Kylie Jenner says she used to fly in Kobe Bryant's chopper, gets slammed for making tragedy 'all about herself'

Kylie Jenner says she used to fly in Kobe Bryant's chopper, gets slammed for making tragedy 'all about herself'
Kobe Bryant and Kylie Jenner (Getty Images)

Fans seem rather upset with reality TV star Kylie Jenner for allegedly hogging the limelight on the Kobe Bryant tragedy on social media.

She recently took to social media to pay tribute to the families that lost their loved ones in the fatal helicopter crash that killed basketball legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna along with seven others. The mother of one had revealed that she had a personal connection to the tragedy on Instagram. She shared with her followers that she had flown many times on the same helicopter and also knew the pilot Ara Zobayan, personally. Jenner had also rented the chopper to treat her niece 'Dream' for her third birthday in November, in 2019.

Following Jenner's condolences ridden with personal stories, fans and followers took to Twitter to accuse Jenner of trying to hijack the tragedy. One fan shared, "Damn she loves attention so much she's finding ways to make tragedies about her," while another added, "Nobody cares about Kylie Jenner!!! god, she can’t stop being the center of attention for one day." 


A third fan commented saying, "Who cares about Kylie it's not about HER!!! They always try to put their asses in everything!" while a fourth user chimed in, "Who cares!! The focus is not on you!!"

Kylie took to her Instagram stories to share a touching message which featured small photos of all the victims involved in the accident. She had captioned the image, "I still can't believe this. that was the helicopter I would fly on from time to time with that pilot, Ara, he was such a nice man. Hold your loved ones close [heart emoji]." 

The star's constant attempts to personalize the accident by attaching it to her own life must have come across as shallow and non-sincere. 

We had previously reported that a family friend of Bryant, Wayne Slappy had opened up on how the family is struggling to come to terms with the loss. "Can you imagine a black hole? It's empty, how do you fill it? They're a close-knit family. He was 41 years old, and then his daughter dies in an accident with him too," Slappy had told Daily Mail.


"His family is going to miss him more than you can begin to imagine. I know NBA players whose kids can't stand them, they never spent any time with them. That ain't Kobe," he said. "He grew up with his family loving each other. He was doing the same thing his father did for him, for his daughters, to the best of his ability," he continued.

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