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News Aretha Franklin’s Natural Woman Controversy Confounds the Internet

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.”

This is absolutely stupid, crazy and outrageous @TransMindful is trying to take down Aretha Franklin. All the crazy madness that started in Europe and finally found its way here! Why can’t women celebrate themselves and the gift of being just a woman? incredible! https://t.co/U8J1oFJle2

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

Aretha Franklin’s 1968 song “Natural Woman” perpetuated multiple harmful anti-trans stereotypes. There is no such thing as a “natural” woman. The song fuels hurtful behavior against trans women. TCMA asked for its music to be removed from Spotify and Apple.

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:

This is too much, you’re not here for the Queen #ArethaFranklin Biggest hit. Am I the only one who thinks this is dementia? https://t.co/WwlQh3XYRl

The left is now rooting for Aretha Franklin, queen of soul, because the song “Natural Woman” clearly offends trans women. So here’s a video of her performing in front of Barack Obama and some liberal establishments — and naturally, they love it. https://t.co/Khi4W7dj1r

Does TCMA know what “natural” means? To say Aretha Franklin’s song “Natural Woman” is harmful to the trans community is absurd. You are perpetuating the discrimination you stand against You cannot rewrite the meaning of words to fit your narrative.

The left tried to cancel Aretha Franklin’s song “Natural Woman” because her song was deemed transphobic. These people, for all their rhetoric about Black Lives Matter, are trying to tarnish the legacy of a black icon who can’t even defend himself.

Seriously, the LGBT community won’t be coming after Aretha Franklin seriously 😭 https://t.co/RX32MXKVn8

@clownworld_ Honestly, I’m glad Aretha didn’t have to live long enough to see this shit. Let that woman rest in peace.

The trans community is trying to undo Aretha Franklin, but “you make me feel like a natural person with a womb” doesn’t have the same meaning.

This Trans Group Wants To Cancel Aretha Franklin Claims Her Song “Natural Woman” Is Harmful Because Not All Women Are “Natural” It Is A Derogatory Sense Of “Trans Women” Wake Up People Want To Cancel Everything! #trans https://t.co/s7aeLrlvRQ


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.”

I’m appalled that none of the media outlets that covered Aretha Franklin’s tweets even tried to contact the account for comment. Based on the absurdity of the content of this page, how can a reporter not understand that this is a parody/sarcasm. twitter.com/TransMindful/s…

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.

“There was a good reason, then, that Obama wanted Franklin to sing ‘My Country, Yours’ at his inauguration in 2009, a watershed moment of hope for America and a glorious victory for the determination of the African-American community.” – Rolling Stones. https://t.co/wSaPScWYUm

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.

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