Taylor Swift Calls Out 'Sexist' Joke About Her In New Netflix Show 'Ginny And Georgia'

Ata Owaji Victor
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Photo credit: Mat Hayward - Getty Images
Photo credit: Mat Hayward - Getty Images

From ELLE

Taylor Swift has vehemently condemned the Netflix show Ginny and Georgia for its use of a joke about her, which the singer described as 'lazy' and 'deeply sexist'.

The joke appears in a scene from the final episode of the show (which premiered on February 24) in which its main characters, Ginny (Antonia Gentry) and mother Georgia (Brianne Howey), argue about their respective relationship statuses.

After Georgia asks Ginny whether she had broken up her with her boyfriend, Ginny delivers the harsh rebuttal: 'What do you care? You go through men faster than Taylor Swift.'

Fans of Swift were quick to note the misogynistic joke and Swift, whose relationships and love songs have been publicly scrutinised for years, has now addressed the controversy.

On Monday, the Grammy award winner took to Twitter and tweeted: 'Hey Ginny & Georgia, 2010 called and it wants its lazy, deeply sexist joke back. How about we stop degrading hard working women by defining this horse sh*t as FuNnY. [sic]'

The singer also directly addressed Netflix, the streaming platform which premiered her 2020 documentary Miss Americana, writing: 'Also, @netflix after Miss Americana this outfit doesn’t look cute on you…. Happy Women’s History Month I guess.'

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Fans have since come out in support of the 31-year-old, who released two new albums during the pandemic, with some even going as far as to demand a boycott of the show.

One twitter user wrote: 'BOYCOTT #ginnyandgeorgia, @netflix WE DO NOT STAND FOR SLUT-SHAMING SECIST COMMENTS IN 2021. [sic]'

Another added, 'RESPECT TAYLOR SWIFT [sic]' alongside a photo series that shows Swift discussing the pressures of dating as a young star in the spotlight and warning her younger self of the subsequent slut shaming that she has endured.

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One fan tweeted 'It’s 2021' with a photo showing the popular 'man with sign' meme holding a placard that reads 'stop making sexist jokes about Taylor Swift'.

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Swift has been in a relationship with actor Joe Alwyn since 2017.

ELLE UK has reached out to Netflix for comment.

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