People accuse Taylor Swift of attempting to “shift the blame” after her representative issued a statement regarding her use of a private jet. Based on the use of their privately owned jet planes, Taylor Swift topped the recently published list of the celebrity world’s top carbon polluters compiled by the marketing agency Yard. Thousands of Taylor’s fans criticized her for her excessive jet usage, especially in the midst of a climate crisis, as the situation inevitably deteriorated on the Internet.
Taylor’s representatives quickly issued a statement in which they attempted to refute the notion that the singer was solely liable for the emissions attributed to her. Despite their presumed intention to calm the commotion, their attempts to assign blame only served to exacerbate the situation. One person responded, “It shouldn’t be making all those flights and producing all those emissions, regardless of who is on board.” “If you own it, it is your responsibility. They ought to all fly commercial (and fly less)”
Fans could not help but feel that her representative’s response lacked accountability, with one user labeling it a “dumb excuse” for Taylor’s “environmental violations.” And despite the outcry, it appears Taylor has not yet begun to reduce her jet usage, adding 25 tons to her annual carbon emissions in just the past three days. Taylor has not yet responded personally to the mounting backlash.