Taylor Swift calls private jet report ‘blatantly incorrect’

Don’t blame Taylor Swift Everyone the carbon dioxide emitted by their private jet, their spokesman insisted.

A spokesman for Swift defended the pop musician after a viral report ranked her as the No. 1 celebrity “offender” when it comes to carbon emissions. The study, published by Yard, says Swift has made 170 flights since January on her private plane, which has emitted about 9,142 tons of carbon dioxide.

“Taylor’s jet is regularly loaned to others,” a representative for the Grammy winner said in a statement provided to the Los Angeles Times on Sunday.

“Ascribing most or all of these voyages to her is blatantly wrong.”

The Yard reported that Swift’s carbon footprint over the past seven months was about 1,184 times what the average person emits in a year. According to Yard, the average flight time for Swift’s jet is 80 minutes, averaging 139.36 miles per flight.

Since the beginning of the year, the “folklore” artist’s plane has spent about 22,923 minutes — or 15.9 days — in the air, The Yard said. Her shortest trip in 2022 was a 36-minute flight from Missouri to Tennessee. The shipyard credited data from the @CelebJet’s Twitter accountwhich regularly tracks celebrity flight patterns.

After the report surfaced, memes and tweets circulated on social media mocking the ‘Message in a Bottle’ hitmaker’s alleged excessive use of his private jet.

”????? Taylor Swift just broke into my house and replaced all my paper straws with plastic and said, ‘Burn b—’ before taking off in her jet.” tweeted @WrittenByHanna.

“I just saw Taylor Swift eat an egg salad sandwich on a Greyhound bus, so I think you guys did.” @vinn_ayy tweeted.

Among the other entertainment figures featured in the Yard Report were Jay-Z, Blake Shelton, Steven Spielberg, Kim Kardashian, Mark Wahlberg, Oprah Winfrey and Travis Scott. Despite not being included in the Yard trial, Canadian rapper Drake recently came under fire and was accused of taking a 14-minute flight on his private jet from Toronto to Hamilton, Canada, as documented by @CelebJets.

Taking to Instagram, Drake responded to the criticism by explaining that the super-short trips are “just moving planes to the airport where they’re stored.”

“For anyone interested in the logistics… no one is taking this flight,” he added.

https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2022-07-31/taylor-swift-private-jet-carbon-emissions-report Taylor Swift calls private jet report ‘blatantly incorrect’

Sarah Ridley

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