Ginny and Georgia: Netflix series Ginny and Georgia makes Taylor Swift fans angry over a joke on the pop star. The series’ final episode included a dialogue by one of the main characters that took a jibe at Swift’s dating life and many have found it in bad taste.
Ginny Miller, played by Antonia Gentry is seen facing some relationship troubles when she breaks up with her boyfriend. Reacting to which, her mother Georgia (Brianne Howey) says, ” What do you care? You go through men faster than Taylor Swift.”
Swift took to Twitter and called out the show. She wrote, “Hey Ginny and Georgia, 2010 called and it wants its lazy, deeply sexist joke back. ”
“How about we stop degrading hard-working women by defaming this horse sh**t as FuNnY,” Swift added.
Taylor Swift has faced a lot of criticism in the past for making songs based on her personal life experiences and the men she got involved with. This Netflix series joined the endless list of people who chose to use sexist jokes to defame the singer. Another Netflix show named Degrassi: Next Class had a character say, ” Taylor Swift made an entire career off her exes”.
Some fans on social media accused that Netflix is trying to rile them by using such content while others called it plain misogyny. As fans came together on social media to condemn Ginny and Georgia, the hashtag Respect Taylor Swift went viral.
One fan wrote they were going to watch the series but the Taylor Swift joke made them decide otherwise. They referred to the documentary made on Taylor Swift named Miss Americana and said, ” Even after the reputation tour doc, and the Miss Americana doc this bull is still happening. Respect Taylor Swift”.
I was gonna watch Ginny and Georgia but not anymore. Even after the reputation tour doc, and the Miss Americana doc this bull is still happening. RESPECT TAYLOR SWIFT pic.twitter.com/dvqPHWki08
— Yazy Lee | stream folklore and evermore (@loveyazy) March 1, 2021
Many hit back at the series for projecting its character as a feminist show and then using a problematic joke on a woman. They wrote,” I was really enjoying Ginny and Georgia until they had to add the really inappropriate Taylor Swift jab from the character that is supposed to be a feminist”.
I was really enjoying Ginny & Georgia until they had to add the really inappropriate Taylor Swift jab from a character that is supposed to be a feminist. #ginnyandgeorgia
— Kiki 🐘 (@Kmt03010) February 26, 2021
Taylor Swift has had to defend her choice of art on many occasions in the past. While speaking on an Australian radio station 2DayFM last year, she talked about how only she is criticised for making songs about her ex-partners and said, “No-one says that about Ed Sheeran. No-one says that about Bruno Mars,” she said. “Frankly, that is a very sexist angle to take.”
“You go through men faster than Taylor swift!”
C’mon that sentence was completely unnecessary
There’s no place for slut shaming in 2021!
Ginny and Georgia ! #Netflix you can do better..
— sophia (@sophia_melly) February 25, 2021
isnt it ironic how ginny and georgia is a show that supposedly promotes feminism yet still makes outdated slutshaming jokes?? RESPECT TAYLOR SWIFT
— lina ☾ she/her | famous era??? (@kiwistainedress) March 1, 2021
Sign and share it!!
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— fearlessly, oban 💛💛 (@obaneliastreet) March 1, 2021