Swifty slams report she’s a climate criminal after jet usage revealed

‘To attribute most or all of these trips to her is blatantly incorrect’

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Taylor Swift is under fire from environmental advocates after details about her private jet’s carbon footprint were released last week.

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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.”

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Taylor Swift at the NME Awards.
Taylor Swift at the NME Awards. Photo by Getty Images /Bang Showbiz

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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Other celebrities accused of being inconsiderate towards the climate include Floyd Mayweather, Jay-Z, Blake Shelton, Steven Spielberg, Kim Kardashian, Mark Wahlberg, Oprah Winfrey and Travis Scott.

Boxing legend Mayweather had the most flights — 177 — and holds the record for the shortest flight — taking a 10-minute trip to Las Vegas.

Last month, Drake came under fire after CelebJets revealed that the Toronto rapper’s plane flew 14-minutes from Toronto to Hamilton. But the self-proclaimed Certified Lover Boysaid the trips are “just them moving planes to whatever airport they are being stored at.”

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“For anyone who was interested in the logistics… nobody takes that flight,” he said.

Millionaire businesswoman Kylie Jenner, 24, was also shredded on social media for taking a 12-minute flight from Palm Springs to Van Nuys in California.

“The lack of awareness is honestly astonishing,” read one of 45,000 comments on an Instagram post in which Jenner asked her followers which plane she should use — hers or partner Travis Scott’s.

Kylie Jenner shared this image to her followers on Instagram over the weekend.
Kylie Jenner shared this image to her followers on Instagram over the weekend. Photo by Kylie Jenner /Instagram

Reporting on Jenner, the Daily Mail wrote, “The Bombardier Global 7500 jet traveled for 35 minutes from Palm Springs, just outside LA, to Van Nuys, near her $36 million Hidden Hills mansion on July 15. Two hours later, the mum-of-two then flew from Van Nuys to Camarillo in Ventura County, California — a trip which took just 12 minutes. Earlier, on July 13, Kylie had also flown from Camarillo to Van Nuys, a trip of just 17 minutes. She had then taken a 29-minute flight, going from Van Nuys to Palm Springs.”

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