Social media users are reportedly upset with Kylie Jenner after the beauty mogul documented her latest shopping trip for luxury shoes.
The Kylie Cosmetics CEO recently shared on her Instagram Stories that she spent her day shopping for designer shoes on Friday. Hollywood Life reports that in the post, Jenner was seen showing off black Gucci sandals with her 144 million followers. The sandals, which were embellished with crystals, and are priced at $1,250. She also showed off two pairs of Balenciaga heels, one of which were priced at $995. She also bought a pair of Bottega Veneta black slip-on sandals as she brought her followers to her large closet filled with even more designer garb. The 22-year-old billionaire then asked if she has a “problem.”
While Jenner was seemingly sharing a fun day out, users on Twitter and Instagram reportedly didn’t find the excursion amusing. Many users criticized the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star for focusing on fashion with all of the other issues happening in the world. Several users even pointed out the recent Amazon fires, which many celebrities have been using their platforms to spread more awareness about.
“Kylie Jenner’s Instagram story of her shoe shopping haul…. B—h go fund efforts to contain da f—en Amazon fire,” one user tweeted, followed by three upset emoji.
“Kylie Jenner could help save the amazon but went shoe shopping instead,” another Twitter user chimed in.
According to CBS News, almost 73,000 fires have been detected by Brazil’s space research center INPE, per Reuters. The number is 80 percent more than what Brazil faced last year. Environmentalists from Amazon Watch have reportedly claimed that many of the fires have been set by farmers and ranchers as a way to clear the land of agriculture, which the environmentalists reportedly feel is happening with the help of Jair Bolsonaro, the country’s right-wing president.
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#Repost @leonardodicaprio - - - - - - #Regram #RG @rainforestalliance: The lungs of the Earth are in flames. ???? The Brazilian Amazon—home to 1 million Indigenous people and 3 million species—has been burning for more than two weeks straight. There have been 74,000 fires in the Brazilian Amazon since the beginning of this year—a staggering 84% increase over the same period last year (National Institute for Space Research, Brazil). Scientists and conservationists attribute the accelerating deforestation to President Jair Bolsonaro, who issued an open invitation to loggers and farmers to clear the land after taking office in January. The largest rainforest in the world is a critical piece of the global climate solution. Without the Amazon, we cannot keep the Earth’s warming in check. The Amazon needs more than our prayers. So what can YOU do? ✔ As an emergency response, donate to frontline Amazon groups working to defend the forest. ✔ Consider becoming a regular supporter of the Rainforest Alliance’s community forestry initiatives across the world’s most vulnerable tropical forests, including the Amazon; this approach is by far the most effective defense against deforestation and natural forest fires, but it requires deep, long-term collaboration between the communities and the public and private sectors. ✔ Stay on top of this story and keep sharing posts, tagging news agencies and influencers. ✔ Be a conscious consumer, taking care to support companies committed to responsible supply chains. Eliminate or reduce consumption of beef; cattle ranching is one of the primary drivers of Amazon deforestation. ✔ When election time comes, VOTE for leaders who understand the urgency of our climate crisis and are willing to take bold action—including strong governance and forward-thinking policy. #RainforestAlliance #SaveTheAmazon #PrayForAmazonia #AmazonRainforest #ActOnClimate #ForestsResist #ClimateCrisis ????: @mohsinkazmitakespictures / Windy.com
Jenner is reportedly not the only one in her family that has been mum about the fires in the Amazon. Since news of the fires has surfaced, none of the Kardashian-Jenners have shed light on the topic to their massive social media following. However, celebrities like Leonardo Dicaprio, Jennifer Lopez, and Madonna have spoken out about the fires on their social media platforms. Madonna has reportedly called out Bolsonaro, specifically, calling the fires a “devastation” to the people of Brazil.
“President Bolsonaro please change your policies and help not only your country but the entire planet. No economic development is more important than protecting this land,” the singer wrote on her Instagram page.
Jenner has yet to make a comment about the backlash.