Aretha Franklin’s timeless classic ‘Natural Woman’ is facing criticism from the Alphabet Community who have deemed it offensive. This news has caused immense pain and hurt to those who have found solace in the song’s message. The Norway-based T Cultural Mindful Alliance is leading the charge to have the song removed from streaming platforms such as Spotify and Apple Music.
Background of ‘Natural Woman
The song ‘Natural Woman’ was originally written by a white woman named Carol King and recorded by Aretha Franklin. The lyrics describe a woman who feels uninspired and tired before she meets a man who makes her feel like a natural woman. The song expresses the idea that this man brings her peace of mind and helps her discover her true self. It is a song that many women speak of when they speak of love.
Controversy Surrounding the Song
The T Cultural Mindful Alliance has asserted that the song perpetuates multiple harmful anti-T stereotypes and that there is no such thing as a ‘natural woman’. In addition, they have made other controversial requests such as calling for a ban on including gender on birth certificates in Norway and the International Police Force to prosecute bigotry.
Response to the Controversy
Many have taken to social media to express their disappointment and frustration with the T Cultural Mindful Alliance’s request to remove the song from streaming platforms. Some have even questioned the legitimacy of the organization. Regardless of the group’s intentions, their request is causing immense pain and hurt to those who have found solace in the song’s message.
Uncle Stu’s Perspective
Uncle Stu, the old man on the block, has done research on the song and has shared his thoughts on the controversy. He understands feminism, white feminism, black feminism, and intersectionality. He believes that the request to remove the song is heart-wrenching and disgusting. He also addressed the fact that many other artists have sung the song, such as Dion Ceylon, Kelly Clarkson, Mariah Carey, Jennifer Hudson, Mary J Blige, and James Ingram. Uncle Stu believes that the song is a tribute to the transformative power of love and how it can bring out the best in a person. He finds it sad that someone can come in and strip all of the fight away from women, who just want to be known and have the burdens of life lifted off their shoulders.
The controversy surrounding Aretha Franklin’s ‘Natural Woman’ is causing immense pain and hurt to those who have found solace in its message. Uncle Stu has shared his opinion on the matter and believes that the song is a tribute to the transformative power of love. He hopes that this post will prove that there are men that will protect and support women.