Antonia Gentry took to Instagram with a statement after the pop star called out the show for making a “lazy” and “deeply sexist” joke about her
Ginny and Georgia actress Antonia Gentry broke her silence following the reaction of Taylor Swift and his fans.
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The 23-year-old actress, who plays teenage Ginny, thanked fans for their “love and support” after the pop star called the Netflix show for making a joke about her love life.
Speaking to Instagram, Antonia shared a lengthy post in which she thanked fans for their “hundreds of posts” but did not directly address the controversy.
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“Thank you for the love and support you have shown me and for our show, Ginny and Georgia, over the past week,” she began.
“I never imagined something like this as a young girl – meaning having a voice that can make an impact. It’s so meaningful to see the hundreds of fan posts in my box. receptionists who feel seen, heard and understood thanks to the program and its characters.
“It was also fun to hear from those who were just happy to be with them on an entertaining ride.”
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Turning her attention to her character, high school student Ginny, she said she “fell in love” with the role because “she shows us our own prejudices, prejudices and injustices”, adding: “She loves, she lies and she stands up for what she believes in even though she may not have all of her facts clear.
“She makes mistakes – morally, mentally, physically, emotionally – and not just in herself, but in the broken world in which she lives.”
Antonia plays teenage Ginny on the show
She concluded the post: “To everyone who’s sent hundreds of messages about feeling seen for the first time, whether through Ginny or some other Ginny and Georgia character. , thank you for your voice and your inspiration. “
The Grammy Award-winning artist took to Twitter this week to criticize the show, which landed on the streaming site in late February, after discovering that she had presented what she described as a “lazy” and “deeply sexist” joke at her expense.
In the series finale, Ginny and her mother Georgia, played by Brianne Howey, fight over the relationships that lead Ginny to say, “What are you worried about? You go through men faster than Taylor Swift. . “
Taylor Swift called out the new series on Twitter
Calling on both the show and Netflix, which distributed its 2020 documentary Miss Americana, Taylor wrote: “Hey Ginny and Georgia, 2010 called and he wants his lazy and deeply sexist joke back.
“How about stop degrading hardworking women by defining this horse [expletive] like FuNnY. Plus @ Netflix after Miss Americana this outfit doesn’t look cute on you Happy Women’s History Month I guess.
Taylor’s comments came after many fans tweeted about the show’s reference to her, which brought #RespectTaylorSwift to trending on the site.
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