Have a problem with Kylie Jenner’s private jet usage? Maybe you stop idolizing her and trying to have your cake and eat it too. Oh yeah, I’m preaching to you Gen Xers.
Kylie Jenner, Private Jets, And The Hypocrisy Of Millennials
Jenner is in the news for flaunting her use of private jets. I don’t keep up with the Kardahsians, but apparently she has a Bombardier Global 7500 and her boyfriend has an Embraer Lineage 1000. She recently posted a picture with the caption, “You wanna take mine or yours?”
What a lovely dilemma…
That post, as well as a 12-minute (35-mile) flight from Van Nuys (VNY) to Camarillo (CMA), has outraged many of her adoring fans.
Kylie Jenner’s Jet Landed in Camarillo, California, US. Apx. flt. time 12 Mins. pic.twitter.com/6AVGqt9Ffb
— Celebrity Jets (@CelebJets) July 15, 2022
The comments on Kylie Jenner’s tacky Instagram are sending me. pic.twitter.com/fYd6bQpcqu
— Ethan (@EthanMarkMusic) July 16, 2022
First, it was probably just a repositioning flight rather than a way to beat traffic on US-101. Second, even if she did decide she preferred to fly instead of drive (I certainly would), so what?
You still follow her, right? You still, in your heart of hearts, want to be like her, right? You still want to feel good about yourself for being a good steward of the environment by using paper straws and reusable grocery bags, yet you’re still amassing crap you don’t need and enjoying a decadent western lifestyle that further degrades the environment.
One Mile At A Time shares a great video from Bill Maher that addresses this topic head-on. Please take the seven minutes to watch it, especially if you’re a millennial (but even if you’re not):
Hey Bill, she’s up to 359 million followers on Instagram!
For years I thought Bill Maher was an arrogant dunce but even though I disagree his militant atheism, I watch his program each week and find myself in agreement with him on a host of issues, like this one.
How lovely that in our woke yet celebrity-crazed culture, we lament global warming and overconsumption but elevate the Kardashians to the highest level of honor. It’s not just following them on social media, but watching their programs and buying their products (of which I give them all credit for taking advantage of the opportunity).
Believe me, I have nothing against Kylie. I salute her for what she has accomplished (becoming a self-made billionaire, though apparently she is no longer on the list?). But that has been accomplished because her sister made a sex tape…I mean, that’s it, right?
So why do we idolize these people in the first place?
The selective outrage over Kyle Jenner’s private jet usage amuses me. It exposes, clearly in fact, what a confused generation I am part of (and especially the one that proceeded me).
Now please excuse me while I tune into Season 20…
images: kyliejenner / Instagram