Taylor Swift slams Netflix show for “lazy, deeply sexist” joke

Taylor Swift at the MTV's Video Music Awards.
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Taylor Swift’s dating history just can’t rest peacefully, huh?

Through a tweet posted on Monday, Taylor Swift made it known that she isn’t a fan of Netflix’s “Ginny & Georgia,” a mother-and-daughter dramedy show, especially after it joked about Swift’s dating history.

“Hey Ginny & Georgia, 2010 called and it wants its lazy, deeply sexist joke back,” the Grammy-winning artist wrote. 

She then accompanied this with a subtitled dialog of the “lazy, deeply sexist joke” which was delivered on the show by the titular character, Ginny (Antonia) to her mother Georgia (Brianne Howey). In its latest episode, the 15-year-old took a jab at her mom Georgia by saying: “What do you care? You go through men faster than Taylor Swift.”

“How about we stop degrading hard working women by defining this horse shit as FuNnY,” Swift added. 

Swift, who’s set to re-release her first five albums, also called out Netflix in her tweet. She made the streaming giant aware that the joke was ill-timed given how it just recently released “Taylor Swift: Miss Americana,” a documentary on Swift’s life and career.

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In the past, Swift has been at the butt end of these “prolific lover” jokes many times. Carrie Underwood made a similar barb when she hosted the Country Music Awards in 2012, and Amy Poehler and Tina Fey also poked fun at Swift during their hosting stint at the Golden Globes in 2013.

While she has buried the hatched with these celebrities, she’s far from ignoring the brand of humor. In an interview with UK’s Glamour Magazine, she shares that she finds this “endless speculation about her love life” as “boring, to the point of infuriating.”

“I think the media has sent me a really unfair message over the past couple of years, which is that I’m not allowed to date for excitement, or fun, or new experiences or learning lessons. I’m only allowed to date if it’s for a lasting, multiple-year relationship. Otherwise I’m a, quote, ‘serial dater’. Or, quote, ‘boy crazy’,” Swift said during the interview.

Sadly, “Ginny and Georgia” isn’t the only Netflix show that did her dirty in the past weeks. “Degrassi: Next Class,” also streaming on Netflix, let loose a gag — “Taylor Swift made an entire career off of her exes” — and it infuriated Swifties to the point that they made “Respect Taylor Swift” on Twitter.

Speaking of Swifties, fans have come to the aid of the “Evermore” artist, calling out the writers of the show for dragging a fellow woman for views. 


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