Naomi Osaka’s Christmas photo from a private jet provoked a slew of negative comments on social media.
The three-time Grand Slam champion and her boyfriend Cordae are wearing red checkered pajamas on a cozy flight. The 23-year-old captioned the photo by wishing a Merry Christmas in Japanese (“Merii Kurisumasu”), but this glimpse into her lifestyle angered a number of her Twitter followers.
Merii Kurisumasu 🎄❤️ pic.twitter.com/dvV45glnDm
— NaomiOsaka大坂なおみ (@naomiosaka) December 26, 2020
Here are some comments that criticize Osaka’s decision to fly private:
Another rich celebrity showing of wealth in a manner which all of their fans will never be able to experience. This is the new norm, especially in America. The general perception is that wealth equals value, and it’s being drilled into people’s heads.
Merry Private Jet. America is dying…
Wow private jets… bet that’s good for the environment…
Private jet photo is not a good look.
Same prople that cry about global warming will all fly private. Don’t forget that!
Of course, a great number of people also defended Osaka, saying that she should enjoy her life and ignore the haters. Moreover, now that we’re in the pandemic, it’s much safer to avoid commercial flights if you can.
Flying private is definitely bad for the environment and should be avoided, but I think we are allowed to criticize only if we reject that luxury while being in the position to be able to afford it. What is your opinion?