Taylor Swift slams Ginny & Georgia over their "lazy, deeply sexist joke" about her
1 March 2021, 15:07 | Updated: 9 January 2023, 12:51
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Respect Taylor Swift is currently trending in response to the Ginny & Georgia scene which makes fun of her dating life.
Last week (Feb 24), Netflix released a brand new drama called Ginny & Georgia. The series tells the story of fictional mother-daughter duo Ginny and Georgia. Ginny is an intelligent 15-year-old, who struggles to fit in, and Georgia is her vivacious 30-year-old single mother. The show follows them as they move to an affluent town after Georgia's rich husband passes away.
The series is the Number 1 show on Netflix right now, however, a line in the script is being called out by Taylor Swift fans and Taylor herself.
In one scene, Ginny and Georgia are discussing their respective dating lives with each other and Ginny makes a problematic jab at Georgia. Ginny says: "What do you care? You go through men faster than Taylor Swift." In response, Swifties are now calling out the script for slut-shaming Taylor as a joke and they've got 'Respect Taylor Swift' trending on Twitter.
Taylor Swift has since tweeted: "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."
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
It's not just Ginny & Georgia that fans are calling out either. Degrassi: Next Class also uses Taylor as a punchline. One of the characters says: "Taylor Swift made an entire career off of her exes". People are now requesting that Netflix apologises for the scenes and there are even petitions for the platform to remove the jokes from their shows.
One fan tweeted: "Okay, no, it’s not sitting right with me the [sic] Netflix has two Taylor Swift projects on their platform and they are okay with treating her like this!!! RESPECT TAYLOR SWIFT." Another added: "Taylor has been slut-shamed throughout her entire career and she doesn't deserve it, no one else does!"
okay no it's not sitting right with me the netflix has two taylor swift projects on their platform and they are okay with treating her like this!!! RESPECT TAYLOR SWIFT pic.twitter.com/dyB9ypFTY6— Chloe | fearless (@chloelovestay) February 28, 2021
If those script writers thought of these lines as jokes, are they really that dumb? Being misogynistic and slut-shaming people has never been a joke. Taylor has been slut-shamed throughout her entire career and she doesn't deserve it, no one else does! RESPECT TAYLOR SWIFT pic.twitter.com/jfY53ZD0bk— fearlessly, augustine 💛🍭 (@twiceswifteu) March 1, 2021
She knew it when she said “no one says that about ed sheeran, no one says that about bruno mars, they're all writing song about their exes, their current gf's, their love life, and no one raises a red flag there”— eliazarxyz (@eliazarxyz) March 1, 2021
RESPECT TAYLOR SWIFT pic.twitter.com/rIFASm4kkW
this is the this is NOT.— ⋆ lea (@alltoomoment) March 1, 2021
correct way to
use taylor swift
name on a show.
RESPECT TAYLOR SWIFT pic.twitter.com/UPyg65Ws9Y
“SORRY WAS I LOUD? IN MY OWN HOUSE THAT I BOUGHT WITH THE SONGS THAT I WROTE ABOUT MY OWN LIFE” - Taylor Swift— The Swift Life (@Teaandfacts123) March 1, 2021
RESPECT TAYLOR SWIFT
RESPECT WOMEN pic.twitter.com/q7lUgcfNTW
TV shows mentioning Taylor Swift in a respectful way: pic.twitter.com/S4DlZcBnay— Kusum💛💛 (@fearlesstaylena) March 1, 2021
As it stands, Netflix haven't responded to the backlash. We shall update you if they do.