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Ciara O'Rourke
By Ciara O'Rourke July 3, 2024

No, this isn’t Taylor Swift’s jet getting painted by environmental activists

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  • Activists painted planes after singer Taylor Swift landed at the airport, but they didn’t paint Swift’s private jet.

A viral social media video shows someone dousing two airplanes with orange paint. 

"Just Stop Oil activists paint Taylor Swift’s private jets," a June 20 Instagram post said, referring to the video. 

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Just Stop Oil describes itself as a "nonviolent civil resistance group demanding the UK government stop licensing all new oil, gas and coal projects." 

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On June 20, the group posted on X footage of someone painting planes with orange paint. The post said: "Just Stop Oil paint private jets hours after Taylor Swift’s lands." 

A statement on the group’s website said two Just Stop Oil supporters painted multiple private jets at the London Stansted Airport near Essex, England, "where Taylor Swift’s jet landed mere hours before."

The statement didn’t say that the supporters painted Swift’s plane. Essex police, who arrested two women in the vandalism, said Swift’s plane wasn’t at the airport at the time, The Associated Press reported. Swift’s plane landed at Stansted hours before the activists painted the other plane, BBC News reported.

We rate claims Just Stop Oil activists painted Swift’s jets False. 


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