Taylor Swift’s Dispute to New Netflix show Ginny and Georgia

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Katie Lusk, Photo Editor

New shows have been popping up all over Netflix, but one that has spoken to viewers is Netflix’s original series Ginny and Georgia. The show represents teenage life and the struggles adolescents face every day alone. At times the show can become cheesy and not so relatable which I would say is a flaw because it doesn’t make it more entertaining. The show is up to date on current events and celebrities as many people were referenced in the show, but the one particularly made about Taylor Swift did not sit with her well.

 

In the show, Ginny has a hot and cold relationship with her mother Georgia because of the constant lies she tells and secrets she keeps. Ginny has enough of it and blows up at her mother uttering the words, “What do you care? You go through men faster than Taylor Swift.”This is in fact a true characteristic about Georgia, but to bring Swift’s name into it was uncalled for.

 

A week after the show had been released and already reaching the Top 10 T.V. shows on Netflix in the U.S., Swift tweeted, “Hey Ginny and Georgia, 2010 called and it wants its lazy, deeply sexist joke back. How about we stop degrading hard-working women by defining this horse —- as FuNnY. Also @netflix after Miss America this outfit does look cute on you, Happy Women’s History Month I guess.”The show could have easily made that clear description about Georgia without the reference to any celebrity as it is offensive and not relevant today whatsoever.

 

It seems that Swift is trying to leave her past in the past, and create a new image for herself, but can’t seem to be able to let it go because of shows like Ginny and Georgia that won’t let her move on. Although those tough times in her life brought her a great music career, she wants to be more than the girl who had lots of boyfriends and then wrote songs about them. It comes as a bit of a shock after Netflix produced her movie Miss Americana and promoted her growth as a person and in her music that they produced a series that still makes this joke that frankly is not funny anymore.