Taylor Swift’s rep calls private jet CO2 report "blatantly incorrect"
A spokesperson for Swift defended the music artist after a viral report deemed her the No. 1 celebrity "offender" when it comes to carbon dioxide emissions. The study published by the Yard states that – since January – Swift has taken 170 flights on her personal plane, which has emitted approximately 9,142 tons of carbon dioxide.
"Taylor’s jet is loaned out regularly to other individuals," a rep for the Grammy winner said in a statement provided to the Los Angeles Times.
"To attribute most or all of these trips to her is blatantly incorrect."
The Yard reported that Swift’s carbon footprint over the last seven months is about 1,184 times higher than what the average person emits in a year. According to the Yard, the median flight time is 80 minutes for Swift’s jet, which averages 139.36 miles per flight.
Since the beginning of the year, the Evermore singer's plane has spent about 22,923 minutes – or 15.9 days – in the air, the Yard said. Her shortest trip on record in 2022 was a 36-minute flight from Missouri to Tennessee. The Yard credited data from the @CelebJets Twitter account, which regularly tracks celebrities’ flight patterns.
Social media pokes fun at Taylor Swift's private jet use
After the report surfaced, memes and tweets mocking the hitmaker’s allegedly excessive private jet usage have flooded social media.
"@TaylorSwift13 announces NEW album titled 'Carbon Footprint:- A Long Private Jet Journey' dropping at midnight. The lead single 'Emission' is out now," tweeted @duaswillow.
Twitter user @vinn_ayy offered up more sarcasm: "Just saw Taylor Swift eating an egg salad sandwich on a Greyhound bus so I think you guys did it."
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