‘Ginny & Georgia’ Star Thanks Present For Serving to Her Discover A ‘Voice’ Amidst Taylor Swift Backlash

Antonia Gentry gushed over how a lot ‘Ginny & Georgia’ has modified her life amidst the present dealing with backlash for making a sexist joke about Taylor Swift.

Ginny & Georgia confronted the wrath of Taylor Swift on Twitter earlier this week, however the present’s star, Antonia Gentry, is until past grateful for what the collection has given her. Amidst the backlash for sexist commentary about Taylor’s relationship historical past, Antonia praised the present for giving her “reprieve” after years of feeling “unvoiced.” The actress didn’t deal with Taylor or her followers immediately, however did boldly arise for the present and what it stands for.

“I by no means would have imagined one thing like this as a younger woman — that’s, having a voice able to affect,” she wrote. “It’s so significant to see a whole lot of messages from followers in my inbox who really feel seen, heard and understood due to the present and its characters. It has additionally been enjoyable to listen to from those that had been simply blissful to be alongside for the entertaining trip. As somebody who grew up feeling unvoiced and unimportant, and who didn’t see herself mirrored on-screen, Ginny Miller was lastly a reprieve. Lastly, a personality who was simply as confused and imperfect as I used to be will get an opportunity to exist.”

Antonia Gentry in a scene from Ginny & Georgia. (Courtesy of Netflix)

Ginny & Georgia premiered on Netflix on the finish of February. Simply days later, Taylor’s followers started flooding Twitter with complaints the next line from the present: “What do you care? You undergo males sooner than Taylor Swift.” Taylor caught wind of the reference and took to Twitter to share her disgust.

“Hey Ginny & Georgia, 2010 referred to as and it needs its lazy, deeply sexist joke again,” she wrote. “How about we cease degrading arduous working ladies by defining this horse s*** as fUNnY. Additionally, Netflix, after Miss Americana, this outfit doesn’t look cute on you. Completely satisfied Ladies’s Historical past Month, I suppose.”

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Taylor Swift attends the Sundance Movie Competition. (AFF-USA/Shutterstock)

Taylor’s loyal followers started re-posting the message with feedback of help, however there have been additionally many who took issues too far. Many followers additionally started leaving hateful, uncalled for feedback on Antonia’s web page. Fortunately, plainly she’s been capable of weed out the negativity to give attention to the constructive components of being on this present.

“I’m so delighted to work with gifted, earnest and sincere ladies who aren’t afraid of pulling again the curtain and exposing all of life’s intricacies — the nice and the unhealthy, all with a glass of wine in hand and a tongue in cheek,” she gushed. “To the entire individuals who have despatched a whole lot of messages about feeling seen for the primary time, whether or not by Ginny or one other character, thanks to your voices and inspiration.”

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