Droughtshaming the Kardashians

Some of the Kardashians are failing to keep up with water restrictions.

Kylie Jenner and her rapper boyfriend Tyga were both cited by the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District for wasting water at their lavish homes this summer as California struggled through a fourth year of record drought, reports local affiliate NBC4.

Jenner reportedly received two citations for wasting water in June, and was hit with a fine.

The reality TV star moved into a $2.7 million mansion in the posh Calabasas neighborhood earlier this year, according to People. Calabasas is also home to Justin Bieber, Jennifer Lopez and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, among many other celebrities.

Meanwhile, Jenner’s 25-year-old boyfriend Tyga also received a citation for water waste this summer, according to the New York Daily News. Tyga reportedly lives a few blocks from Jenner in Calabasas.

“We have actually reached out to celebrities in our district,” Las Virgenes Municipal Water District general manager Dave Pederson told NBC4. “I have personally written letters to them asking them to take a stand on conservation.”

So far, it looks like Pederson’s efforts have been in vain; in addition to Jenner and Tyga, stars like Denise Richards, David Hasselhoff and Dr. Dre have all been cited for wasting water during the drought. A rep for Hasselhoff says the former Baywatch star was given a ticket for watering his lawn on the wrong day of the week, and the violation has since been corrected.

Those celebrities join others who have been “droughtshamed” for having pristine green lawns as much of the rest of the state allows grass to turn brown. Kanye West, Jennifer Lopez and Barbra Streisand are among those celebrities who have been criticized for wastefulness after the New York Post flew a helicopter over their homes and photographed their lawns earlier this summer.

Despite celebrities’ slow adoption of California’s new water laws, the state has actually made great strides at conserving water; Golden State residents slashed water use by 31.3 percent in July, well ahead of Gov. Jerry Brown’s mandatory order for a 25 percent reduction statewide by February.

State residents cut water use by 27.3 percent in June, and 28.9 percent in May.

 

 

 

 


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