Taylor Swift has responded to a sexist joke about her in Netflix’s new series Ginny & Georgia. The series, which premiered on Netflix in late February, follows a young mother and her daughter as they navigate life in a fictional New England suburb. However, a controversial line used in the show that name-dropped Taylor Swift has finally been addressed by the Grammy Award-winning pop superstar.
Ginny & Georgia‘s portrayal of the complicated relationship between the fifteen-year-old Ginny (Antonia Gentry) and her 30-year-old single mother Georgia (Brianne Howey) explores various themes, dating being a central topic. In the final episode of season 1, titled “The Worst Betrayal Since Jordyn and Kylie,” Georgia was prodding a bit too deep into her daughter’s dating life. When an argument between the two commenced, Ginny clapped back by saying, “Why do you care? You go through men faster than Taylor Swift.”
Taylor Swift took to Twitter to address the controversy, which had already caused an uproar from her fans after the series’ release a week earlier. In the tweet, she directly calls out both Ginny & Georgia and Netflix for their choice to include the line. Check out the full tweet below:
Swift’s tweet directly addresses the narrative that successful women in the public eye are too often criticized about their personal lives in the way that men are not. She also mentions her existing relationship with Netflix proves the name-drop is not a good look for them. In January of 2020, Netflix released a documentary about the 31-year old celebrity, Miss Americana, which primarily focused on how damaging sexism in the media has been against her throughout her career. The documentary, which also addressed mental health, sexual assault, and body image, was widely successful and garnered a positive response from fans. The documentary accompanies another Taylor Swift production on the platform, a full-length concert film for her 2018 Reputation Stadium Tour.
Swift referring to herself as a “hard-working woman” is an understatement when considering her past year alone. Not only did Swift release two full-length studio albums, Folklore, and Evermore, but she also established a relationship with Disney+ by releasing two live concert films, City of Lover and Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions. It is reasonable to say that after this specific incident with Ginny & Georgia, the tension between Taylor Swift and Netflix may cause the singer to transition to using other platforms in the future.
Source: Taylor Swift/Twitter
Originally from https://screenrant.com/ginny-georgia-taylor-swift-sexist-joke-response/