Netflix receives criticism for joke aimed at Taylor Swift

The new show streaming on Netflix called ‘Ginny and Georgia’ recently made a sexist “joke” about her dating history. In one of the episodes, the character Ginny says, “What do you care? You go through men faster than Taylor Swift.” 

After this Swift had spoken out on Twitter tweeting, “Hey Ginny & Georgia, 2010 called and it wants it’s lazy, deeply sexist joke back. How about we stop degrading hard-working women by defining this horse s*** as FuNnY.” 

“Also, @netflix after Miss Americana this outfit doesn’t look cute on you,” she added referencing to her documentary she made in 2020 that she has exclusive rights to. “Happy Women’s History Month I guess.” 

Local fans of Swift agree that the jokes at her expense are uncalled for. Freshman Samantha Horstman said, “Swift has always been criticized for her dating life and her songs about her exes, but nobody ever says anything about the men who write songs about their exes. It’s 2021, and the fact that the writers thought it was OK to make a comment about a woman’s romantic life is just disgusting. It’s not being sensitive by calling this out as things like this only continue as people degrade women by their dating life.“ 

Recently the actress who plays Ginny, Antonia Gentry, spoke out about her character’s mistake in an Instagram caption. “She loves, she lies and she stands up for what she believes in — even though she may not have all of her facts straight. She makes mistakes — morally, mentally, physically, emotionally — and not just within herself, but within the broken world she lives in,” Gentry said. 

Swift has not spoken out about this incident since but has since removed her documentary Miss Americana from Netflix. 

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