Pop sensation Taylor Swift’s fans are angry after Netflix’s hit new series Ginny and Georgia included a sexist joke about the pop star.
In the final episode of the first series, teenager Ginny Miller (Antonia Gentry) and her mother Georgia (Brianne Howey) are arguing about her relationships.
During the row, Georgia assumes Ginny has broken up with her boyfriend, Hunter, to which Ginny retorts: “What do you care? You go through men faster than Taylor Swift.”
On social media, fans condemned the show’s writers for using a tired trope about Swift, whose relationships have been the subject of public scrutiny 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.”