Taylor Swift is under fire from environmental advocates after details about her private jet’s carbon footprint were released last week.
According to a report published by the Yard, since January Swift is the biggest celebrity CO2e polluter of this year so far after taking 170 flights on her personal plane.
Swift’s jet has amassed a vast 22,923 minutes in the air – or 15.9 days. The number is massive considering that she is not currently touring.
“Taylor’s jet has an average flight time of just 80 minutes and an average of 139.36 miles per flight,” the study claimed.
But the Shake it Off singer denied the Yard’s report, which exposed the celebrities who are the worst private jet CO2 emission offenders.
“Taylor’s jet is loaned out regularly to other individuals,” a rep for Swift fired back in a statement. “To attribute most or all of these trips to her is blatantly incorrect.”
Since the beginning of 2022, Swift’s flight emissions for the year come in at 8,293.54 tons, or 1,184.8 times more than the average person’s total annual emissions. The 11-time Grammy winner’s shortest recorded flight of the year was a 36-minute jaunt between Missouri and Nashville.
On social media, detractors were quick to criticize details of the Folklore singer’s jet usage.
“???? Taylor swift just broke into my home and replaced all my paper straws with plastic and said ‘burn bitch’ before leaving on her jet,” one person tweetedwhile another skewered Swift for trying to put a lavish spin on her gesture of letting her pals use her plane.
“You’ve gotta hand it to Taylor Swift’s publicist (because) ‘she generously rents out her jet for her poorer friends who can’t afford their own personal jets to use’ is the funniest possible way to put a humanitarian spin on her carbon emissions,”
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