World famous pop singer Taylor Swift has threatened to sue a 21-year-old Florida university student for exposing her astronomically high production of C02 emissions due to her near daily carbon-rich private jet trips.
Swift sent a cease and desist letter to Jack Sweeney, an undergraduate student who runs multiple social media accounts that track certain celebrities’ and high profile figures’ carbon emission usage from their private jets.
The letter from Swift’s legal team stated that unless all monitoring of her flights stop, they would “have no choice but to pursue any and all legal remedies.”
Swift is accusing Sweeney of stalking and harassing her, and claims that his hobby has put her in a “constant state of fear for personal safety.”
The singer added that Sweeney is creating a “life or death matter” and she has experienced “direct and irreparable harm” as well as “physical distress.”
Sweeney uses publicly accessible information for his accounts and gathers his data from the Federal Aviation Administration. He’s also stated that he posts flight information one day after they take place, meaning no flights are tracked live.
Swift has been receiving criticism online for sending the intimidating letter to Sweeney, with a post on X saying “this is grim. The tracker is holding celebrities accountable and this rich person wants to sue them for it? A bad look.”
Days before sending Sweeney the legal letter, Swift sold one of her two private jets.
Swift’s hypocrisy through political campaigns
In 2022, a report by Environmentally Oriental Marketing Firm Yard indicated that her massive carbon footprint from her private jet made her the biggest celebrity polluter of the year.
The report also stated that she emits 1,200 times more than the average citizen’s emissions.
The singer has a noticeable impact on how Americans vote. According to a poll conducted by Redfield and Wilton Strategies, 18% of voters are “significantly more likely” to vote for a candidate supported by Swift.