Taylor Swift criticises Netflix show for 'deeply' sexist joke

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image captionTaylor Swift took to Twitter to criticise Ginny and Georgia, calling its joke about her "deeply sexist"

Taylor Swift has accused a Netflix show of "degrading" women for featuring a joke she branded "deeply sexist".

The pop star tweeted to criticise the joke, which was in the season finale of comedy-drama Ginny and Georgia.

In one scene, main characters Ginny Miller and her mother Georgia argued about relationships.

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

The line incurred the wrath of Swift's fans, prompting criticism of the show and its cast members on social media. Some Swift fans even called for a boycott of the series.

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

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Netflix has not yet commented on the criticism, nor has anyone associated with Ginny and Georgia.

Swift's love life has long been in the media spotlight.

Swift has been in a relationship with 30-year-old British actor Joe Alwyn for several years.

The couple have largely kept their relationship private -although Alwyn is considered to be the subject of her 2019 track London Boy, in which she sang about her experiences in the city.

The actor has also co-written songs on Swift's two most recent albums, Folklore and Evermore, under the pseudonym William Bowery.

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In Monday's tweet, Swift also referenced her documentary Miss Americana, which was released on Netflix in January 2020.

Covering several turbulent years during her career, the documentary revealed intimate details of Swift's life, exploring how her relationships had been dissected by the public and press.

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