Khloé Kardashian is speaking out in response to the backlash she received over comments about plastic water bottles.
In the early hours of Monday morning, the reality star began trending on Twitter after she took to her Instagram Stories at 5.30am, before her morning workout, to tell her followers about her biggest pet peeve.
“So many people tag me in these huge gallon-sized jugs of water and I feel awesome because I know people are staying hydrated,” she said in the video. “There’s something that irks me is that I see people taking water bottles and they’re just pouring it into the gallon size reusable plastic bottle so they can consume their water for the day. That defeats the purpose because those water bottles are just going to go into a landfill somewhere and potentially cause, you know, pollution.”
“We’re trying to limit our single usage of plastics, so I think people should just be aware of that,” she added. “The point of this is yes to stay hydrated, but also to hopefully reduce you know all the pollution.
“That is a lot smarter than buying cases of waters. If you’re going to be using reusable jugs like I am, and if not every day … I get it. Sometimes we need to grab a water bottle,” she continued. “I’m not saying that or judging that, I’m just saying that I don’t know why we’re pouring water bottles and using … just to throw that plastic away for these jugs. So, I’m turning into Kourtney, but let’s try to save the environment for the kids.”
Twitter users quickly pointed out several times she has wasted plastic over the years, including from the balloons and decorations at her parties.
Khloé then took to Twitter herself to address the drama, writing, “Oh my! LOL What drives me is that people turn nothing into some thing. It must be a slow news day. I am constantly learning and trying to be better for the environment for the sake of my daughter. I am the last one to say that I’m super environmentally conscious because I know how much more I have to learn.
“All I was simply saying is a pet peeve of MINE. I find it silly that people are pouring 4 to 5 single use plastic bottles into a reusable container. It’s sort of defeats the purpose..,” she continued in another tweet.
Khloé added that she was simply providing a suggestion for those who pour water from plastic water bottles into a reusable bottle.
“I was trying to provide a suggestion such as a water filtration system that you can buy easily for the price of a case of water bottles. Sometimes plastic water bottles are the only option for some people and I totally get that. Sometimes it’s what I grab. It’s not about being perfect. It’s about learning and hopefully making small changes for our future. Holy smokes. Anyways I love when I get educated on easy tips as to how to potentially make a change in our world. Feel free to tweet me some tips.”
“I’m always down to learn and I’ll see how that incorporates into my life. Hopefully We all do our part in our own ways. I’m proud of us all for doing our best and simply trying. But these stories sayin I’m shaming peps is BS because I’m a baby at this stuff myself,” Khloé concluded.
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