In recent years, singing star Taylor Swift has often spoken publicly about her environmental values.
But apparently boots don’t follow your lips.
We know that international stars are often known for the excessive use of private jets. Recently, both Kylie Jenner and Drake have been heavily criticized by the public for doing so. But in a new dossier published by research firm Yard, it appears Ms Swift is by far the largest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions this year.
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According to the report, the singer’s jet was used 170 times between January 1 and July 19, 2022 for a total of 22,923 minutes or 16 days in the sky. Those flights emitted over 8,200 tons of carbon, which is 1,184 times the emissions of an average person.
A representative for Ms Swift told Rolling Stone that the jet is regularly loaned to friends of the singer, so she is not responsible for the pollution caused by the plane.
To compile his report, Yard pulled his numbers from Celebrity Jets, a website that lists flights operated by planes owned by various celebrities.
In second place on the list of the most polluting stars we find the boxer Floyd Mayweather, who would be responsible for 7076 tons of CO2. He is followed by rapper and businessman Jay-Z. However, the latter claims his jet is a corporate jet owned by Puma, of which he is the creative director, and claims that the jet is used by many of the athletes represented by the sportswear brand.
Then, in order, we find: Alex Rodriguez, Blake Shelton, Steven Spielberg, Kim Kardashian, Mark Wahlberg, Oprah Winfrey and Travis Scott.
The two stars who inspired the list, Kylie Jenner and Drake, sit at No. 19 and 16, respectively.