TAYLOR Swift slams Netflix and its new drama series, Ginny & Georgia, for including a “lazy, deeply sexist” joke about her love life.
Fans began trending “RESPECT TAYLOR SWIFT” on Twitter over the weekend after watching the show and finding the joke to be incredibly “hurtful towards Taylor.”
Season 1 of the series, which follows 15-year-old Ginny (Antonia Gentry) and her 30-year-old mom Georgia (Brianne Howey), released last Wednesday and features 10 episodes.
In the finale, titled The Worst Betrayal Since Jordyn and Kylie, the mother-daughter duo are fighting when Ginny says to her mom: "What do you care? You go through men faster than Taylor Swift.”
Viewers slammed the series for including the joke, unable to believe that “in the year 2021,” a program would still be making the same comments about Taylor’s romantic life that have been made her entire career.
The singer took notice after the joke went viral and she started trending on social media, and she spoke out against it herself on Monday.
Taylor 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 s**t as FuNnY.
"Also, @netflix after Miss Americana this outfit doesn’t look cute on you. Happy Women’s History Month I guess."
This time last year, Netflix had just released Taylor's Miss Americana documentary, in which she's opened up all about the toxic scrutiny she's faced over the years.
After watching the show and the Taylor comment it made, one angered fan tweeted: “If those script writers thought of these lines as jokes, are they really that dumb?
“Being misogynistic and slut-shaming people has never been a joke.”
They added: “Taylor has been slut-shamed throughout her entire career and she doesn't deserve it, no one else does! RESPECT TAYLOR SWIFT”
A second simply tweeted: “i dont want to see my idol talked about like that ever again RESPECT TAYLOR SWIFT”
Many noted how not old has this joke been made many times since the 31-year-old singer stepped on the scene in 2006 but also that she’s been in a long-term relationship with boyfriend Joe Alwyn for years now.
Throughout the last 15 years, she's famously been linked to fellow celebs like Joe Jonas, Harry Styles, John Mayer, Taylor Lautner, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Calvin Harris.
With this latest Taylor joke, fans also brought up that Netflix’s Degrassi: Next Class also has a similar one, where a character says “Taylor Swift made an entire career off her exes.”
The combo of these two show quotes and the fact that Netflix houses two of Taylor’s projects – 2018’s Reputation Stadium Tour and 2020’s Miss Americana documentary – only upset fans even further.
“Okay no it's not sitting right with me the netflix has two taylor swift projects on their platform and they are okay with treating her like this!!! RESPECT TAYLOR SWIFT,” one Twitter user wrote.
They continued, asking: “could you please tell us what's so funny about slut shaming?? as a young women I'd really like to know.
“Also @netflix this really the message you sending to so many young girls???”
They added: “Also i would like to point out that this is not only sexist and hurtful towards taylor but also any girl who has been shamed for dating more than one boy I guess somewhere we forgot girls aren't meant to have romantic are sexual feelings because that would be absurd!!!”
Another agreed, saying the jokes are just “slut shaming” trying to be disguised as humorous.
The user argued that the writers “clearly didn't watch her documentary when she went off the radar for two years & why” and said Taylor “has been put thru HELL by the media, Kanye West, THE MEDIA.”
Fans demanded Netflix and all involved apologize to the Cardigan singer and “do better” in the future.
Netflix has yet to confirm if Ginny & Georgia will be renewed for a season 2.
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