Trans Activists ‘Offended’ By Aretha Franklin’s ‘Natural Woman’ Say It Was ‘Satire’

Group demanded song’s removal from Apple, Spotify
Aretha Franklin poses on the red carpet before the 38th Annual Kennedy Center Honors December 6, 2015 in Washington, DC.  AFP PHOTO/MOLLY RILEY (Photo by MOLLY RILEY / AFP)        (Photo credit should read MOLLY RILEY/AFP via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Trans activists on Twitter criticized Aretha Franklin’s song “Natural Woman” for being “offensive to trans women.”
  • The tweet, published by the Trans Cultural Mindfulness Alliance read, “There is no such thing as a ‘natural’ woman” and demanded the song be removed from streaming platforms.
  • The account backtracked on the statements by claiming they are a parody account — despite previous insistence that they are a genuine group.

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