Taylor Swift has faced criticism online after her lawyers issued a cease-and-desist letter to a college student for using public flight data to track her private jet usage. Sweeney, who has been monitoring the takeoffs and landings of planes and helicopters owned by billionaires, politicians, and other public figures for years, has been accused of assisting Swift’s stalkers and endangering her life. Swift’s lawyers claim that Sweeney’s social media accounts are helping Swift’s stalkers and endangering her safety. If Sweeney does not stop tracking Swift’s flights, they have threatened legal action, claiming that his jet tracker account has caused “direct and irreparable harm, as well as emotional and physical distress” to Swift and her family.
People on X, formerly Twitter, have slammed Taylor Swift for sending the letter, with many claiming she is attempting to portray herself as a victim. On Wednesday, Newsweek contacted Swift’s publicist via email and Sweeney via social media to request comment. Some people commented that Swift is attempting to portray herself as a victim, while others argued that she needs to gain humility quickly.
Swift is not currently known to be suing Sweeney and has only issued a cease-and-desist letter. Others have stepped up to defend Swift, as many can understand why she is concerned about her safety. In January, a man accused of stalking Swift was arrested three times in five days near her townhouse in NYC.
The discussion about Swift’s flight habits continued in 2023, when she was busy flying back and forth to see her boyfriend, Travis Kelce. Swift frequently flew between New York and Kansas City to spend time with her boyfriend, and she travelled between performances in South America for her ongoing Eras World Tour. She faced backlash after it was revealed that her private jet flights emitted 138 tonnes of CO2 in just three months.
Swift is embarking on a journey through time to attend Super Bowl LVIII on February 11 in order to support her boyfriend as his team competes. She will perform in Tokyo from February 7 to 10, and after the final show, she will need to board a U.S.-bound flight soon after to make the approximately 11.5-hour flight to the Nevada gambling haven with several hours to spare.