Kanye West & Kim Kardashian Face Backlash for Flying in Private 747 Jet
Fans were outraged after Kim Kardashian posted an Instagram story showing off her and husband Kanye West boarding a private 747 jet. The videos show a spacious cabin, complete with multiple luxurious suites, but the couple and their trainer are the only ones aboard the plane.
In the video, Kardashian-West can be heard narrating, “No big deal, just taking a private 747. This is how he does it now. Only 747s, private. I’ve never even heard of this, but whatever.” The plane reportedly can hold a capacity of up to 660 passengers, yet the Kardashian-West duo had it all to themselves.
See a few of Kim's videos below:
Kardashian-West stated that "Team Adidas" gave West the plane for his Yeezy brand. Personal trainer Melissa Alcantara was also along for the ride so they could work out on the plane.
Fans expressed their anger on Twitter over the extravagant move, noting the impact something like this has on global warming and current climate issues.
Dear @KimKardashian & @kanyewest. You just boarded a private(!)747 for a 'long flight'. How much did it cost you, 2-3 million dollars? Maybe it would be fair if you donated an equivalent amount to help the climate recover from the several hundred tonnes(!) of CO2 you just caused pic.twitter.com/bFNxJrFtqj— Eline Van Doninck (@ElinevDoninck) November 26, 2018
Can someone calculate the carbon footprint of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West taking an EMPTY "luxury 747" to some far flung location? Seating capacity: 660.— velоurаzure (@velourazure) November 27, 2018
We're all here with reusable bottles and refusing plastic bags, whilst Kim and Kanye are taking private 747's. Ludicrous. ----♀️-- pic.twitter.com/uoPc9f94PY— Sincerely Sarah (@SincSarahSnaps) November 27, 2018
Kim Kardashian posted on her story about flying on a private 747.— Paige Flugge (@Paigeyyybabyy) November 26, 2018
All I’m thinking is what a waste of jet fuel, resources, environmental harm, etc etc etc.
Smh. So obnoxious and unnecessary.