California might be in a drought, but that hasn’t stopped celebrities from drenching their gardens with water. The house of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West still enjoys a lush, green garden, reports Page Six. The aerial photos from the New York Post give a great view of homes belonging to Kardashian-West and other celebrities, comparing their well-watered greenery with the dry land surrounding their houses.
Photos of the homes of Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian, Barbra Streisand, and Jennifer Lopez are shown in the above linked-to article, displaying beautiful green lawns that are drawing criticism in the drought-ravaged land.
The Kardashian-Jenner Family can simply afford to pay the extra water fees because they have bigger fish to fry. As reported by the Inquisitr, Kendall Jenner is dealing with racist backlash that erupted on Twitter after being seen with actor Michael B. Jordan. Kylie Jenner found herself clarifying whether she claimed to be high in a recent Snapchat video.
Pundits claim that the reservoirs in California could enjoy fewer than 12 month’s worth of drinkable water. According to the San Jose Mercury News, the water conservation rules apply to everyone in California, including celebrity households.
“Violators can be fined up to $500 per offense, although enforcement is up to each city.”
In the Hidden Hills area where Kim and Kanye live, homes are listed in the $8.5 million range, according to Zillow. And those rich neighbors are mad at Kardashian-West because of their water usage.
“The Kardashian flowers and hedges are right in our face. It’s disgusting. You walk by and you can smell the freshness.”
Jennifer Lopez isn’t immune to the criticism, nor is Jessica Simpson, because of the obvious water levels their houses use.
Khloe Kardashian’s new house hasn’t been featured on Keeping Up with the Kardashians — at least not in the unfavorable light the Calabasas estate is being shown on Sunday, due to its water-sapping greenery.
Barbra Streisand is drawing boos in Malibu, although Babs’ PR rep, Ken Sunshine, claimed she has cut down on her water usage and plans to cut down more. Confronted with the lush aerial photos, Sunshine reportedly clammed up and refused further comment. Heiress Petra Ecclestone’s house is being called one of the biggest water sappers, despite the fact she’s hardly there.
It’s not all bad news, though. Celebrities like Cher, Julia Roberts, and Jennifer Aniston are being praised for the water conservation changes they’ve made.
[Images via Sotheby’s International Realty]