Kim, Kanye Take 'Unbelievably Wasteful' Trip

Commenters call the pair 'obnoxious' for private 747 flight
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 28, 2018 7:21 AM CST
Kim, Kanye Fly Private 747, Face Backlash
In this Aug. 28, 2016, file photo, Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West arrive at the MTV Video Music Awards in New York.   (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Just days after a dire climate-change report was issued by the US government—and devastating California wildfires that researchers say were exacerbated by climate change—Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are taking their own heat on environmental issues. Per People, the backlash comes after video emerged Monday on Instagram showing Kim K and Ye boarding a double-decker Boeing 747 commissioned for them and their trainer for a long flight—an aircraft that can usually hold about 700, Travel & Leisure notes. "No big deal, just taking a private 747, this is how [Kanye] does it now," Kardashian says as the two stroll on the tarmac. Kardashian, who says in the videos that she's never been on such a plane before, then gives a tour, professing amazement at the spacious bedrooms, cabins, and even a "chill room."

"You guys, this is insane," she notes. She's not the only one who thought so: People weighed in on social media, with comments ranging from "obnoxious and unnecessary" to "unbelievably wasteful." "You have the power and wealth to travel sustainably, and instead you do the opposite. For what? An instagram flex?" one person wrote. There were some defenders, with people pointing out everyone flies, and one noting: "People need [to] get over the jealousy!! This couple worked hard to get what they have so it is their business how they choose to use it." Kardashian says the plane was offered to her husband by "Team Adidas," per T&L. (West is no stranger to controversy lately.)

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