Taylor Swift fans are motivated after Netflix’s new series, Ginny and Georgia included a sexist joke about Pop Star.
In the last episode of the first series, Teenager Ginny Miller (Antonia Gentry) and his mother Georgia (Brianne Howey) compete his relationships.
During the row, Georgia assume Ginny broke up with his boyfriend, hunter, who ginny resonates: “What do you care about? You cross men faster than Taylor Swift.”
On social media, fans condemned the writers of the issuance of using a tired trade about SWIFT, whose relations have been audited for years.
A similar joke featured in another Netflix original – Degrassi: Next Class – where a character claimed
“Taylor Swift made an entire career off her exes”.
Some fans accused Netflix of deliberately trying to rile them up in order to bump their ratings, while others said it was a straightforward case of misogyny.
“It’s not sitting right with me the [sic] Netflix has two Taylor Swift projects on their platform and they are okay with treating her like this!!! RESPECT TAYLOR SWIFT,” one fan wrote.
Another widely shared tweet commented: “Can’t believe things like this are still happening in 2021, it’s absolutely disgusting and misogynistic.”
SWIFT, who has been in touch with actor Joe Alwyn since 2017, has addressed the way the media discusses his relationship and his art several times in the past.
Speaking to Maxim in 2015, she pointed out that a man writing about his feelings might be deemed “brave”, while a woman doing the same was “oversharing”.
In an interview with Australian radio station 2DayFM the previous year, she hit back at the claim that she only writes songs about her ex-partners.
“No-one says that about Ed Sheeran. No-one says that about Bruno Mars,” she said. “Frankly, that is a very sexist angle to take.”
She added: “I have a really strict personal policy that I never name names. So anybody saying that a song is about a specific person is purely speculating.”
Swift released two albums – Folklore and its sister record Evermore – last year.
Folklore is nominated for several Grammys at this year’s ceremony, including Album of the Year and Song of the Year (for “Cardigan”).