Taylor Swift and her fans have called out new Netflix show Ginny and Georgia after it made a sexist joke about the singer.
Towards the end of the first episode of the new series which came out last week, one of the characters said “What do you care? You go through men faster than Taylor Swift”. This prompted backlash from Swift’s loyal fans who called out the writers for ‘misogynistic and slut-shaming’ jokes. Today Swift responded on Twitter by saying “Hey Ginny & Georgia, 2010 called and it wants its lazy, deeply sexist joke back”. She went on to directly address the streaming service who aired her documentary, ‘Miss Americana’ which directly addresses the sexism Swift has faced, saying “Netflix, after Miss Americana this outfit doesn’t look cute on you”; the streaming service has yet to respond.
This is not the first time that the streaming service has been called out for sexist jokes against Swift. In 2017 Netflix original ‘Degrassi: Next Class’ made reference to Swift’s personal life when a character said “Taylor Swift made an entire career off her exes”. Some fans claimed this latest ‘joke’ was used to boost ratings whilst others said it was a straightforward case of misogyny.
Taylor Swift is preparing to release the rerecording of her second album Fearless on April 9th.
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