Taylor Swift Slams “Deeply Sexist” Joke In Netflix’s ‘Ginny & Georgia’
"How about we stop degrading hard-working women by defining this horse shit as FuNnY."
Taylor Swift has called out Netflix over a “deeply sexist” joke about her that appears in its series Ginny & Georgia.
The joke — “What do you care? You go through men faster than Taylor Swift” — pops up when the teenage Ginny is having a furious argument with her mother. This morning, Swift slammed the show and Netflix over the line, labelling it “horse shit”.
“Hey Ginny & Georgia, 2010 called and it wants its lazy, deeply sexist joke back,” Swift wrote on Twitter, accompanied by a screenshot of the joke. “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.”
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
Taylor Swift’s documentary Miss Americana was released on the streaming service last year, and largely focused on the horrible misogyny she has endured — and internalised — throughout her career; read our review here. Netflix also hosted her reputation tour concert film.
Music Junkee has reached out to Netflix for comment.
Swift is currently re-recording her second album Fearless, which is set to land April 9; she’s already released the first single, ‘Love Story (Taylor’s Version)‘. The album is being re-recorded following the massive blowup between herself, music industry heavyweight Scooter Braun, and her former record label Big Machine Records.
Braun bought the masters (that is, the original recordings) to her first six records in 2019 after Swift left Big Machine, which resulted in a bitter public spat between him and Swift — Swift says he bullied her incessantly for years. In order to wrestle back control to her early music, Swift has vowed to re-record every single one of those albums.
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