Taylor Swift, the American singer and song-writer, slammed Netflix’s show Ginny and Georgia on Monday for featuring her name in what she termed as a “deeply sexist joke” in one of its episodes.
The American drama series Ginny and Georgia is streaming on Netflix since February 24 and revolves around mother-daughter duo Georgia and Ginny who “move North in search of a fresh start”, as per Netflix’s synopsis.
Swift shared the screenshot of the subtitles from the series in her tweet that read: “What do you care? You go through men faster than Taylor Swift.”
Taylor 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.”
Addressing Netflix, Swift further wrote: “Also, @netflix after Miss Americana this outfit doesn’t look cute on you Happy Women’s History Month I guess”
Miss Americana is an American documentary film that released on Netflix in January 2020. Set during Swift’s 2018 concert tour Reputation Stadium Tour to the release of her 2019 studio album Lover, the documentary traced the singer’s life and career.
Soon after her tweet, Swift’s fans took to Twitter to criticise the series calling out the statement “misogynistic” and prompted for a “boycott” of the series, while fans of the show came out saying they watch the series because of its “plot”.
This is not the first time that Taylor has been featured in a series’ dialogue. Shows including Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Big Bang Theory quoting Swift on “haters gonna hate”, Grey’s Anatomy, The Good Place, The Vampire Diaries, among others.
Swift recently released her eighth and ninth studio albums Folklore and Evermore in December 2020 after her long-term contract with Big Machine Label Group ended, which cost her losing rights to her own songs which also inspired two new tracks– My Tears Ricochet and Mad Woman.