After getting roasted on ‘Ginny & Georgia’ over her love life, Taylor Swift slammed the latest Netflix show for a ‘deeply sexist’ joke about her many lovers.
The superstar put the show ‘Ginny & Georgia’ on blast on Twitter. She slammed the comedy for referencing her past boyfriends, calling the line “lazy” and “deeply sexist.” The line is delivered by Ginny, a bi-racial 15-year-old character who moves to New England with her mom, Georgia.
Swift included a subtitled image of the barb, “What do you care? You go through men faster than Taylor Swift.”
Swift is sensitive about that, it seems. “Hey Ginny & Georgia, 2010 called, and it wants its lazy, deeply sexist joke back,” the singer starts on Twitter. “How about we stop degrading hard-working women by defining this horse sh*t as FuNnY. Also, Netflix after Miss Americana, this outfit doesn’t look cute on you. Happy Women’s History Month, I guess.”
Swift flung similar barbs at Golden Globe hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler for making the same observation.
Swift has often commented on how her love life is portrayed in the media. “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,'” she said in an interview.
“What else is it when you have two boyfriends in one year, and everyone’s calling you boy crazy, making jokes about you at awards shows? That’s public humiliation. And I don’t think it’s fair.”
The extra attention Swift has brought to the show has probably caused a Streisand effect. It was already rated #1 in the US on Netflix, but now it’s on other people’s radar because of Swift’s comments. The new show premiered on Wednesday and has been compared to ‘Gilmore Girls’ for its acerbic cultural wit.
But not every Swiftie was ready to jump on the hate train just because the Netflix show cracked a joke.
“Imma be honest with y’all, that Ginny & Georiga Taylor line was a realistic representation of how teens talk. Like that’s exactly how people will talk about celebs in school. Does it make it right? No, but it’s the accurate teen portrayal ya’ll beg for,” writes Ida on Twitter.
Either way, you can bet the show now has more attention than it did on Monday. Taylor Swift deciding to tweet about how ‘deeply sexist’ a joke is to her millions of followers is better than any advertising campaign.