Caitlyn Jenner slammed for flying into Sydney as thousands of Australians remain stranded in US

'We now live in 1800s England where the rich and connected are the only ones that really matter,' one tweet said about Caitlyn Jenner's Sydney flight


                            Caitlyn Jenner slammed for flying into Sydney as thousands of Australians remain stranded in US
Caitlyn Jenner at the National Television Awards 2020 on January 28, 2020 in London, England (Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

Caitlyn Jenner has been heavily criticized on social media after she reportedly took a flight to Sydney even as thousands of Australians remain stranded in the US amid the Covid-19 pandemic. According to reports, the 71-year-old socialite booked a severely limited number of airline seats so that she can contest in the Channel 7 series ‘Celebrity Big Brother’.

Sources close to ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ have said that Jenner will stay in Australia for around three weeks, two of which are meant for quarantine procedures. This all is happening while at least 34,000 Australian natives are stuck in the US after the federal government put a limit on the number of arrivals to cut down the risk of further spread of coronavirus. Earlier, around 6500 people were allowed to travel to Australia from the US on a weekly basis, but now it has been capped at 3000 per week.

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A spokesperson for the Stranded Aussies Action Network criticized Jenner as well as the Australian government. In a statement to an Australian news portal, the spokesperson said that there should be clear instructions around who is qualified to fly into Australia. “(Jenner’s arrival) is clearly a slap in the face for stranded Aussies. But it’s not the celebrities that are to blame, it’s the failed government policies that allows this to happen,” the spokesman added.

Caitlyn Jenner speaks at the 4th annual Women's March LA: Women Rising at Pershing Square on January 18, 2020 in Los Angeles, California (Photo by Chelsea Guglielmino/Getty Images)

It has been said that ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ will be shot at Sydney Olympic Park and Sonia Kruger will host it. The reality show will be released later in 2021. Meanwhile, people on Twitter expressed their anger over the Australian government as well as Jenner’s travel. One of the users tweeted, “My wife's flight home to Australia was cancelled today due to the arrival caps but nice to see Caitlyn Jenner (who's supposedly running for governor of California) managed to get into Sydney to appear on Big Brother. A second person wrote, “Exactly we now live in 1800s England where the rich and connected are the only ones that really matter.”

“The federal government let 132,000 people enter & quarantine in the last three months alone. Over 20,000 of whom were ‘skilled migrants’, code for cheap, compliant labour for business mates. They chose to leave 30,000 Aussies stranded o/s, down from 38,000 abandoned in March '20,” the third user said.

Caitlyn Jenner attends alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet x FriendsWithYou Launch on November 07, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images for alice + olivia)



 



 

A person suggested, “I think we should blackball big brother because of the inclusion of international ‘personalities’. Its an affront to actual Aussies still trying to get home.” Another one remarked, “They need to start allowing people who are fully vaccinated to isolate at home. These caps are an absolute fucking joke. Wasting money and time on quarantine facilities because we have to learn to live with Covid. It’s never going away! Same as if people want to leave let them!”



 



 



 

“So my mother who is technically living here can't enter Australia but @Caitlyn_Jenner who has no reason to be here other than to secure some money in her bank can enter Australia? How is this fair to your citizens @dfat @ScottMorrisonMP @GladysB,” a tweet read and another added: “There are literally Australians who haven’t been given gov permission to see their dying family in other states, let alone countries... meanwhile celebrities who aren’t even Australian just get to saunter in at will, don’t have to do Hotel quarantine.. so crazily unfair.”



 



 

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