‘Ginny & Georgia’ is currently under fire after a sexist remark targeting music icon Taylor Swift. In an episode of the said Netflix show, one of the characters described the pop superstar’s dating life in a sexist and distasteful way.
“What do you care? You go through men faster than Taylor Swift.”
This remark also immediately sparked outrage among Twitter users, causing ‘Respect Taylor Swift’ to trend online.
Taylor, who is known as a women empowerment figure, clapped back at the said Netflix show — and it was smooth and satisfying.
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
Posting a screenshot of the derogatory line said in the show, the record-breaking music icon tweeted on Monday:
“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,” she added.
In the same tweet, Taylor also showed her disappointment with the streaming giant, who, in fact, partnered with her to produce the highly successful “Miss American” documentary.
“After ‘Miss Americana,’ this outfit doesn’t look cute on you (heartbreak emoji),” Taylor wrote, tagging Netflix.
The said documentary gave her fans all over the globe a glimpse of her experiences in all rawness and vulnerability as she dealt with media scrutiny, slut-shaming, body-shaming and even sexual harassment.
“Happy Women’s History Month I guess,” the singer wrote at the latter part of her tweet.
In the past year, Taylor has been the image of a woman bravely standing up against misogyny and sexism. She has been using her platform and influence to call out the double standards in the media industry when it comes to women. In fact, in 2019, she released a song called “The Man” from her album “Lover,” which narrates how she would be treated differently if only she was a man.
Almost 7 years ago, in a radio interview back in 2014, Taylor already shut down sexist remarks about her songs and dating life.
“You’re going to have people who are going to say, ‘Oh, you know, like, she just writes songs about her ex-boyfriends.’ And I think frankly that’s a very sexist angle to take,” the singer said.
“No one says that about Ed Sheeran. No one says that about Bruno Mars. They’re all writing songs about their exes, their current girlfriends, their love life, and no one raises the red flag there.”
In another video with Vogue back in 2016, Taylor gave her younger self advice and said:
“Hey, you’re going to date just like a normal 20-something should be allowed to, but you’re going to be a national lightning rod for slut-shaming.”