It takes a real star to overtake the buzz on a night like the 2021 Golden Globes despite not even attending the show, but Taylor Swift did just that yesterday when her fans got "RESPECT TAYLOR SWIFT" trending on Twitter after a misogynistic joke at her expense came to light.
The Netflix show Ginny & Georgia chose to invoke Taylor in the line "what do you care? You go through men faster than Taylor Swift," and Taylor's fans were not amused, to put it mildly. Now, after Swifties spotlighted this and a separate sexist joke from Degrassi: Next Class, Taylor herself has weighed in.
"Hey Ginny & Georgia," Taylor tweeted. "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."
Taylor has dealt with similar rude comments in her career before, but it doesn't make it less hurtful, and she has made it clear how disappointing it is to bear the brunt of sexist attitudes publicly.
"Misogyny is ingrained in people from the time they are born, so to me, feminism is probably the most important movement that you could embrace, because it's just basically another word for equality," Taylor told Maxim back in 2015. "A man writing about his feelings from a vulnerable place is brave; a woman writing about her feelings from a vulnerable place is oversharing or whining."
In short: Lay off Taylor!
This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.