Taylor Swift
LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS — Episode 1221 — Pictured: (l-r) Taylor Swift during an interview with host Seth Meyers on November 11, 2021 — (Photo by: Lloyd Bishop/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

At the weekend Taylor Swift found herself at the centre of controversy when digital marketing firm Yard claimed that the pop star topped the list for celebrities with the worst private jet CO2 emissions. According to the findings, the “All Too Well” singer embarked on 170 flights since January and has already emitted 8,293.54 tonnes, or 1,184.8 times more than the average person’s total annual emissions.

The flight time totals 22,923 minutes in the air (or 15.9 days) with the average flight time being just 80 minutes, and the quickest flight from Missouri to Nashville taking just 36 minutes.

Reps for the singer responded to a request from Entertainment Tonight for comment, telling the publication that the majority of flights weren’t actually for Swift. “Taylor’s jet is loaned out regularly to other individuals. To attribute most or all of these trips to her is blatantly incorrect,” a spokesperson said.

It comes after Kylie Jenner was criticised for allegedly taking a 17-minute flight in her private jet from Camarillo to Van Nuys in California last month. The flight information was published to the Twitter account @CelebJets. At the time one user labelled the reality star and beauty mogul as a “full time climate criminal”.

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Despite the controversy, Jenner didn’t actually make the top 10 private jet users from Yard. Instead, her on-again off-again beau Travis Scott came in at number 10 while her older sister Kim Kardashian came in at number 7 with 57 flights. Other celebrities to make the infamous list included Oprah Winfrey, Mark Whalberg, filmmaker Steven Spielberg, Blake Shelton (the husband to Gwen Stefani), Alex Rodriguez, Jay-Z and boxer Floyd Mayweather.

In other, more upbeat news from Swift, she’s reportedly releasing a ‘Taylor’s version’ of “Bad Blood”. More on that, here.

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