Netflix series Ginny & Georgia is under fire today after a questionable one-liner on Taylor Swift‘s dating life came to the singer’s attention. Along with an army of her loyal followers, Swift has denounced the comedy on social media calling the joke “lazy” and “deeply sexist”.
The quote in question is between Georgia, played by Brianne Howey, and her teenage daughter Ginny, played by Antonia Gentry. Georgia questions her daughter on whether she’s moved on from her boyfriend Marcus (Felix Mallard). Ginny responds, “What do you care? You go through men faster than Taylor Swift.”
Swift was quick to post a fiery tweet. “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 sh*t 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
Miss Americana, Swift’s own documentary made its debut in 2020.
Ginny & Georgia is the brain child of first-time show runner, Debra J. Fisher and first-time creator Sarah Lampert. The synopsis from the streaming giant reads, “Free-spirited Georgia and her two kids, Ginny and Austin, move north in search of a fresh start but find that the road to new beginnings can be bumpy.”
The 31-year-old singer has been a long advocate on feminism and shutting down sexism. In a conversation on air with German radio station RTL in May 2019, Swift shut down the interviewer for asking if she would settle down and have children with Joe Alwyn since she’s 30.
“I really do not think men are asked that question when they turn 30. So I’m not going to answer that question now.”
In 2018, the artist revealed she won a sexual assault case against DJ and radio host David Mueller for groping her backside during a meet-and-greet photo opportunity in 2013. She took a symbolic $1 as compensation.