Taylor Swift found herself under fire on Friday after being named the celebrity with the worst carbon emissions from private jets – and the 32-year-old singer’s rep is cheering on the leaderboard.
“Taylor’s jet is regularly loaned out to other people,” his spokesperson told BuzzFeed News on Monday.
“Attributing most or all of these trips to him is patently incorrect.
The Grammy winner has been called out by analytics agency Yard for flying 170 flights since January and emitting more than 800 tonnes of carbon.
Many Twitter users argued on Monday that Swift was still at fault for her top spot, even though other people are using the plane.
“I love how you spread the blame for your private jet. Allowing other people to use it adds to the increased carbon footprint,” wrote one social media user. not that you are a hypocrite, but you encourage others to do the same. How are you?
Another added: ‘Taylor Swift’s carbon footprint defense being ‘I rent my plane’ is so ridiculous. It’s your plane. I don’t care if you don’t steal it as often (insert BS here) or others steal it, you still emit mega carbon and other pollutants.
Kylie Jenner, Drake and other celebrities have also sparked outrage over their frequent use of private jets.
The “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” alum, 24, posted a photo of herself and Travis Scott standing between their planes on July 15, writing, “Do you want to take mine or yours?”
The social media upload – and the makeup mogul’s history of theft – has led many to label her a “climate criminal”, but the reality TV star has yet to respond to the backlash.
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Drake, for his part, defended a recent 14-minute robbery via Instagram on Wednesday.
“They’re just the ones moving planes to any airport where they’re stored for anyone interested in logistics,” the rapper, 35, commented on a post slamming him. “No one is taking this flight.”