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Taylor Swift is being slammed for how she used private jet during her Australia tour
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Taylor Swift is being slammed for how she used private jet during her Australia tour

The star has been widely criticised

Taylor Swift has been criticised over the use of her private jet during the Australian leg of her Eras Tour.

Frequent flyer Swift sparked anger over the enormous amount of carbon that her Bombardier Global 6000 private jet emits.

The musician, 33, flew to Australia in the plane to begin the Australian leg of the tour.

She then used the luxury aircraft to travel between Melbourne and Sydney, a journey which takes just over nine hours by car and which is also covered by several commercial airlines.

The star also sent the aircraft all the way to Hawaii to collect her boyfriend Travis Kelce so he could watch her perform in Sydney.

Finally, Swift and her entourage departed from Australia to continue the tour in Singapore.

A spokesperson for Swift previously said that prior to the tour the star had bought up 'carbon credits' to offset the emissions from the tour.

Australians have since criticised the singer over her use of the private jet during the tour.

Swift has previously spoken about how climate change, calling it one of the 'horrific situations that we find ourselves facing right now'.

A Bombardier Global 6000, the same model as Taylor Swift's private jet.
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People were less than impressed, with one person writing on X: "If [climate change] is a catastrophe, when why are celebs allowed to fly around the world in their private jets? Like, Taylor Swift seems to use hers like a car."

Another wrote: "Imma minimize my footprint so some oil rig in the ocean blows up and Taylor Swift can take her private ket to go to the supermarket."

One private jet can emit as much as two tonnes of carbon dioxide in one hour, and the small number of passengers on a private flight can make them 14 times more polluting per person.

Taylor Swift performed in Sydney as part of her Eras Tour.
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A representative for Swift previously told UNILAD: "Before the tour kicked off in March of 2023, Taylor purchased more than double the carbon credits needed to offset all tour travel.

"The excess credits means Taylor could have accounted for more than enough to cover her latest romance springing up in the middle of her sell-out tour, with her trips to support Kelce upping her carbon emissions alongside her planned tour travels."

The practice of offsetting emissions is widely criticised, with some accusing it of being a way to allow the wealthy to 'buy' carbon emissions, as well as being ineffective at reducing climate change as it encourages carbon-heavy lifestyles.

Hannah Lawrence from climate action network Stay Grounded told the Independent: “Taylor Swift justifies her private jet use through carbon offsetting but this is actually worse than doing nothing as it takes resources from the global majority to justify the outrageous emissions of a wealthy minority."

UNILAD has reached out to representatives of Swift for further comment.

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