One of the world's youngest billionaires with a private jet on demand and an A-List actress with an exorbitant monthly house rental both dealt with some serious backlash recently. Kylie Jenner, of Hulu’s The Kardashians fame, and Amber Heard of Aquaman (and the more recent Johnny Depp defamation trial) fame are facing criticisms related to their private affairs’ unrelatability. But that’s not the only thing they have in common – because the two also had the same type of response to the accusations as well.
Kylie Jenner Took A Detour Following Private Jet Hoopla
Earlier this week, Kylie Jenner posted a snapshot on her Instagram showcasing her and Travis Scott’s reportedly $70-plus million (apiece) private jets. (There was also a Rolls Royce in the photo.) Consequently, the comments section was torn between saying the beauty mogul is insensitive to climate change for her alleged under 20-minute flights and also claiming she is “detached from the common person’s struggles.” Amid the controversy, Jenner seemingly responded with a classic “hey, I’m normal just like you” on TikTok:
surprise target trip with my girls♬ original sound - Kylie Jenner
Yes, everyone loves the deals at Target – even the upper echelons of wealth and influence. However, was Kylie Jenner’s humble TikTok doing what she thinks it was doing? I mean, after all, stacking up an entire checkout conveyor belt with toys isn’t exactly relatable for everyone, especially in this economy.
It’s kind of reminiscent of that time she was #Relatable with her reported Postmates usages – only her annual bill was somewhere in the five figures. Or that time, as viewers of Season 1 of The Kardashians recall (streaming now with a Hulu subscription), when she wanted to feel “normal” by driving her custom Mercedes-Benz through a $12 car wash with her mom.
It's Not Target, But Amber Heard Had A Similar Spot In Mind After Backlash
Now, Amber Heard’s #Relatable problems are a little different from Kylie Jenner’s. After Amber Heard lost her defamation trial in June, it was reported that Heard was renting a house for a whopping $22,500 a month. That's nowhere near the estimated $450,000 a month Jenner family rental for last year’s New Year celebrations. Still, the supposed Heard monthly rental didn’t come off so well on the Internet in the aftermath of the dramatic trial’s outcome given her lawyer, Elaine Bredehoft, had stated Heard did not have the money to cover what she owed after the trial.
The former couple had been going back and forth in court with allegations of drug and spousal abuse throughout their marriage. The jury eventually awarded Johnny Depp $15 million in their verdict, which was reduced to $8.3 million by the judge after taking into account Virginia statutory cap laws and the actress' $2 million that she won in her own defamation lawsuit. In the wake of the decision, Heard’s attorney shared on the The Today Show that the actress would “absolutely not” be able to pay the damages owed to her ex.
The Justice League star has appealed the ruling. In the meantime, Amber Heard has apparently taken the Kylie Jenner approach by attempting to appear more relatable as questions linger about her finances. Per the New York Post, Heard was actually spotted shopping at TJ Maxx by onlookers just after reports of her pricy house rental rolled around. Again, we all love TJ Maxx, but again, the 36-year-old’s situation is likely not quite the same, as she was at a franchise location while in the Hamptons for the summer.
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