Taylor Swift responds to criticism after jet tops CO2 emissions list of worst private planes: ‘On loan’ to others
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Taylor Swift is being slammed by critics over her private jet’s carbon footprint.
The “Shake it Off” singer has been accused of polluting the earth by flying her private jet 170 times between Jan. 1 and July 29, according to Yard, a sustainability marketing agency that prides itself on “data and state-of-the-art analyses.
However, a rep for the 32-year-old pop star said, “Taylor’s jet is regularly loaned out to other people. Allocating most or all of those trips to him is patently incorrect,” according to TMZ.
Research collected by Yard shows results for “which celebrities are the worst offenders of private jet CO2 emissions”, with Swift logging more than 22,000 minutes in the air, the equivalent of 16 days.
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Swift’s total flight emissions for the year totaled 8,240 metric tons, or 1,185 times more than the total annual emissions of an average person, according to the report.
The study also alleged that other celebrities are guilty of polluting the planet.
Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather ranks second for the “worst CO2 emissions from private jets”.
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Mayweather is second only to Swift, emitting 7,077 metric tons of carbon dioxide on a private flight this year, 1,011 times more than the average traveler per year, according to the study.
He is also guilty of having the record for the shortest flight for a total of 10 minutes on a flight to Las Vegas and of having emitted 1 ton of carbon dioxide.
Other celebrities accused of not being climate-conscious include Jay-Z, former New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez, Blake Shelton, Steven Spielberg and Oprah.
Although private jets have been used by celebrities for years, their luxury flights have come under scrutiny after Kylie Jenner posted a photo on social media of her and Travis’ private jets Scott last week.
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Jenner took to social media to post a black and white photo of her and Scott kissing in front of their private jets, with the caption “do you want to take mine or yours?”
The ‘Kardashians’ star has received heat from critics after the photo went viral on Twitter.
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Jenner didn’t make the list of the “worst private jet CO2 emitters.”
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However, Scott ranked No. 10, with his flight time on his private jet this year totaling 8,384 minutes, or 5.8 days.