Taylor Swift has recently received some heat amid the build up to this year’s Super Bowl, the annual league championship game of the National Football League (NFL) in the United States. Swift began dating NFL star Travis Kelce back in October 2023, and has since become a regular at Kansas City Chiefs games. As Kelce and his teammates will be participating in 2024’s Super Bowl, many were left to question whether Swift would make it to Las Vegas in time for the game on February 11th after having performed a show in Tokyo on February 10th.
Way back in 2022, a study by Yard, a sustainable marketing agency, showed that the 34-year-old singer’s use of private jets was one of the worst contributors to climate change and CO2 emissions. People were quick to criticise and make jokes about Swift after speculation that this will be her mode of transport to watch the Kansas City Chiefs take on the San Francisco 49ers.
Taylor Swift on her way downstairs to grab her Door Dash order (which she also had delivered via private jet/helicopter)pic.twitter.com/CEPCxsECIM
— Stogna Bologna (@1000waystoRy) February 7, 2024
I will stop tracking taylor swifts private jet when she pledges to offset carbon emissions by paying off my student loan and credit card debt
— alexa (@mariokartdwi) February 7, 2024
There were some however who came to Taylor’s defence and supported her throughout the critiques. British singer-songwriter Adele publicly spoke out at one of her Las Vegas residency shows Weekends With Adele and told the haters to “get a f**king life.” The “Hello” singer went on to say “I want the 49ers to win but I also want the Chiefs to win. I think I want the Chiefs to win just because Taylor Swift goes for them…and all of you that are complaining about Taylor Swift being at the games, get a fucking life! It’s her fucking man! She’s actually made it a bit more enjoyable to watch, because like I said I have no idea what’s going on.”
| At her show tonight Adele shared she will be supporting the Chiefs tomorrow because of Taylor Swift;
“I think I want the Chiefs to win just because of Taylor Swift’s boyfriend and all of you that are complaining about Taylor Swift being at games get a f*cking life” pic.twitter.com/YQA446PCr5
— Taylor Swift Updates
Swift had also received backlash from NFL players Rob Gronkowski and Tony Dungy for appearing at games too frequently and being shown too often. Kelce’s brother Jason supported the American Sweetheart’s actions by saying: “She’s the quintessential artist right now in the world, singer-songwriter, immensely talented, unbelievable role model for young women across the globe. So I think that the NFL would probably be foolish not to show her and be a role model for all the young girls out there.”