Kylie Jenner Slammed After Showing Off New $300K Rolls Royce: ‘Kylie, There Are People That Are Dying’
Aside from being a makeup mogul, reality star, and mom to Stormi Webster, Kylie Jenner is a big car connoisseur. Over the years, she’s built a massive collection of cars featuring over a dozen high-priced rides, including a vintage Rolls Royce and a rare LaFerrari Aperta.
Adding to her fleet, Jenner acquired a new Rolls Royce on July 18 that is worth an estimated $300,000. But after she showed off the ride online, fans began to criticize her for her ostentatious show of wealth, especially at a time when so much is going on around the world.
Kylie Jenner’s new Rolls Royce
Jenner posted several videos of the car to her Instagram Story on July 18, noting she’d just received it after ordering it nearly a year earlier. Described as her “mom car,” it has a shiny black exterior and hot pink leather interior. The vehicle also has “Stormi’s Mom” engraving and other luxurious features.
“Designed this car so long ago. I’m so happy!” Jenner said in one clip as she showed off the inside of the Rolls Royce. “All pink,” she noted.
In the video, the vehicle appears to be parked in the driveway of the $36 million mansion Jenner purchased in April that features seven bedrooms, 14 bathrooms, and a huge garage for all her cars. In addition to the aforementioned vehicles, the makeup mogul also has a red Lamborghini, a white Bugatti Chiron, and a Mercedes Benz G-Wagon, among others.
Fan reactions to Kylie Jenner’s new Rolls Royce
A lot of fans were happy for Jenner and congratulated her on all of her success that has allowed her to make such pricey purchases. But others had an issue with the timing of her post, given issues such as the ongoing coronavirus crisis and the impacts of it, and felt Jenner was being inconsiderate.
“@KylieJenner pls, there are people that are dying,” one Instagram user said, referencing a comment Kourtney Kardashian once made to Kim Kardashian West on Keeping Up With the Kardashians when Kim freaked out after losing a diamond earring in the ocean.
“She’s so tone deaf it’s actually embarrassing,” another fan wrote on Instagram. “We’re in the midst of a global pandemic and unemployment is rising.. fair enough she order the car 1 yr ago but why are you running to IG to post the car… just drive it and go.”
“People starving in the world , struggling to pay bills , feed their kids etc and we have Kylie Jenner flaunting her f*cking rolls Royce in the middle of all this sh*t when millions of people have lost their jobs just doesn’t sit right with me,” added a Twitter user.
“I agree about the wealth flaunting, it’s gross and out of touch,” said a Redditor. “Being more philanthropic would only help her brand too.”
But other people defended the Kylie Cosmetics star, with one fan musing, “People in the comments are really hating on Kylie for spending HER money on a car lmao.”
“So what she shows off her riches b*tch u madddd!? Kylie dat car is sexxxxxxxxyyyyyy boo enjoy,” added another Instagram user.
It’s not the first time Kylie Jenner has come under fire for her cars
Jenner also faced criticism in October 2019 when she posted an Instagram video showing off a new $3 million Bugatti Chiron. Fans felt it was a thoughtless purchase and argued that Jenner could have used that money toward something that could make a change in the world. Amid mounting criticism, the reality star appeared to delete the post. But she never directly acknowledged the backlash.