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The Kardashians Don't Care They're Wasting Our Precious Water
Running list of things the Kardashians don't particularly care about: firework shows at appropriate hours, smiling, and conserving our precious water.As a whole, California is doing a great job of saving water in these dire times. In July, we've all cut back our water usage by 31% (surpassing Governor Jerry Brown's order to cut back by 25%), but we did so without any help from the Kardashian Klan. According to a report by NBC Los Angeles, Kylie Jenner's $2.7 million Calabasas mansion was hit with two violations this summer, and the lawn over at Kim and Kanye's estate in neighboring Hidden Hills is as green as ever.
"[Kim] has no problem letting her grass go brown," a spokesperson for the couple said back in May of this year.
When NBC LA reached out to the couple for this story, the tone was downright defensive. "They’re traffic tickets, who cares?" Kim's publicist told NBC LA about the fines and citations. "Their water use means nothing in the grand scheme of things—it's a swimming pool full of water." She went on to mention that Kim and Kanye's water usage was minuscule compared the water being used by farmers in the Central Valley. A totally apt and logical comparison.
When it's mentioned that NBC LA's helicopter saw that the couple's lawns are still green, their publicist replied, "I'm not going to comment every time a helicopter flies over the house. She's a private citizen."
Speaking of aerial footage, have you seen how low our state's reservoirs are?
The Las Virgenes Municipal Water District, which serves Calabasas and Hidden Hills, has been trying to crack down on water wasting and even asked their celebrity customers to try to set an example. "I have personally written letters to them asking them to take a stand on conservation," said District general manager Jeff Reinhardt.
Tony Corcoran, the man behind the droughtshaming YouTube videos concurs. "If they don't care, why should I care?" he posits.
The report also mentions that other celebrity properties that were cited by the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District for breaking water conservation rules include Dr. Dre, Denise Richards, David Hasselhoff, and Paul Pierce. Hasselhoff's representatives said the matter has been addressed.