Did Taylor Swift Really Burn 138 Tons of Jet Fuel to Visit Travis Kelce in Just 3 Months? Exploring Viral Rumor

There is a viral rumor about Taylor Swift's frequent travels by her private jet burning 138 tons of jet fuel to visit boyfriend Travis Kelce. Find out if it's true.

Updated on May 26, 2024  |  09:45 AM IST |  101.9K
Did Taylor Swift Burn 138 Tons of Jet Fuel to Visit Travis Kelce? FIND OUT
Did Taylor Swift Burn 138 Tons of Jet Fuel to Visit Travis Kelce? FIND OUT (PC: Instagram)

A viral rumor going around has it that Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce's romance, which started back last September is not good for the environment. It is because the singer’s expensive travel to meet her NFL boyfriend has resulted in burning massive tons of Jet fuel over the period of just three months.   

If you're on social media, you might have seen several memes about Swift and her use of a private jet following the viral claim. But is this claim true? Let us have a look.

Did Taylor Swift really burn 138 tons of jet fuel to visit Travis Kelce in three months?

The news is from 2023, the time when Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce's romance was blossoming. An article from The Economic Times stated that the singer “once again” ended the list of ‘’biggest celebrity CO2 polluter’ on top in 2023. 

The news in December by the outlet stated that her frequent travels caused 138 tons of CO2 emissions just in three months. It was also reported by Taylor Swift's Jets that her twelve trips had a huge environmental impact which was the same as the annual power use of 17 houses or equivalent to energy use by 26.9 homes. 

However, the Love Story singer, who is the owner of a Dassault Falcon 7x, and a Dassault Falcon 900, travelled not just to meet Kelce, the highest-paid tight end, from New York to Kansas City, but her trips also included various South American venues for her record-breaking Eras Tour, so the viral claim is not true. 


Taylor Swift gets criticized for her travel habit 

As per a report by the Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator, the amount of CO2 emissions, which is calculated to be 138 tons in just three months, would need the planting of 2,282 trees. It's not this easy, it would need around 10 years to make up for the amount of damage her travels caused due to those flights. 

Meanwhile, Leah Thomas, author of The Intersectional Environmentalist told BBC Travel that the singer’s “carbon emissions are extreme and are polluting the atmosphere,” further telling that these are “one of the leading causes of the climate crisis.” 

The page on X (formerly Twitter) @SwiftJetNextDay which often posts the tracking of Taylor Swift jets initially exposed carbon footprint. The page is owned by Jack Sweeney, a student who tracks celebrities’ private jets, as per BBC.

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