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Taylor Swift: It’s me, hi, I’m the problem, it’s me

Since Kylie Jenner faced criticism for flying privately in the midst of a climate catastrophe, celebrities using private aircraft for regular travel have gained a lot of attention. But it seems like Taylor Swift is the biggest celebrity polluter of them all, based on a recent study.

The report was produced by the sustainability marketing agency Yard, which used publicly available data from the Celebrity Jets whistleblower account to examine over 1,500 celebrity trips and identify the biggest CO2-emitting celebs. Each star’s total number of flights, average flight duration, total miles flown, and total CO2 emissions since the year’s start were all documented in the study.

The singer of “Bad Blood” unexpectedly tops the list with 8,293.54 tons of aviation emissions this year. According to Yard, that is 1,184.8 times greater than the annual emissions of the typical human.

Swift has taken 170 trips in her private aircraft since January, averaging roughly 80 minutes in the air. Her shortest flight, according to the firm, was a 36-minute journey from Missouri to Nashville.

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The founder of Kylie Cosmetics, Kylie Jenner, didn’t even rank among the top 10 celebrities with the biggest carbon emissions, after facing backlash last week for posting a picture of her two private jets. Nevertheless, with 4268.5 tonnes of carbon emissions, her sister Kim Kardashian and her partner Travis Scott came in at number seven.

Similar to Jenner’s tweet, Taylor Swift’s position as the top celebrity with the highest carbon emissions sparked an immediate response on social media. In response to the claim, one fan tweeted, “Girl, you’re making it harder and harder for me to defend you.” In light of the news, another fan posted a cheeky rendition of Swift’s song “August.”

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With the caption, “You wanna take mine or yours?” the Kardashians star shared a black-and-white Instagram picture of herself and Scott cuddling in front of their two private jets on July 15. Fans swiftly criticized Jenner for the “obnoxious” remark, and others also brought attention to the probable carbon footprint associated with her use of a private jet. Jenner was barely in the air for three minutes, based on her flight path, which was later disclosed on Twitter by Celebrity Jets.

According to Yard, since the start of 2022, celebrities have used private jets to release an average of 3376.64 tonnes of CO2 emissions; this is 482.37 times greater than the annual emissions of the typical citizen.

Among the list of private jet perpetrators included Floyd Mayweather, Jay-Z, Alex Rodriguez, Blake Shelton, Steven Spielberg, and Oprah Winfrey.

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