KIM Kardashian has been slammed as a hypocrite for spending years protesting an environmental disaster that affects her personal neighborhood, while damaging the air of the rest of the country every time she takes out her private jet.
In a series of Instagram stories, the platinum blonde lawyer-in-training endorsed California State Senator Henry Stern’s re-election bid, and praised the incumbent for his work pushing to clean up the to clean up the contamination from the former Santa Susana Field Laboratory.
The facility, housed high in the hills above her San Fernando Valley home, once served as a testing grounds, and then dumping site, for things like rocket engines, small-scale nuclear reactors, and chemical lasers.
“Just got off a call with senator Henry Stern and it left me feeling really helpful,” the SKIMS founder shared. “We need people like him in office because these environmental disasters don’t get solved overnight.”
Indeed, Kim, 41, has been fighting to get the area cleaned up since at least 2019.
“The areas we grew up in, like the mountains and the oceans, all around us, really deserve to be protected.”
But instead of rallying up support, Kim ony gained the ire of fans, who couldn’t believe the same woman who takes private jets on cross-country joy rides is begging for help that affects her personal home.
“Hey Kimbo. You and your family (and all your rich curmudgeons) contribute LARGELY to these disaster,” one person posted. “Lead by Example. Do something good for damn sake.”
Underneath, other uses agreed.
“She loves making the environment better as long as her taxes don’t go up and she’s not inconvenienced,” another posted.
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One fan noted: “Kim and her family are one of the most wasteful and consumerist families out there.”
And one really lashed out at the reality star: “What an a**hole.
“Fly your private jet 17 f**king miles and then lecture us about the environment, again.
Tone deaf, go back to sex tapes at least we didn’t have to listen to your worthless opinions on everything.
“I am right f**king over these Kardashians.”
The outlash was reminiscent of the feedback Kim was showered with a few weeks ago, when she took her multi-million dollar private jet on a 17-minute flight, covering a mere 35 miles, while producing a reported 2 tons of CO2 emissions.
According to online flight trackers, the quick jaunt between two neighboring Southern California cities, totaled approximately 145 gallons of jet fuel, at a cost of $914.
“Camarillo to Van Nuys is a 40-60 min. drive,” one person posted. “If she really needed to save that time then a helicopter would have more than sufficed.”
While another agreed: “Environmental destruction > 40 minute drive I guess?”
One follower asked how the entire family is not ostracized for their behaviors: “The environmental destruction of the Kardashian family is unfathomable.
Flying is one of the absolute worst things you can do to the planet.
“Why do people not call them out for the impact they’re having on the climate crisis?”
Still, one fan had simply had enough: “I never want to see Kim post anything EVER about our climate. What a disgusting display.”
Kim has been stepping up flights in the friendly skies lately, taking her fancy new plane on multiple cross-country trips from her California home to east coast stops in Orlando or Washington, D.C.
And often the trips are for personal pleasures.
Kim courted controversy last weekend when she jetted all the way to Orlando, where she and her boyfriend Pete Davidson were spotted leaving the tourist hotspot Ripley’s Believe It or Not!
Kim was there to try on the iconic dress that Marilyn Monroe wore when she famously sang “Happy Birthday, Mr. President” to John F. Kennedy for his 45th birthday celebration at Madison Square Garden in 1962.
She later wore the dress to the Met Gala.
Just days earlier, Kim and Pete, 28, jetted off to Washington, D.C. for a romantic date night at and awards show.
The Keeping Up With the Kardashians alum and King of Staten Island star were among the many celebrity guests who descended upon the Kennedy Center in America’s capitol on Sunday.
They attended the 23rd Annual Mark Twain Prize for Humor, where comedian Jon Stewart was honored.