Taylor Swift the pop star that pollutes the most

Taylor Swift has been in the news in recent days, not for her musical emissions but for other more damaging ones: the pop star has been crowned the artist who pollutes most.

Swift has spoken of her love for the environment, but apparently she hasn’t been able to prioritise the planet over her love for flights in her private jet.

The company Yard has made a chart called “top 10 CO2 offenders among celebrities”, where they have determined who are the artists who have produced the most CO2 due to their travels by private jet.

The report found that singer Taylor Swift is the celebrity who has polluted the most in the last year. The singer has made 170 trips since January, which equates to almost 16 full days in the air.

Emissions from her flights have totalled 8,293.54 tonnes of CO2. Yard notes that this figure is “1,184.8 times more than the annual emissions of an average person”.

The company also pointed out that Swift‘s shortest flight was just 36 minutes, something that could have been avoided.

Taylor Swift’s team defends her

The singer’s team of representatives did not want to let this news that clouds Swift‘s character pass unchallenged and have come out in her defence.

“Taylor’s plane is regularly loaned out to other people. To attribute most or all of these trips to her is blatantly incorrect,” the representative said in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine.

But these facts have nonetheless caused an online uproar with many Twitter users taking the opportunity to create memes that had everyone laughing.

One of the most popular was one that read: “Taylor Swift on her way to the shopping”, accompanied by a video of a girl in a helicopter with a briefcase.

But the ranking of jets that have polluted the most this past year has not only published Swift‘s figures. Boxer Floyd Mayweather is in second place with a total of 177 flights, which represents 7,076.8 tonnes of CO2.

They are joined on the podium by Jay-Z. The rapper used his jet for 136 trips, emitting an average of 6,981.3 tonnes of CO2.

The list also includes such well-known personalities as Steven Spielberg, Kim Kardashian and Oprah Winfrey, among others.