Taylor Swift isn’t one to shy away from people or media criticizing or making jokes about her or her dating life. So it’s not surprising that the singer would call out a Netflix show for making a joke at her expense.
In a tweet on Monday, March 1, Taylor called out the American dramedy Ginny & Georgia, which is currently available for streaming on Netflix.
The show, which premiered on Netflix last month, is about Ginny Miller (played by Antonia Gentry) and her mother Georgia (Brianne Howey) as they relocate to a town in New England for a chance to have a better life. The show’s season finale features a scene where Ginny and Georgia are talking about relationships. Georgia asks Ginny if she had already broken up with her boyfriend.
Ginny replies: “What do you care? You go through men faster than Taylor Swift.”
Taylor took an issue with this, calling the joke “lazy” and “deeply sexist.” She even called out Netflix, saying “this outfit doesn’t look cute on you” following the release of Miss Americana, the streaming platform’s documentary film about the 31-year-old singer.
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 shit as FuNnY. Also, @netflix after Miss Americana this outfit doesn’t look cute on you ? Happy Women’s History Month I guess pic.twitter.com/2X0jEOXIWp— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) March 1, 2021
“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 shit as FuNnY. Also, @netflix after Miss Americana this outfit doesn’t look cute on you Broken heart Happy Women’s History Month I guess,” Taylor tweeted.
Taylor’s fans were the first to call out Ginny & Georgia and Netflix for the joke, with some of them pointing out that the 2016 Canadian teen drama Degrassi: Next Class, which also streams on Netflix, made a similar jest.
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 pic.twitter.com/dyB9ypFTY6— Chloe | fearless (@chloelovestay) February 28, 2021
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. Taylor has been slut-shamed throughout her entire career and she doesn't deserve it, no one else does! RESPECT TAYLOR SWIFT pic.twitter.com/jfY53ZD0bk— fearlessly, augustine ?? (@twiceswifteu) March 1, 2021
Taylor, who is currently dating British actor Joe Alwyn, has been romantically linked to a number of celebrities in the past—including singer Harry Styles and actor Tom Hiddleston.
Buzzfeed pointed out that Taylor has addressed the misogynistic comments she received in the past, given that the media put the spotlight on her dating life, especially early in her career: “I’m trying to be as educated as possible on how to respect people, on how to de-program the misogyny in my own brain. Toss it out, reject it, and resist it,” she explained. “Like, there is no such thing as a slut. There is no such thing as a bitch. There is no such thing as someone who’s bossy, there’s just a boss.”