They say a little prayer.
One of the so-called activist groups in Norway Aretha Franklin The 1968 hit song “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” was to be removed from both Apple Music and Spotify after its lyrics were deemed offensive.
Vigilance Cross-Cultural Alliance Twitter took last week to condemn the poem, stating that it fueled mischief against transgender women.
“Aretha Franklin’s 1968 song ‘Natural Woman’ perpetuates many harmful stereotypes against transgender people,” the organization wrote on Twitter. There is no such thing as a ‘normal’ woman.
The letter continued, “The song has helped cause harmful acts against transgender women. TCMA requests that it be removed from Spotify and Apple Music.”
However, the group He has since claimed that their original post was indeed “satirical” in a letter to The Post on Monday afternoon.
The group also updated their Twitter bio to now read “PARODY / SATIRE”.
The Post has reached out to a representative for Franklin, Spotify and Apple Music for comment.
according to Organization biography On the social media platform, it aims to promote “cultural changes to ensure inclusiveness of transgender individuals”.
Many Twitter users were outraged by the opinion about the Queen of Soul’s work and questioned the legitimacy of the allegations.
“So someone heard the song and attacked transgender people?” 1 person wrote a response. “What things never happened for $400?”
Another wrote, “OMG get a life and stop trying to cancel everything. How sad and pathetic one’s life must be if that’s a priority for you. This is a great song! You go, girl! @aretha franklin.”
Another person wrote, “It’s a great song and I’m going to listen to it now because of this post. Thanks!”
Others were so surprised that they actually thought the statement came from a parody account.
“This is satire, isn’t it?” one user wondered.
“Obviously this is a parody. Good guys! Almost got me,” another person lamented.
The organization later explained in a Tweet follow that they were not, in fact, a satirical account, but rather that they were trying to “make the culture more fair to trans individuals”.
At the time, Franklin’s song, “Natural Woman,” was considered a powerful song with an inspiring message. She even performed the song at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. in 2015, during a gala honoring the track’s writers, Gerry Goffin and Carole King.
Then President Obama was there for the performance and Shedding tears.
Franklin Passed away In August 2018 at 76 after a battle with advanced pancreatic cancer.