It's one of American singer Aretha Franklin's biggest hits. Who could have imagined that this song would cause an uproar more than 50 years after its release? And yet, a Norwegian movement demands that it be removed from the Spotify and Apple Music platforms. Well, if it's not a fake...
The queen of soul must be turning in her grave with this new controversy surrounding one of her emblematic titles, (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman , which made him famous. With more than 75 million copies sold, it is according to Wikipedia ' the female artist who sold the most vinyl records and, more generally, one of the artists who sold the most records ', with Celine Dion , Madonna or Nana Mouskouri. Its notoriety is international even if on the other side of the Atlantic, it has a very special place. She received America's highest honor under Bill Clinton. And she had been chosen by Barack Obama to sing at his inauguration ceremony. It is an understatement to say that Aretha Franklin is a musical monument. And yet, she still has detractors who mess with her, post-mortem for a ridiculous accusation. Explanations.
It is obviously the part ' natural woman ' (a natural woman in French) from the tube of the late Aretha Franklin, who died in 2018 at the age of 76, who is castigated by an association . The Trans Cultural Mindfulness Alliance (TMCA) consider the song ' perpetuates multiple harmful anti-trans stereotypes ' can we read from the Mail Online , which recounts the case . ' There is no natural woman ', takes offense at the organization in a tweet. It claims, still in the same message, that the song would have had a very negative impact on the transgender community and would have ' helped inspire acts of malevolence against transgender women '. That's why she's asking Spotify and Apple Music to remove this song. Just that!
Aretha Franklin's 1968 song 'Natural Woman' perpetuates multiple harmful anti-trans stereotypes.— TCMA: Trans Cultural Mindfulness Alliance (@TransMindful) January 20, 2023
There is no such thing as a 'natural' woman.
This song has helped inspire acts of harm against transgender women.
TCMA is requesting it is removed from Spotify & Apple Music.
The accusation seems so huge and exaggerated, that it seems hard to believe... Not for everyone, a priori. Many newspapers believed it and netizens raged in comments. And yet, all this would be a prank in bad taste and a very ridiculous bad buzz towards the late singer. The 'joke' worked so well that the people behind the deception (TMCA) questioned in a tweet. ' I'm amazed that no media reporting on the Aretha Franklin tweet even attempted to contact this account for comment. . Based on the sheer ridiculousness of the content on this page, how could JOURNALISTS not understand that this is a parody/satire. 'A bit easy at a time when the cultural and artistic world is being abused by controversies aimed at rewriting songs, pieces of stories or film scripts to stick to changes in society and respect all minorities at the risk of causing divisiveness debates in front of such an approach...
What was the purpose? To show that ' the bigger, the better? 'Or draw attention to the LGBT community? Either way, they pulled off a media stunt. Their message has been viewed over 300,000 times.Source journaldesfemmes.fr