Taylor Swift in the crosshairs of British climate activists

A day after the Stonehenge paint attack, climate eco-activists gained access to the UK airport where Taylor Swift's luxury jet is based by spraying other private jets with orange paint, AFP reports.

The two activists were able to reach the Stansted Airport airfield, the climate change protest group Just Stop Oil said in a statement.

Essex police have arrested two women, aged 22 and 28, on suspicion of criminal damage and interfering with national infrastructure.

The pair, named by Just Stop Oil as Jennifer Kowalski, 28, and Cole McDonald, 22, had used fire extinguishers filled with orange paint to spray two private jets.

It says they are demanding that the next British government after the July 4 general election make a legal commitment to phase out the use of fossil fuels by 2030.

In a post on X, Just Stop Oil added: "Jennifer and Cole cut the fence at Stansted's private airport, where Taylor Swift's plane is parked, demanding an urgent treaty to end the use of fossil fuels by 2030."

The accompanying video shows one of the activists cutting a hole in the fence before spraying the planes with paint.

Taylor Swift has drawn criticism for her use of private jets.

In 2022, she topped a list published by British sustainability marketing firm Yard of the "biggest CO2 emitters from private jets" among celebrities. | BGNES