Taylor Swift blasts ‘sexist’ Ginny and Georgia joke
Written by Hit Music Radio News on 02/03/2021
Taylor Swift has laid into Netflix bosses and writers behind TV show Ginny & Georgia for including a “deeply sexist” joke about her love life in the season one finale.
The pop superstar’s fans initially took issue with the throwaway line on Sunday night after viewing episode 10 of the comedy-drama, which focuses on the life of a mixed-race teenager and her young mother in a fictional New England town.
The instalment in question was written by creator Sarah Lampert and Debra J. Fisher, and featured the mother and daughter arguing about relationships, as 15-year-old Ginny quipped: “What do you care? You go through men faster than Taylor Swift.”
The backlash was immediate as the singer’s devotees took to social media and turned “#RespectTaylor” into a trending topic, and the Shake It Off hitmaker herself has now weighed in on the controversy, making it clear she wasn’t laughing.
“Hey Ginny & Georgia, 2010 called and it wants its lazy, deeply sexist joke back,” Taylor tweeted on Monday.
“How about we stop degrading hard working women by defining this horse s**t as fuNny (sic),” she went on.
Swift then turned on Netflix officials, with whom she had worked for her hit 2020 documentary, Miss Americana.
“Also, (Netflix) after Miss Americana this outfit doesn’t look cute on you,” she added, alongside an emoji of a broken heart, fuming: “Happy Women’s History Month I guess.”
Representatives for Netflix or the Ginny & Georgia writers have yet to comment on the uproar.