Taylor Swift has become the target of hilarious tweets and memes in light of a recent report naming her the top celebrity polluter of carbon dioxide emissions (CO2e).
Swift topped the list of celebrities with the “worst private jet CO2 emissions,” according to a study published last July 29 by digital marketing agency Yard, with 170 flights emitting 8,293 metric tons of greenhouse gases, alongside Floyd Mayweather, Jay-Z, Steven Spielberg, Kim Kardashian, Oprah Winfrey, and Travis Scott.
Swift’s representative responded to the report by saying that the star’s frequent use of her Falcon 7X jet—one of two private planes owned by Swift—was caused by other people flying on the plane.
“Taylor’s jet is loaned out regularly to other individuals. To attribute most or all of these trips to her is blatantly incorrect,” the singer’s representative said.
Although the study intended to show the dangers of private jet carbon emissions in general, it quickly turned into a fandom debate, with some defending Taylor Swift and others mocking the star’s new list-topping status.
Knowing social media, it’s impossible not to meme-ify celebrities’ issues; here are some hilarious memes we found:
can yall stop lying, everyone knows taylor swift destroyed her jet with a chainsaw🙄 pic.twitter.com/QySK1om88a
— Dr. Tushar🧣 (@reputushion) July 29, 2022
Pollution (Taylor’s version)
— christan (@IWASTHELYGHT) July 30, 2022
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
— josh (@joshieonfilm) July 29, 2022
confiscate taylor swift’s private jet and make her travel across the atlantic in a dingy boat if she loves salt air that much
— kayla (@H0MEVIDEO) July 29, 2022
taylor swift on her way to the grocery store pic.twitter.com/iuK9OO6WLG
— 🐺 (@oliviatheehye) July 30, 2022
lana del rey shooting down taylor swift's private jet and saving the environment: pic.twitter.com/rNP0wcojFe
— dan 🗞 (@repsdawn) August 2, 2022
taylor swift’s cameo in lady gaga’s hold my hand music video pic.twitter.com/d8H2PSwAiQ
— lem (@ratikyle) July 30, 2022
TAYLOR SWIFT EXACTLY pic.twitter.com/lhk015mTi6
— ` (@Notfancy_) July 29, 2022
Taylor Swift's private jet carbon emissions was an easter egg during reputation era!! I love her PR team!! pic.twitter.com/YMaWTrYfZA
— elwyn (@wadupels) July 31, 2022
🚨 @TaylorSwift13 announces NEW album titled ‘Carbon Footprint:- A Long Private Jet Journey’ dropping at midnight. 💿
The lead single "Emission" is out now. pic.twitter.com/8UrVxlHUUn
— ak🦋🧣 (@duaswillow) July 30, 2022
Taylor Swift is a 32-year-old American pop singer-songwriter known for her songs about her real-life experiences. According to a report from The Sun, Swift is planning to surprise fans with her most experimental album yet. She released her most recent single, “Carolina,” last June 24, 2022.
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