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Caitlyn Jenner says her friends who have private jets are annoyed by L.A.’s homeless population

She's treating them like an eyesore instead of people in need

 

Siobhan Ball

Tech

Published May 6, 2021   Updated May 6, 2021, 10:37 am CDT

While criticizing California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s (D) running of her home state, Caitlyn Jenner spoke up about the devastating effect the homelessness crisis in Los Angeles has had—on people like her.

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Speaking to Sean Hannity, Jenner said: “My friends are leaving California. My hangar, the guy right across, he was packing up his hangar and I said, ‘Where are you going?’ And he says, ‘I’m moving to Sedona, Arizona, I can’t take it anymore. I can’t walk down the streets and see the homeless.'”

The juxtaposition of someone in a private jet hangar complaining about people without homes to live in appalled just about everyone.

In my imagining of this supposed interaction, the Sedona-bound hangar neighbor has a transatlantic accent and wears a smoking jacket and his plane is a biplane and he immediately zips off in it only to crash into the nearest mountain.
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It's just awful...they're near our private planes, near our mansions, they even try to sleep on our polo fields! I'm moving to Sedona, where they have the decency to hide their homeless!
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"Oh no! Caitlyn’s rich friends are leaving California for the expensive Sedona, Arizona living experience." The butterfly meme with the butterfly labelled "consequences of capitalism", the man labelled "Americans" and the question "is this fucking communism?"
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It wasn’t the only tasteless or outright bigoted thing Jenner said during her interview. From her belief that trans girls shouldn’t be allowed to play women’s sport to her support of former President Donald Trump’s border wall, the conversation was a slew of bad takes.

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But the pure callousness of her framing homelessness as a problem impacting the rich, ruining their vibe by forcing them to look at human suffering, is what’s really stuck with people.

I will never forget when Jesus said, 'If you see poor, needy or homeless move to Sedona.' 😶
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"Stepping over all the peasants in California to get to my hangar is so depressing that I'm moving to Sedona. So relatable." picture of an older white woman with short dark hair in a fur coat, smirking as she drinks champagne looking down on people with a flag
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I am setting up a GoFundMe so people can Venmo me the Bitcoins for my new charity to help the beleaguered Hangar owners flee SoCal to Sedona. Just send as much as you can and I'll take care of it. I'll have  @sooner930  help me with the technical shit and let you know. Give a lot!
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And it’s not like Sedona doesn’t have its own homeless population, as people who know the place were quick to point out.

Maybe now’s a good time for someone to remind  @Caitlyn_Jenner  that there are people who are experiencing homeless in Sedona, AZ, too and they could use people’s awareness & support.  https://hopehouseofsedona.org  @NPR   @atrupar   @washingtonpost   @MelvilleTrust
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And if the rich didn’t want to see houseless people, Twitter users noted they could always do something about it besides running away.

Relatable.
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Luckily Jenner’s Marie Antoinette-style attitude seems unlikely to win her many votes, if Twitter has anything to say.

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*First Published: May 6, 2021, 10:10 am CDT