Taylor Swift Responds to Report About Her Private Jet Usage

According to data provided by CelebrityJets, Swift's private jet was flown 170 times between Jan. 1-July 29. But her rep claims not all those trips were hers.

Taylor Swift is seen in the Upper West Side on June 11, 2022

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Taylor Swift is seen in the Upper West Side on June 11, 2022

Taylor Swift has joined the growing list of stars who are catching heat over their private jets.

According to data shared by celebrity jet tracker CelebJets, the singer-songwriter’s personal aircraft was flown 170 times between Jan. 1 and July 29. The Twitter account pulled the information from ADS-B Exchange, which refers to itself as “the world’s largest public source of unfiltered flight data.”

taylor swift on her way to the grocery store pic.twitter.com/iuK9OO6WLG

— 🐺 (@oliviatheehye) July 30, 2022

Sustainability marketing agency Yard referenced the data for a damning report that ranked “the top 10 celebrity CO2e offenders.” Names like Floyd Mayweather, Jay-Z, Oprah, and Kim Kardashian appeared on the list; however, it was Swift who was crowned the top CO2e polluter of the year, so far. According to Yard, the Grammy winner’s private jet spent about 23,000 minutes—or 16 days—in the air during the first 200 days of 2022. Based on the information, Yard determined Swift’s jet racked up about  8,293.54 tons of emissions this year, which is approximately “1,184.8 times more than the average person’s total annual emissions.”

Yard also concluded Swift’s aircraft traveled about 139.36 miles with an average flight time of 80 minutes. The shortest 2022 flight was 36 minutes from Missouri to Nashville.

The report resulted in online backlash and a considerable amount of roasting.

Pollution (Taylor’s version)

— christan (@IWASTHELYGHT) July 30, 2022

Taylor on her way back to chipotle after they forgot her guac pic.twitter.com/pTvTaQRjs8

— Маделейн . (@normalmadeline) July 30, 2022

why taylor swift uses a private jet, i hope y’all understand pic.twitter.com/KN4rGC3N5y

— Iv𓆗 (@kingswift_13) July 30, 2022

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

However, Swift’s team insists the report is misleading. 

“Taylor’s jet is loaned out regularly to other individuals,” her representative told E! Online. “To attribute most or all of these trips to her is blatantly incorrect.”

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