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First, they came for the private jets and then they came for our pop stars. Taylor SwiftReputation is on fire again, as she was named as the main culprit “Celebrities With the Worst Private Jet CO2 Emissions” on a Yard. Using data from the Twitter account @CelebJets, Swift, along with Floyd Mayweather, Jay-Z, A-Rod, Blake Shelton, and more, have been called out for their private jet use in 2022. Swift’s private jet is said to have logged 170 flights, or “22,923 minutes in air,” a total of almost 16 days. Total emissions for the year came to about 8,293.54 tonnes, “or 1,184.8 times more than the total annual emissions per person on average”. Representative for Swift replied the report, per BuzzFeed News, explaining that his private jet is “regularly loaned out” to anonymous people. “It is incorrect to attribute most or all of these trips to her,” the representative wrote.
Other celebrities, even those not in the initial Clós report, have been criticized for their use of a private jet in the past week. Kylie Jenner called her a “climate criminal”. “17 minute flights,” the shortest flight three minutes. No matter who or what is on the flights, the damage they do to the environment cannot be reversed. Maybe that’s why Swift shielded herself with a big black umbrella when the Daily Mail cut photos for deplaning in early July. It was reported that she was returning to Los Angeles from a funeral in London for her muse, Joe Alwyn’s, great uncle. Later that month, a few more international flights allowed her to monologue at the HAIM show but still do it photo op at Selena Gomez’s 30th birthday party the next day. The salt air and the rust on the door of a Swift private jet will never be the same.
This post has been updated.