Taylor Swift Urged To Curtail “Absurd” Private Jet Usage By BBC Presenter Chris Packham

Taylor Swift has been urged by a BBC nature presenter to reconsider to curtail her “absurd” use of private jets.

Chris Packham, a longtime host of BBC nature programs and a tireless environmental campaigner, spoke out after Swift sent in the lawyers to silence a social media blogger sharing a log of her international jet useage.

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The UK’s Daily Mirror newspaper reports that Swift sent a cease and desist letter to Jack Sweeney, who had calculated and shared that Swift travelled 178,000 miles on two private planes in 2023. His strongest ire was reserved for the flights she made this February, making a one-day round trip from Tokyo to Las Vegas and back, to support her boyfriend Travis Kelce at the Superbowl final.

Packham told The Mirror:

“We know that private jets are the single greatest contributor when it comes to jet aviation fuel and the least efficient because they’re carrying one person. And so he called her out and she ­threatened to sue him. And I just thought, ‘You really missed the trick there, Taylor.’

“What you should have said is, ‘You’re right, times have moved on. I’ve got to change my practice. I’m going to sell my private jets’. And that would have been such a powerful thing for her to say to an audience. And I mean, her audience is primarily a young ­audience, isn’t it? I mean, you can’t say she’s responsible for climate breakdown. But she’s an icon. And as a consequence of that, she should be leading.”

Swift is currently taking her record-breaking Eras tour across Europe, performing in Lisbon, Portugal, this weekend. The Mirror approached her for comment.

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