The ambitious teenager who is tracking Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg’s jets says the Tesla CEO has taken ridiculously short trips in his private jet, but that is not a bad thing.
, 2022-07-31 07:00:00,
Remember Jack Sweeney, the 19-year-old college student who became famous a few months ago for creating a Twitter account that tracked Elon Musk’s private jet? Jack rose to fame for his flight-tracking endeavor and refusing Musk’s $5,000 offer. Since then, the University of Central Florida sophomore has 30 accounts and is busy updating the world with the flight paths of private celebrity jets and their carbon footprint. Sweeney’s celeb-tracking account @CelebJets blew the whistle on makeup mogul Kylie Jenner’s extensively-discussed 17-minute journey from one Californian city to another. What followed was an outrage of fans and followers who even termed her a ‘climate criminal.’
Drake was also targeted similarly for a 14-minute-long flight (his private jet had gone from his native Toronto to Hamilton, covering 38 miles). On being asked about the same, Sweeney told Fortune that he agreed the “climate criminal” label is fitting but cautioned the focus shouldn’t solely be on the length of the flights. “Even the Kylie Jenner flight, she probably wasn’t on that flight,” Sweeney said. He added, “It’s probably the plane being moved to be parked. I still think it’s bad because it’s being flown, and it’s her plane, but people think she’s just going to another part of town.”
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