Taylor Swift has slammed a Netflix show for degrading women by featuring a joke she deemed “lazy” and “deeply sexist”. The American pop star tweeted on Monday to criticise a joke which was included in the season finale of the Netflix show Ginny & Georgia. According to BBC, in one scene from the show, the character of Ginny Miller asks her mother, “What do you care? You go through men faster than Taylor Swift.”
Taylor Swift, who has endured extensive media scrutiny over her dating history, shared a close caption of the dialogue along with a tweet slamming it as sexist.
“Hey Ginny & Georgia, 2010 called and it wants its lazy, deeply sexist joke back,” the singer-songwriter wrote. “How about we stop degrading hard working women by defining this horse s**t as FuNnY”.
She took a final dig at the streaming service with whom she partnered on her Miss Americana documentary last year, writing: “Also, @netflix after Miss Americana this outfit doesn’t look cute on you. Happy Women’s History Month I guess.”
Netflix has not yet commented on the tweet, but Twitter users had a lot to say about it.
Some shared examples of other popular shows that managed to include inoffensive Taylor Swift jokes. The long list included examples from Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Vampire Diaries, The Big Bang Theory and more.