Taylor Swift’s representatives responded to criticisms of her private plane usage after several days of social media backlash. Swift was one of many celebrities who were recently criticized for using private planes to travel and generating shocking amounts of carbon emissions. Swift’s reps said Entertainment TonightThe information online is not accurate.
Swift’s representatives responded to a study done by digital market firm Yard It relies on information from Celebrity Jets’ Twitter account. Celebrity Jets, an automated account that tracks flight times for private jets using data from air traffic controllers, is called Celebrity Jets. Swift’s representatives say the problem with this method lies in the fact that the plane that Swift labels as “Taylor Swift’s Falcon 7X”It is also used by numerous other people and companies.
Taylor Swift’s Falcon 7X 825-mile (717 NM), flight from ALB, BNA
752 gallons (2.847 liters).
Uses of jet fuel are approximately 5,040 lbs (2.286 kg).
Fuel costs approximately $5,061
8 tons CO2 emissions
— Celebrity Jets (@CelebJets) July 30, 2022
“Taylor’s jet is loaned out regularly to other individuals. To attribute most or all of these trips to her is blatantly incorrect,”Swift spokesperson said. This doesn’t cover all of the criticism Swift has received, or any other celebrities, or the private jet industry. Yard claims that air travel is “the least environmentally friendly method”There are many options for travel. “private jets are the worst offenders for emissions per passenger.”The average person produces seven tons of CO2 per year. However, an average private jet emits 482.37 tonnes of CO2 per year. This is in addition to the carbon footprints of passengers.
The spotlight on celebrity private jet emissions started a few weeks ago, when Kylie Jenner posted an Instagram photo boasting about the private planes she and Travis Scott own. Upon further inspection, fans realized that not only is Jenner using this inefficient means of travel – she is doing so flippantly, apparently just to save time. The flight she took by her private plane was at least three minutes long. It would have taken 40 minutes to make the same trip by car. Others were shorter and traveled only from one region of southern California to the other.
Swift’s plane has made similar flights. The average flight time of the jet is approximately 80 minutes. It has flown over 170 flights this year. That means the jet itself is responsible for 8,293.54 tons of carbon emissions so far this year – already 1,184.8 times the emissions of the average American.
Many were involved in the Swift and Jenner cases. Some critics disagreeThat it doesn’t matter how many people were on board the plane to make these flights, Critics say that the vehicle owners should be held accountable for their actions. Many people now support policies such as imposing heavy taxes on private planes in order to stop the ultra-rich from adding to pollution day after day.
Swift’s representatives have been the only ones to publicly respond to this outcry. Jenner and her loved ones have not responded publicly to the outcry. Jay-Z, A-Rod Blake Shelton Steven Spielberg Steven Spielberg Kim Kardashian Mark Wahlberg Oprah Winfrey and Travis Scott are also on Yard’s roster.