In the final episode of Netflix’s new mother-daughter dramedy, Ginny and Georgia, Ginny Miller and her mother Georgia were arguing about her relationships, where the subject of Taylor Swift’s dating history was used as an insult.
Georgia, played by Brianne Howey, assumes Ginny (Antonia Gentry) has broken up with her boyfriend. Ginny retaliates, saying: “What do you care? You go through men faster than Taylor Swift.”
“Respect Taylor Swift” went viral on Twitter, garnering the attention from Swift, who was not having it. She addressed the episode’s scrutiny of her relationships, saying, “Hey Ginny & Georgia, 2010 called and it wants its lazy, deeply sexist joke back. How about we stop degrading hard working women by defining this horse s— as FuNnY. Also, @netflix after Miss Americana this outfit doesn’t look cute on you Happy Women’s History Month I guess.”
Hey Ginny & Georgia, 2010 called and it wants its lazy, deeply sexist joke back. How about we stop degrading hard working women by defining this horse shit as FuNnY. Also, @netflix after Miss Americana this outfit doesn’t look cute on you 💔 Happy Women’s History Month I guess pic.twitter.com/2X0jEOXIWp— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) March 1, 2021
This isn’t the first time Taylor Swift has addressed the media’s obsession with her relationships. On several occasions in the past, Swift’s relationship history has often been the topic of criticism for media outlets from who she’s dating to the success of her songs written about exes.
Ginny and Georgia has been compared to the plot of Gilmore Girls, with a focus on a mother-daughter relationship who have a relatively small age gap. Yahoo! Entertainment reported an unfavorable take on the series, where TV Line’s Dave Nemetz said the series comes off as “a hollow pastiche of pop culture homages.”
Nemetz compares the two series in his review, “The writing from first-time creator Sarah Lampert and showrunner Debra J. Fisher doesn’t approach Amy Sherman-Palladino’s caliber. Too often, they settle for a witty pop-culture reference where meaningful dialogue should be.”
Despite the mixed reviews, Ginny & Georgia has been a top hit series for Netflix’s chart of most-watched programs.
Fans took to Twitter to defend Taylor Swift:
Proud of you for standing up against this crap. Women (especially you) deserve so much better! We should never be defined by who we’ve dated but by what we do and how we treat others. 💖— Courtney Pochin (@courtneypochin) March 1, 2021