Taylor Swift fans rage over ‘disgusting and misogynistic’ joke in Netflix’s Ginny and Georgia
Taylor Swift fans are rallying to defend the star after she was made the butt of “slut-shaming” jokes on the new Netflix show Ginny and Georgia.
The final episode of the romantic comedy series sees teenager Ginny Miller [Antonia Gentry] and her mother Georgia [Brianne Howey] arguing about relationships.
During the row Georgia assumes Ginny has broken up with her boyfriend, to which the daughter replies: “What do you care? You go through men faster than Taylor Swift.”
Furious fans accused the streaming giant of resorting to a tired trope about Swift, highlighting the sexist double standards applied to female celebrities.
“Can’t believe things like this are still happening in 2021, it’s absolutely disgusting and misogynistic,” read one widely shared tweet as the hashtag #RespectTaylorSwift began trending worldwide.
Netflix will profit out of successful women, air their documentaries, promote them as icons for International Women’s Day, & later approve misogynistic comments about them in their shows.
It’s 2021 and we’re still calling out people to respect Taylor Swift, & every other woman.
— ahmed ™ (@ahmedswift13) March 1, 2021
isnt it ironic how ginny and georgia is a show that supposedly promotes feminism yet still makes outdated slutshaming jokes?? RESPECT TAYLOR SWIFT
— lina ☾ she/her | famous era??? (@kiwistainedress) March 1, 2021
Ginny & Georgia is good, but the slut-shaming towards taylor swift is not it. It’s 2021, come on y’all… do better.
— shan (@gordonpengillys) March 1, 2021
RESPECT TAYLOR SWIFT pic.twitter.com/zh3weH3dY0
— Luuh❁💛💛 (@swiftcamzz) February 28, 2021
no because all these male singers are also singing abiut their exes and no one says a thing but when it comes to women…
RESPECT TAYLOR SWIFT
— catarena (@catarenabackup) March 1, 2021
Swift, who has been in a relationship with actor Joe Alwyn since 2017, has addressed how the media discusses her relationships and her art on several occasions in the past.
Speaking to Maxim in 2015, she pointed out that a man writing about his feelings might be deemed “brave”, while a woman doing the same was “oversharing”.
In an interview with Australian radio station 2DayFM the previous year, she hit back at the claim that she only writes songs about her ex-partners.
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She added: “I have a really strict personal policy that I never name names. So anybody saying that a song is about a specific person is purely speculating.”