A Twitter account claiming to be run by trans activists has claimed their tweet criticizing Aretha Franklin’s song ‘Natural Woman’ for being ‘offensive to trans women’ was nothing more than ‘satire’.
The account, which calls itself ‘The Trans Cultural Mindfulness Alliance’, had criticized the 1967 song for being offensive and demanded that it be removed from both Apple and Spotify – despite it preaching positive messages regarding women.
But the account, claiming to be founded ‘exclusively by trans individuals’, rowed back on those tweets and claimed they are a parody account in a tweet and changed their bio – despite defiantly insisting they were a genuine group.
‘It is satire, there’s no actual TCMA that I’m parodying. It is a commentary on the state of the ‘woke’ movement in general,’ a person who runs the account told DailyMail.com.
A Twitter account calling itself ‘The Trans Cultural Mindfulness Alliance’ had criticized the 1967 song by Aretha Franklin (pictured) for being offensive and demanded that it be removed from both Apple and Spotify – despite it preaching positive messages regarding women
BEFORE: The Twitter account calling itself ‘The Trans Cultural Mindfulness Alliance’ had said in bio the group was founded by trans individuals. They had insisted in since-deleted tweets they were a genuine group
AFTER: The account since changed its bio information to include ‘PARODY/SATIRE’
‘This is a parody account,’ the user, who refused to give their real name, told iHeartRadio ‘Never imagined anyone would take it seriously lol,’ they said, adding it was intended as a commentary on ‘woke’ culture and ‘media stupidity’.
But this is in direct contradiction to a since-deleted tweet in which the account claimed it was not a parody account. They had written: ‘For clarification, the TCMA is not a parody organization,’ adding that the organizers ‘are a group of trans individuals seeking to make culture more fair for transgender individuals’.
The account has also since changed its bio information to include ‘PARODY/SATIRE’.
The bio now reads: ‘PARODY/SATIRE: Founded January 2023 exclusively by trans individuals, promoting cultural changes to ensure the inclusivity of trans individuals.’
DailyMail.com has contacted the Twitter account for comment.
Statements made by the account – which had defiantly claimed it was genuine and not a parody account – have spawned outrage, including its January 20 request to pull Franklin’s song from streaming platforms like Spotify and Apple Music.
The post, perceived by many as satire before the account claimed it was a parody account, began by asserting the song is offensive to transgender people and that ‘there is no such thing as a ‘natural’ woman.’
‘Aretha Franklin’s 1968 song ‘Natural Woman’ perpetuates multiple harmful anti-trans stereotypes,’ the post reads, erroneously listing the song’s September 1967 release as coming in 1968.
‘There is no such thing as a ‘natural’ woman,’ the organization went on to declare, before claiming the song has already ‘helped inspire acts of harm against transgender women.’
Statements made by the account (pictured) – which had defiantly claimed it was genuine and not a parody account – have spawned outrage, including its January 20 request to pull Franklin’s song from streaming platforms like Spotify and Apple Music
Social media users were quick to question whether or not the account, started just days ago, was a joke designed to fan the flames fueling the ongoing war between progressives and the political right.
Other posts that would follow contained statements deemed by many to equally controversial – and some even more so.
‘There have been zero meaningful studies into the gender identities of pets,’ one post published later in the day read, in which organizers told parents that children should be able to decide on their pets’ gender.
‘It seems meaningless, but many children learn gender from their pets,’ organizers wrote. ‘Just because you bring home a ‘gendered’ pet, allow your child to choose the gender of the pet – don’t assign it one ‘at will.”
In another regarding feminine hygiene, organizers wrote: ‘You do not need to bleed to have a period. You do not need to ovulate to have a period.
‘A period is a state of mind than an actual state of being,’ the post went on to state, before stating that biological men who have transitioned ‘can absolutely have periods and need free hygiene products.’
Other requests aired by the organization included a ban on listing gender on birth certificates in its native Norway and ‘an international police force to prosecute bigotry.’
Despite assertions from many that the group is legitimate, including from TCMA itself, many users remain skeptical, and believe the brazen requests are a gag.
The group, however, attested to its legitimacy in a post published Monday morning.
‘For clarification, the TCMA is not a parody organization,’ it read, adding that the organizers ‘are a group of trans individuals seeking to make culture more fair for transgender individuals.
‘We are based in Norway but are seeking to open a chapter in each European country and also North America,’ the group revealed.