After Drake and Kylie Jenner, Travis Scott joins the list of what the internet has named,’ Climate criminals.’ The term refers to the group of people who are insensitive and injudicious about their carbon emissions. Leaving behind an excess carbon footprint, in turn, will affect the environment. Kylie Jenner was recently called out by the internet, for her decision to take her private jet on a flight that lasted just 17 minutes. Jenner’s flight on 12 July lasted just 17 minutes. Her jet took her from Van Nuys in Los Angeles to Camarillo (a nearby town). The model had earlier been on a 27-minute trip in her jet, a $72m Bombardier BD 700, from Thermal, California to Van Nuys.
These enraging statistics are compiled and posted by CelebJets, a celebrity jet tracker on Twitter. Canadian singer Drake too faced the heat for his recent 14-minute flight trip. CelebJets confirmed that the short flight from Toronto to Hamilton emitted four tons of carbon dioxide emissions and cost $2,729 in fuel. Drake’s flight from Nice to Toronto cost him nearly $100k in jet fuel and emitted 155 tons of CO2. Joining this list of environmentally unconcerned list of celebrities is Kylie Jenner’s ex, American rapper Travis Scott.
Travis Scott joins the infamous list of celebrities
After Kylie Jenner and Drake among other notable celebrities were booed online for their short flight trips. Travis Scott joins the list, with his 54-minute jet trip. Using 2,863 lbs (1,299 kg) of jet fuel, costing $2,879. Scott’s jet emitted 5 tons of CO2. Travis Scott has barely been levied off the allegations regarding the safety of audiences at his concert. After a mass-casualty crowd crush occurred during Scott’s performance at the Astroworld Festival in his hometown of Houston, Texas, in November 2021. Killing ten people and injuring hundreds of others, owing to what people have called the rapper and his team’s ignorance. He steps afoot onto another controversy with his short flight.
Travis Scott's (Cactus Jack LLC) Jet
~ 427 gallons (1,617 liters).
~ 2,863 lbs (1,299 kg) of jet fuel used.
~ $2,879 cost of fuel.
~ 5 tons of CO2 emissions.
— Celebrity Jets (@CelebJets) July 28, 2022
While fans may argue over the fact, that these stars are always in a hurry and must be allowed to spend their money on whatever they wish. Travis Scott, alongside other celebs, has seemingly misused their privileges and had gotten away without batting an eye. Until recently, the Celebrity Jets Twitter handle gained public attention. Run by Jack Sweeney, a 19-year-old. The teenager is credited with building the bot that tracks these notorious jet trips. @CelebJets is being publicly acclaimed for bringing to light, unnecessary expenditure and nugatory carbon emissions by A-listers.
Necessity vs luxury. The argument.
While fans had argued over these trips being a necessity for these celebrities. Owing to security and time constraints among other factors. However, the repeated misuse of celebrities’ private jets has caused major outbursts among the public. The aforementioned Twitter handle has exposed the disgraced actions of the stars. Floyd Mayweather was recently called out for his 52-minute flight from Nashville, Tennesse to Buffalo, New York. Using 2,827 lbs (1,282 kg) of jet fuel, costing $2,838 cost and emitting 4 tons of CO2 emissions. The former American boxer and now promoter had faced public outrage for the same.
Among other celebrities on the ‘Climate criminal’ lists are the likes of, Taylor Swift, Steven Spielberg, and most recently, Elon Musk. The celebrities are throwing a fist at their exposed stats. This, in turn, suggests that these unthoughtful and insensible trips had been going around for a while but had not been brought to public attention, until recently. Jack Sweany, the teen behind the Twitter handle exposing these A-listers’ unnecessary splurge recently locked horns with Elon Musk.
Elon Musk had reportedly offered $5,000 to the taking down his Twitter account. Musk in regards to the matter had been quoted as saying, Musk said, “I don’t love the idea of being shot by a nutcase.” Between a Twitter exchange between the two, Sweeney had said, “Sounds doable, account and all my help. Any chance to up that to $50K?.” The deal did not go through. However, this had skyrocketed the teen into internet stardom and he does not seem to be slowing down, by any means.