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30th Jul 2022

Taylor Swift responds after report claims she has the highest celebrity private jet emissions

Kieran Galpin

Other celebrities named in the report include Jay-Z and Oprah Winfrey.

Taylor Swift has responded to criticism after a recent report claimed she is the worst offending celebrity when it comes to private jet CO2 emissions.

Earlier this month, Kylie Jenner was slammed for routinely taking trips on her private jet for minutes at a time.

However, it turns out that Jenner is not even in the top ten when it comes to celebrities and their private jet usage.

A report released by Yard on Friday (29 July), based on data from the CelebrityJets Twitter page, shows that Taylor Swift’s private plane has taken 170 flights since January.

Racking up more than 22,923 minutes in the air, which equates to nearly 16 days, the singer’s jet’s average flight time is around 80 minutes.

According to Yard, this means that the plane owned by the 32-year-old singer, who has campaigned extensively for climate action, has contributed 8,293.54 tonnes of carbon.

This is 1,184.8 times more than the average person’s total annual emissions.

Swift was subsequently criticised online but a representative for the singer told Rolling Stone that it is not just her fault.

“Taylor’s jet is loaned out regularly to other individuals,” a spokesperson said.

“To attribute most or all of these trips to her is blatantly incorrect.”

But that is not to say Swift is alone, and in fact, former boxer Floyd Mayweather’s private jet has contributed almost as much.

The 45-year-old’s plane shed 7,076.8 tonnes of CO2 this year, which is 1,011 times more than the average person’s yearly output.

Other notable names on the list include rapper Jay-Z, country singer Blake Shelton, director Steven Spielberg, Kim Kardashian, Mark Wahlberg, Oprah Winfrey and Travis Scott.

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