“Pollution (Taylor’s version)”
Private jet discourse
“Whilst there is no way to determine if these celebrities were on all the recorded flights the purpose of this study is to highlight the damaging impact of private jet usage,” Yard said in a disclaimer to the list.
ranked Taylor Swift
The list ranked Taylor Swift as “the biggest celebrity CO2 polluter” with her private jet reportedly emitting more than 8,000 tons during a total of 170 flights since January, according to Yard. Other celebrity offenders on the list included Travis Scott, Jay-Z, Kim Kardashian, Oprah Winfrey, and Mark Wahlberg.
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A spokesperson for Swift told BuzzFeed News that her jet was “loaned out regularly to other individuals” and that “to attribute most or all of these trips to her is blatantly incorrect.”
Though the intent of the study was to highlight the danger of private jet carbon emissions as a whole, social media has turned it into fandom discourse, as fans rushed to Swift’s defense, while others poked fun at the star’s new list-topping status.
and do I get to defend taylor swift against misinformation while also hating her (actual, real) carbon emissions while ALSO recognizing the sacrifice of safety, privacy, and basic quality of life it would take for her to fly any other way?
But no matter what side you’re on, the memes on Swift’s apparent private jet C02 emissions have been hilarious. Here are some of our favorites:
@PopCrave Pollution (Taylor’s version)
forgot to rinse out my greek yogurt container before putting it in the recycling bin
can yall stop lying, everyone knows taylor swift destroyed her jet with a chainsaw🙄
confiscate taylor swift’s private jet and make her travel across the atlantic in a dingy boat if she loves salt air that much
taylor swift using public transport
taylor swift on her way to the grocery store
TAYLOR SWIFT EXACTLY
taylor swift saying she wants to run away to the lakes and live out the rest of her life surrounded by nature and then being responsible for 8923 tonnes of carbon emissions is sooo unserious
taylor swift going to her living room from her bedroom
why taylor swift uses a private jet, i hope y’all understand
@PopBase she wrote folklore so it cancels out
Taylor swift going to the corner store for hot Cheetos and Arizona tea
“Taylor Swift doesn’t care about the environment” when she literally is a millipede…
kris jenner seeing everyone come after taylor swift instead of kylie
wydm taylor flies on planes?? the lyric is literally “you know that my TRAIN can take you home” 🚂🤨
Only Taylor Swift can do both 🤩🙏
taylor swift. a woman against the people
if you ever catch me on here defending a multi-millionaire’s private jet usage just take me out back and put me down i mean really
taylor swift swimming across the atlantic ocean to meet up with joe to lessen the emission of co2
Lorde cant even afford a private jet btw that’s my sister 🤞🤞🤞
guys i hear Taylor swift also hasn’t showered in 13 days Ewww stinky ahhhh guys don’t buy her concert tickets ahhhhh she uses her private jet too much Oh nooo guys don’t buy her tickets oh noooo!!!!!!!!