaps and bounds more extreme than what your plastic straws do.
In this context, Kylie’s target journey, TikTok, reads as an attempt to hijack the narrative from her. “climate criminal” ways and make it more accessible. She’s a woman who has matching diamond rings with her 3-year-old child. I don’t need her to be relatable. I do, however, need Earth to be habitable for as long as possible, so if it could be cooled with the private jets, that would be a beginning.