It’s the equivalent of pouring gasoline over a raging fire, of tripping someone intentionally, and then asking them what they’re doing on the floor, a typical scenario of do as I say, not as I do. In the case of Kim Kardashian and her entire family, the whole thing is perhaps even more infuriating, because it’s been revealed that they’re choosing to fly private even for very short distances that could easily be covered by car. It would be a slight downgrade in comfort for them but would make a huge difference in terms of the amounts of CO2 pumped into the atmosphere.
Kylie Jenner, Kim’s younger step-sister, is the most egregious example. Flight tracking data showed that, at least on one occasion, she chose to drive to and from an airport and then fly for 17 minutes, for a trip she could have done by car only, in just 45 minutes. Kim Kardashian doesn’t bring her private jet out as often as Kylie does, but she still uses it regularly, including for short jaunts and to run errands around the state.
At this point, anyone with even a vague insight into the Kardashian-Jenner business empire knows that not one of the family members is able to read a room. Whatever accomplishments they have aside, the entire family has come to be considered the pinnacle of all things bad about consumerism, with a complete lack of regard for anyone or anything not related to them or their interests.
On that note, here’s Kim trying to tiptoe around the question of her ridiculous private jet use, while paying lip-service to the issue of climate change and vowing not to change a thing about her own carbon footprint. Kim is featured in the latest issue of Interview magazine, where she’s asked about her thoughts on climate change, which, the interviewer says, is “insane.” Kim agrees: things are insane right now, buuuut...
“I believe in climate change, and I believe that anything can help,” she says. “But I also believe in being realistic and I think sometimes there’s so much to worry about on this planet, and it can be really scary to live your life with anxiety. I have super climate change-involved friends, and I love learning from them. I do what I can, but you have to pick and choose what really works for you in your life.”
“No one’s going to be 100 percent perfect,” she says.
Nobody’s perfect is the perfect excuse for when you refuse to do your best or you intentionally fail to live up to the expectations you yourself set. You kick a puppy, hey, nobody’s perfect! You flytip, whaddya know, nobody’s perfect! You choose to fly private because you can’t be bothered with daily traffic like a regular person, but you still want to come across as a champion for all the good (woke, some might say) causes – you guessed it, nobody’s perfect.
But what Kim Kardashian is choosing to be oblivious to is that nobody asked her to be perfect. Just consistent, self-aware, realistic, and… not a hypocrite.