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Taylor Swift took to Twitter to call Netflix, and in particular her new show Ginny and Georgia, for making her the butt of a “lazy” and “deeply sexist” joke in one of the scenes.
Released last week, Ginny and Georgia is a dramatic comedy about a mother and daughter, and the final episode sees the couple arguing over Ginny’s relationship. Georgia asks if Ginny has broken up with her boyfriend, Hunter, to which the teenager replies, “What do you care? You go through men faster than Taylor Swift.”
Needless to say, the “joke” didn’t go well at all. Taylor Swift fans immediately rushed to the singer’s defense, criticizing the show’s writers for including “outdated bitch” jokes in the script. And now a rightly offended Taylor has posted to Twitter to share her own thoughts.
“Hey Ginny & Georgia, 2010 called and he wants his lazy, deeply sexist joke to come back,” the Folklore singer wrote. “How about stop degrading hardworking women by defining that horse shit like FuNnY.”
And while she was on the subject, Taylor also took a moment to call Netflix specifically about including such a joke, considering that she had created a documentary especially for them. “Also, @netflix after Miss Americana, that outfit doesn’t look very good on you, ”she continued, adding,“ Happy Women’s History Month, I guess.
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She has a point; it’s not cool to use a woman’s dating story as the punchline of a pretty mean joke. And unsurprisingly, Taylor fans loved his straightforward response. A subscriber replied, “Proud of you for standing up against this shit. Women (especially you) deserve so much better! We should never be defined by who we dated but by what we do and how we treat others.”
Another added: “YOU ARE SAYING TO EM TAYLOR. It’s sad how in 2021 people are STILL judging women for their past / current love lives. When society learns to respect people, then it will be a better place. “
Netflix has yet to publicly respond to the tweet, but in speaking out about it, Taylor Swift is making sure this stuff doesn’t fly for herself – and, hopefully, other women too.
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