Don’t blame Taylor Swift for all the carbon dioxide emitted by her personal jet, her rep insisted.
A spokesperson for Swift defended the pop musician after a viral report deemed her the No. 1 superstar “offender” in terms of carbon dioxide emissions. The research printed by the Yard states that — since January — Swift has taken 170 flights on her private airplane, which has emitted roughly 9,142 tons of carbon dioxide.
“Taylor’s jet is loaned out regularly to other individuals,” a rep for the Grammy winner mentioned in an announcement offered Sunday to the Los Angeles Occasions.
“To attribute most or all of these trips to her is blatantly incorrect.”
The Yard reported that Swift’s carbon footprint during the last seven months is about 1,184 occasions increased than what the typical individual emits in a 12 months. In accordance with the Yard, the median flight time is 80 minutes for Swift’s jet, which averages 139.36 miles per flight.
Because the starting of the 12 months, the “Folklore” artist’s airplane has spent about 22,923 minutes — or 15.9 days — within the air, the Yard mentioned. Her shortest journey on file in 2022 was a 36-minute flight from Missouri to Tennessee. The Yard credited knowledge from the @CelebJets Twitter account, which commonly tracks celebrities’ flight patterns.
After the report surfaced, memes and tweets mocking the “Message in a Bottle” hitmaker‘s allegedly excessive private jet usage have been making the rounds on social media.
”????? Taylor Swift just broke into my home and replaced all my paper straws with plastic and said ‘burn b—’ before leaving off on her jet,” tweeted @WrittenByHanna.
“Just saw Taylor Swift eating an egg salad sandwich on a Greyhound bus so I think you guys did it,” tweeted @vinn_ayy.
Among the other entertainment figures listed in the Yard’s report have been Jay-Z, Blake Shelton, Steven Spielberg, Kim Kardashian, Mark Wahlberg, Oprah Winfrey and Travis Scott. Although he wasn’t included within the Yard research, Canadian rapper Drake lately got here underneath fireplace, accused of taking a 14-minute flight on his personal jet from Toronto to Hamilton, Canada, as documented by @CelebJets.
On Instagram, Drake responded to the criticism by explaining that the super-short journeys are “just them moving planes to whatever airport they are being stored at.”
“For anyone who was interested in the logistics … nobody takes that flight,” he added.