Taylor Swift Goes After Netflix Show ‘Ginny & Georgia’ For “Sexist” Joke About Her Dating Life
Uh-oh. The new Netflix show ‘Ginny & Georgia‘ that just dropped on Netflix last week is under some intense fire, courtesy of Taylor Swift.
In the final episode of the series, a young mother named Georgia asks her daughter (Ginny) if she had been dating someone new. That’s when Ginny replies with, “What do you care? You go through men faster than Taylor Swift.”
This joke didn’t land well with fans of Swift. They started going after the show for its “sexist” joke, and eventually Swift herself jumped in to knock it.
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
Wow. She did not hold back. The days of Swift being diplomatic are over, which you know, good for her. I’d rather see passion than some statement released by your publicist.
That being said, the joke doesn’t have to be an insult. I mean, regardless, it’s a lazy joke that is 10 years too late. We all agree on that, and if that’s the quality of writing on this show, hard pass.
But in their defense, they could have meant it in an empowering way. Like yeah, Swift can go through broke a** dudes, who gives a f**k? I’m only providing this defense because the show does have a lot of women involved. You would have thought one of them would have had a problem with this joke if it was truly meant to be sexist.
One of the stars of the show, Brianne Howey, talked to Us Weekly about why she was attracted to the project…
When I went to do the chemistry read and throughout the audition process, it was all women. I’ve never been in that situation or an audition where the majority of the people in the room are women — let alone, they’re all women. Everyone from creator, showrunner, executive producer, casting director to the lead [were women]. So that was incredibly empowering and exciting.
Looks like they missed the mark on this one.