Taylor Swift calls out Netflix show 'Ginny & Georgia' for 'deeply sexist' joke about her

A quip about the star's love life was made in the Netflix Original series

FILE - Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards in Newark, N.J. on Aug. 26, 2019. Swift was nominated for four American Music Awards on Monday, Oct. 26. She has the chance to extend her lead as the most awarded artist in AMA history. She already has 29 wins. The AMAs will air on Nov. 22 on ABC. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
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Taylor Swift has called out Netflix for degrading women with a joke she branded “deeply sexist”.

The star shared a screenshot to Twitter showing subtitles from the Netflix Original series Ginny & Georgia, which references Swift.

The joke is part of the season finale of the show, and came as character Ginny Miller argues with her mother Georgia about relationships.

Questioning whether her mother had broken up with her boyfriend, Ginny says: "What do you care? You go through men faster than Taylor Swift."

Swift's fans were quick to criticise the show and its cast members on social media, with some even calling for a boycott of the series.

Swift addressed the controversy herself on Monday, writing: "Hey Ginny & Georgia, 2010 called and it wants its lazy, deeply sexist joke back."

Taylor Swift has criticised Netflix over a "deeply sexist" joke which references the singer. Taylor Swift / Twitter
Taylor Swift has criticised Netflix over a "deeply sexist" joke which references the singer. Taylor Swift / Twitter

“How about we stop degrading hard working women by defining this … as funny,” she continued.

The Bad Blood singer also referenced her own critically acclaimed documentary with the streaming service, Miss Americana, which came out in 2020.

"Also, Netflix, after Miss Americana this outfit doesn't look cute on you. Happy Women's History Month I guess," she wrote.

Netflix or anyone associated with Ginny & Georgia has yet to comment on the criticism.

Swift’s private life has long been the subject of speculation and fascination in the media, following a number of high-profile relationships with Harry Styles, Calvin Harris and Tom Hiddleston.

The singer is currently in a relationship with British actor Joe Alwyn, which she has chosen to keep largely private.

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