Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris / Getty Images
First, they come because private jet and then they come to our pop stars. Taylor SwiftHer reputation was once again burned, as she was named the top offender “Celebrities with the worst private jet CO2 emissions” on the field. Using data from Twitter accounts @CelebJetsSwift, along with Floyd Mayweather, Jay-Z, A-Rod, Blake Shelton, and more, have been called upon to use private jets by 2022. Swift’s private jet reportedly made 170 flights , or “22,923 minutes in the air”, a total of nearly 16 days. Total emissions for the year were about 8,293.54 tons, “or 1,184.8 times the total annual emissions of the average person.” A representative for Swift reply to report, according to BuzzFeed News, explaining that her private jet is “regularly loaned out” to unnamed individuals. “Attributing most or all of these trips to her is blatantly inaccurate,” the rep wrote.
Other celebrities, even those not included in Yard’s original reporting, have been criticized for their use of private jets over the past week. Kylie Jenner was called a ‘climate criminal’ because of her “17 minute flight” The shortest flight is three minutes. No matter who or what was actually on board, their damage to the environment is irreversible. Maybe that’s why Swift covered herself with a big black umbrella when the Daily Mail to take a photo hers was disqualified in early July. She is said to have returned to Los Angeles from a funeral in London for her muse, Joe Alwyn’s, great uncle. Later that month, several other international flights allowed her monologue at HAIM .’s show but still make it to a photo op at Selena Gomez’s 30th birthday party the next day. Salt air and rust on Swift’s private jet will never be the same.
This article has been updated.