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Taylor Swift’s team defend her after topping list of private jet polluters

Swift's private plane has made 170 trips this year, with her team saying "to attribute most or all of these trips to her is blatantly incorrect"

Taylor Swift has topped a list of private jet polluters, with the singer’s personal plane having made 170 trips this year. The chart was put together by UK-based sustainability marketing firm Yard, which compiled a list of the “top 10 celebrity CO2e offenders” based on their private plane usage. A report found that Swift’s plane has made 170 trips since January, spending the equivalent of 15.9 days in the air. Her flight emissions totalled 8,293.54 tonnes, which, per the report, is “1,184.8 times more than the average person’s yearly emissions”. Her average flight time was 80 minutes, with the shortest flight, a stint from Missouri to Nashville, clocking in at just 36 minutes.

Taylor’s team came to defend the singer in a statement, with a representative telling Rolling Stone: “Taylor’s jet is loaned out regularly to other individuals. To attribute most or all of these trips to her is blatantly incorrect.” And that's where the memes started rolling in... this one is my personal favourite.

Okay okay fine - we must admit this has created a hilarious meme trend, but we need to cut her some slack. Boxer Floyd Mayweather came in at second place, emitting 7,076.8 tonnes of CO2 across 177 flights. Jay-Z was third, clocking in at 136 flights and emitting 6,981.3 tonnes of CO2. Even Drake recently was criticised after his private jet made a 14-minute flight. Post From: - Taylor Swift’s team defend singer after topping list of private jet polluters

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