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A suspected activist group in Norway is demanding that Aretha Franklin’s 1968 hit “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” be removed from both Apple Music and Spotify after they found the lyrics offensive.

The Transcultural Mindfulness Alliance went to twitter last week to condemn the ballad and cite it as having done harm against transgender women.

“Aretha Franklin’s 1968 song ‘Natural Woman’ perpetuates several harmful anti-trans stereotypes,” the organization tweeted. “There is no such thing as a ‘natural’ woman.”

The message continued, “The song helped incite acts of harm against transgender women. TCMA requests it be removed from Spotify & Apple Music.”

However, the group have since claimed in a message to The Post on Monday afternoon that their original post was in fact “satire”.

The group also updated their Twitter bio to now say “PARODY/SATIRE.”

A group called the Trans Cultural Mindfulness Alliance is calling for Franklin's song to be removed from all streaming platforms after calling it offensive.A group called the Trans Cultural Mindfulness Alliance is calling for Franklin’s song to be removed from all streaming platforms after calling it offensive. Getty Images

The Trans Cultural Mindfulness Alliance is calling for Franklin's 1968 hit to be removed from music streaming platforms. The Trans Cultural Mindfulness Alliance is calling for Franklin’s 1968 hit to be removed from music streaming platforms. Twitter/Transcultural Mindfulness

The Post has reached out to Franklin’s rep, Spotify and Apple Music for comment.

According to Organization bio On the social media platform, they want to “promote cultural changes to ensure the inclusion of trans people”.

Many Twitter users expressed outrage at opinion about the Queen of Soul’s work and questioned the legitimacy of the claims.

“So someone heard the song and attacked trans people?” one person wrote in response. “What are things that never happened for $400?”

Another wrote: “OMG get a life and stop trying to cancel it all. How sad and pathetic someone’s life must be when THAT is your priority. This is a GREAT song! YOU GO GIRL! @ArethaFranklin.”

Another typed, “It’s a great song and I’m going to check it out right now because of this post. Many Thanks!”

Others were so stunned they actually thought the statement came from a parody account.

“That’s satire, isn’t it?” one user asked.

“This is clearly a parody. Good people! Almost got me,” added another.

The group performed Aretha Franklin's hit song, "a natural woman" as offensive. The group found Franklin’s hit “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” offensive. Getty Images

The organization said that the song "perpetuates several harmful anti-trans stereotypes."The organization said the song “perpetuates several harmful anti-trans stereotypes.” Redferns

Franklin died in August 2018 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. Franklin died in August 2018 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. Michael Och’s archive

The organization will be explained later in a follow up tweet that they weren’t actually a parody account, but that they were trying to “make culture fairer for transgender people.”

Back then, Franklin’s song “A Natural Woman” was considered a powerful song and had an inspirational message. She even performed the hit in 2015 at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, during a ceremony honoring the track’s writers Gerry Goffin and Carole King.

Then-President Obama attended the performance and shed a tear.

Franklin died in August 2018 at the age of 76 after a battle with advanced pancreatic cancer.



Aretha Franklin song ‘A Natural Woman’ blasted by transgender activists – S Chronicles

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