Taylor Swift responded through a rep to a damning report that placed her at the top of a list of celebrities whose private jets produce the most carbon emissions.
“Taylor’s plane is regularly leased to others,” A rep for the pop star told Rolling Stone. “Attributing most or all of these trips to her is blatantly wrong.”
However, Yard herself noted that her ranking was not “definitive” as @CelebJets doesn’t track every famous person who flies privately. For example, it seems that the account is mainly focused on artists, and Florida college student Whoever created @CelebJets actually has separate Twitter accounts that track the private flights of billionaires like Elon Musk as well as Jeff Bezos.
However, Swift made headlines after being named the number one celebrity CO2 polluter of the year in a report, with her plane making a total of 170 flights and 22,923 minutes in the air so far.
Yard produced the report shortly after Kylie Jenner faced widespread backlash for her use of a private jet with the reality TV star. be labeled a “climate criminal” in social networks. But of the celebrities who participated in the study, Jenner didn’t even make the top ten. After Swift, the celebrities whose planes were the most frequently seen on the air were Floyd Mayweather, Jay-Z, Alex Rodriguez, Blake Shelton, Steven Spielberg, Kim Kardashian, Mark Wahlberg, Oprah Winfrey and Travis Scott. Rolling Stone also reached out to other celebrities on the list, but Swift’s rep was the only one to respond.
The average US citizen has an annual carbon footprint of 16 tons of emissions, while the global average is about 4 tons. according to The Nature Conservancy. By contrast, the estimated carbon emissions this year from the aircraft owned by Swift were 8,293.54 tons.