Taylor Swift is facing backlash after a recent report named her the celebrity with the highest CO2 emissions.
According to Yard, a digital marketing agency that focuses on sustainability, Swift’s emissions are “1,184.8 times more than the average person’s total annual emissions.”
Her private jet flew 170 times in the first 200 days of the year, racking up 8,293.54 tonnes of carbon emissions.
You probably saw Kylie Jenner's tone deaf post about her & Travis Scott's matching private jets.— Yard (@YardDigital) July 29, 2022
Well, we conducted a study on the worst celeb private jet CO2 emission offenders & the results are shocking. 😳https://t.co/hzoEOx86OY#Co2Much pic.twitter.com/gv4MGSqxZR
Swift fans took to Twitter to respond to the claims.
taylor swift saying she wants to run away to the lakes and live out the rest of her life surrounded by nature and then being responsible for 8923 tonnes of carbon emissions is sooo unserious— josh (@joshieonfilm) July 29, 2022
so apparently taylor swift has racked up the most CO2 emissions of any celebrity by using her private jet, and has taken 170 trips this year ALONE.— lou lou the fool (@l0ul0uthef00l) July 28, 2022
girl, you’re making it harder and harder for me to defend you.
Taylor Swift makes history as this year’s artist with the most CO2 emissions. She is the first female musician to do so 🏆 https://t.co/gJrdWXwkKU— Paul McCallion (@OrangePaulp) July 29, 2022
A rep for Swift responded saying, “Taylor’s jet is loaned out regularly to other individuals. To attribute most or all of these trips to her is blatantly incorrect.”
you’ve really gotta hand it to taylor swift’s publicist bc “she generously rents out her jet for her poorer friends who can’t afford their own personal jets to use” is the funniest possible way to put a humanitarian spin on her carbon emissions— Scream: The TV Series Belated Emmy Campaign (@ladiedbird) July 30, 2022