Looks like pop singer Taylor Swift has landed in climate trouble, but that’s what happens when you’re usually full of hot air!
According to a list from data analytics group Yard, a U.K.-based sustainability marketing firm, Swift was the number one offender in celebrity private jet carbon emissions, and the Internet has hilariously dunked on Swift and her jet-setting lifestyle.
According to the list, Swift produced the most CO2 this year, with her jet taking an astronomical 170 flights since January, with an average flight time of only 80 minutes. Her shortest flight in 2022 took a mere 36 minutes, and her total jet emissions were a whopping 8,293.54 tons, per the study.
Joining her on the list were celebrities like runners-up Floyd Mayweather, Jay-Z, Steven Spielberg, Oprah Winfrey, and Kim Kardashian.
Swift, like many private jet-owning celebrities, has framed herself as a devoted climate change activist and nature lover. Swift’s alleged climate change convictions were an influence on her 2020 politically colored song, “Only The Young,” and the singer lamented in a Variety interview that young people would “feel the worst effects” of issues like global warming.
In the wake of the revelations, Swift’s response basically boiled down to “Don’t Blame Me.” The celebrity’s representative said her jet is “loaned out regularly,” as if that would make a difference.
As soon as the story hit social media, there was an instantaneous pile-on.
Many posted videos imagining Swift performing everyday tasks while using as much jet fuel as humanly possible.
the Taylor swift memes are so good pic.twitter.com/HfS1PgKgGj— Nikki Blonsky from the movie Hairspray (@lobbyspider) July 31, 2022
Taylor Swift, Kim K and Kylie seeing who can get to Starbucks first pic.twitter.com/MmOqe2pMIu— Bob (@tweetsbybob_) July 30, 2022
Taylor Swift on her way to the fridge for a midnight snack pic.twitter.com/KeqT7rqxl2— Tyler 🌮 (@tytacobell) July 30, 2022
One Twitter user fielded a guess about what Swift’s driveway might look like based on the recent data.
taylor swift’s driveway pic.twitter.com/IujgRKTsfn— Andrew Strauss (@straussanator) July 30, 2022
Others took a look back at Swift lyrics related to jets that we may not have noticed.
taylor swift meant these lyrics when she wrote them and y’all just didn’t listen pic.twitter.com/8FhaTgCQsK— miguel (@cowboyinwoods13) July 30, 2022
There’s no doubt that Swift is getting plenty of bad press in the wake of the jet revelations, but something tells me she’ll be able to shake it off.
Follow Up On Twitter
Climate change activists are now gluing themselves to paintings... pic.twitter.com/l6PiN2JN1x— MRCTV (@mrctv) July 10, 2022