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'Ginny & Georgia' Star Antonia Gentry Thanks Fans Amid Taylor Swift Controversy

'Ginny & Georgia' Star Antonia Gentry Thanks Fans Amid Taylor Swift Controversy

Ginny & Georgia‘s Antonia Gentry is thanking fans for their support amid criticism over the Netflix series.

The 23-year-old actress shared a statement to her Instagram on Thursday (March 4) where she discussed her character, Ginny, and thanked fans for their “voices and inspiration.”

Though she didn’t address the controversy directly, Antonia‘s post comes three days after Taylor Swift called out the show for a “deeply sexist” joke they made about her on one of the episodes.

Taylor tweeted, “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 sh*t as FuNnY. Also, @netflix after Miss Americana this outfit doesn’t look cute on you 💔 Happy Women’s History Month I guess.”

In her post, Antonia expressed her gratitude for getting to play a character who “reflects all of life’s contradictions and imperfections.”

“Thank you for the love and support you have shown me and our show, Ginny and Georgia, over the last week. I never would have imagined something like this as a young girl — that is, having a voice capable of impact,” Antonia wrote.

“It is so meaningful to see the hundreds of messages from fans in my inbox who feel seen, heard and understood because of the show and its characters,” she continued. “It has also been fun to hear from those who were just happy to be along for an entertaining ride.”

Antonia added, “Finally, a character who was just as confused and imperfect as I was gets a chance to exist. Ginny Miller, though fictional, is a character who reflects all of life’s contradictions and imperfections,” she said, adding that she “fell in love with playing as Ginny Miller because she is a character who dares to be flawed, a character who tries her hardest to melt into the world around her seamlessly, but is consistently told no.”

She also expressed her gratitude for the “talented, earnest and honest women” she works with on the show, who “aren’t afraid of pulling back the curtain and exposing all of life’s intricacies — the good and the bad, all with a glass of wine in hand, and a tongue in cheek.”

Ginny & Georgia also faced criticism for another scene in the show – see what caused the controversy.

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