song by the late american singer aretha franklin (you make me feel) a natural woman It was recently slammed by an activist group for its offensive lyrics, a move that has confused the internet.
On Jan. 21, the Intercultural Mindfulness Alliance, a Norway-based LGBTQ activist group, slammed Franklin’s 1968 song on Twitter, saying it “facilitates hurtful behavior against trans women.”
Additionally, the group asked Apple Music and Spotify to remove it from their streaming services.
In the post, the activist group claimed their original post was “sarcasm rather than seriousness”.
Aretha Franklin’s natural woman Controversy upsets Twitterati
Twitter was confused after the Intercultural Mindfulness Coalition considered Aretha Franklin’s 1968 offensive against transgender women. Several users blasted activist groups for trying to cancel the late singer’s events because of her songs, saying cancel culture had gone too far.
Others simply couldn’t believe or assess the appropriateness of canceling a song that was released more than 50 years ago. Check out some of the tweets below:
After backlash, TCMA now claims it was a “parody/sarcasm” account
The Norway-based activist group has now updated its Twitter profile to “parody/sarcasm” after the Trans Cultural Mindfulness Alliance’s tweets about bashing Franklin’s song started gaining traction.
The group’s social media profile says it aims to promote “cultural change to ensure transgender inclusion”. However, in a follow-up tweet, the group blasted the news organization for ignoring the fact that it was a spoof account.
“I’m appalled that none of the media outlets reporting Aretha Franklin’s tweets even tried to contact the account for comment. Based on the absurdity of what’s on this page, how can a reporter not understand that this is a parody/sarcasm.”
In the same thread, the account further wrote:
“With zero research, the high-level corporate media continues to make statements like it’s true, like TCMA is some legitimate organization.”
Digging further into the quality of news these days, adding “no wonder Joe Biden is in the White House”.
song by aretha franklin a natural woman Considered a powerful song with a motivating message. In 2015, the late singer performed the song at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., in honor of its authors, Gerry Goffin and Carole King.
Born March 25, 1942, Franklin is a native of Memphis, Tennessee.The late singer was dubbed the “Queen of Soul” and was twice ranked No. 9 by Rolling Stone magazine The 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. She is one of the best-selling music artists in the world.
She died in August 2018 at the age of 76 after battling terminal pancreatic cancer.