‘Ginny and Georgia’: Taylor Sw

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‘Ginny and Georgia’: Taylor Swift slams Netflix for ‘sexist’ joke

Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift is unhappy with the streaming service after a character on ‘Ginny and Georgia’ cracked a joke about her.

‘Ginny and Georgia’: Taylor Sw

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American musician Taylor Swift tweeted on 1 March that the joke made about her in the new series was “lazy” and “deeply sexist”.


Netflix recently released new mother-daughter dramedy Ginny and Georgia. Georgia (Brianne Howey) gave birth to daughter Ginny (Antonia Gentry) at 15. The series sees mother and daughter navigating life with a small age gap. 

Georgia has a tendency of being very friendly with men, to Ginny’s constant disgust, and this is what the joke was based on. 

Ginny tells her mother in the final episode of the series:

“What do you care? You go through men faster than Taylor Swift.”

The singer was not amused and took offence to her name being used in this context. 


Taylor Swift took to Twitter to vent her ire over the joke. She added that hard-working women should stop being degraded in this way. 

March is Women’s History Month in the US, UK and Australia, and Swift made sarcastic mention of this at the end of her response. 

Neither Netflix nor the producers of Ginny and Georgia have commented on the issue. 


The Love Story hitmaker also mentioned Miss Americana, a Netflix exclusive documentary about her life. In it, she spoke about personal experiences and issues such as an eating disorder and negative body image.

Taylor Swift let her guard down and showed her vulnerability in the documentary. This resulted in comedian Nikki Glaser apologising for body-shaming comments he had previously made about the singer.

The documentary also included how the singer’s past relationships were dissected by the public and media.


“Respect Taylor Swift” trended on Twitter after the joke on Ginny and Georgia. Fans quickly came to Swift’s defence. 

Some also mentioned that the singer and her ex-boyfriends were referenced by a character in the Netflix series Degrassi: Next Class:

“Taylor Swift made an entire career off her exes.”

Fans thought this was a form of misogeny as male singers like Ed Sheeran and Bruno Mars also sang about their love lives and past relationships.

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