Taylor Swift was criticized for flying on a private jet. The performer was accused of environmental pollution. Taylor Swift has been criticized for her frequent private jet flights. Her representative commented on the allegations. However, this did not stop Twitter users from joking about this topic.
Why was Taylor Swift criticized for flying in a private jet?
Recently, both Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott faced backlash for a post about their identical private jets. It also became known that the reality TV star made a 17-minute flight. Since then, digital marketing agency Yard has released a list of 10 celebrities they believe are the worst offenders. It’s all about CO2 emissions. Taylor Swift is number one on the list.
According to the agency, this year, between January 1 and July 19, the Swift aircraft made 170 flights. The average flight time is 80 minutes. Yard also claims 8,293.54 tons of CO2 emissions from the flights. For context, that’s “1,184.8 times more than the average person’s total annual emissions.”
Other entertainment figures listed in the Yard report included Jay-Z, Blake Shelton, Steven Spielberg, Kim Kardashian, Mark Wahlberg, Oprah Winfrey, and Travis Scott. Canadian rapper Drake, although not listed on the Yard list, recently came under fire for allegedly taking a 14-minute flight on his private jet from Toronto to Hamilton, Canada.
How did Taylor Swift’s rep react to the accusations?
Swift’s spokesperson responded to these accusations by asking that the star not be blamed for all the carbon emissions made by her private jet. “Taylor’s plane is regularly leased to others. Attributing most or all of these trips to her is fundamentally wrong,” the statement said. However, the pop star’s fans and critics weren’t surprised by this report. “Taylor Swift says he wants to escape to the lakes and live the rest of his life surrounded by nature and then be responsible for 8923 tons of carbon emissions – this is so frivolous,” wrote one user.
Taylor Swift’s reputation has come under assault once more after she was identified as the worst offender on Yard’s list of “Celebs With the Worst Private Jet CO2 Emissions.” Swift was criticized for using private jets in 2022 along with Floyd Mayweather, Jay-Z, A-Rod, Blake Shelton, and others using data from the Twitter account @CelebJets. Swift’s private plane allegedly flew 170 times for a total of “22,923 minutes in the air,” or roughly 16 days. 8,293.54 tonnes were the estimated total emissions for the year, which is “or 1,184.8 times more than the average person’s total annual emissions.” According to BuzzFeed News, a Swift spokesman responded to the report by stating that Swift’s private jet is “loaned out periodically” to unidentified people. The spokesman stated, “To ascribe most or all of these travels to her is blatantly inaccurate.
Even celebrities who were not included in the initial Yard study have come under fire recently for using private jets. For her “17-minute flights,” of which the shortest was three minutes, Kylie Jenner was dubbed a “climate criminal.” Regardless of what or who is really on the flights, the environment has been permanently harmed. Perhaps this explains why, when the Daily Mail took pictures of Swift getting off the plane in early July, she covered herself with a huge black umbrella. She reportedly left London for a funeral in Los Angeles for the great-uncle of her muse, Joe Alwyn. Later that month, she was able to attend Selena Gomez’s 30th birthday party the next day while also giving a monologue at HAIM’s event thanks to a few additional overseas flights. The rust on Swift’s private-jet door and the sea air will never be the same.
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