If Twitter has its way, we may see Aretha Franklin on a postage stamp soon.
During her speech at Franklin’s funeral, former Detroit city councilwoman Rev. JoAnn Watson suggested the Queen of Soul be honored with a stamp, and the crowd went wild. “I believe that the federal government would do well to have a postage stamp honoring our queen Aretha Franklin,” she said at the Greater Grace Temple in Detroit on Friday. “Honor Aretha in the same way she always honored us.”
Funeral attendees aren’t the only ones on board with the commemoration. The idea has spread like wildfire on Twitter, and people want the U.S. Postal Service to act fast.
— #GladiatorPinkiePass (@BrutieDada) August 31, 2018
— Kat Deuxjoliediva ♍️💜 (@Kat_deuxj_diva) August 31, 2018
#FridayFeeling Rev. JoAnn Watson said Aretha Franklin should be honored with a @USPS stamp. Can I get an Amen⁉️🤲🏾🙏🏾#QueenOfSoul #ArethaHomegoing #ArethaFranklin #ArethaFranklinHomegoing #ArethaQueenForever pic.twitter.com/WqGW2aTsoB
— Faye M. Anderson (@andersonatlarge) August 31, 2018
Midterm elections are coming up. Who wants to add an #ArethaFranklin commemorative stamp to their list of campaign promises? #WeLoveAretha #ArethaHomegoing #ArethaFranklinFuneral pic.twitter.com/lJSFSMtl8E
— ESSENCE (@Essence) August 31, 2018
— David Taylor II™ (@DT2ComicsChat) August 31, 2018
— No longer a human incubator (@connichameleon) August 31, 2018
— Montinique Monroe (@iAmMontinique) August 31, 2018
— LadyDi1002 (@LadyDi1002) August 31, 2018
We want a United States Postage Stamp named, Forever, after Aretha Franklin! pic.twitter.com/nLvOdjRLsI
— Tamara Zwinak (@Zwinak2020) August 31, 2018
I agree Aretha Franklin deserves a postage stamp.
Can we get Michael Jackson's though? Whitney Houston's too.
— Jaymes (@Jaymes9) August 31, 2018
— Jonesie (@AwkwardGirlLA) August 31, 2018
I can get behind an Aretha Franklin stamp
— Michele Norris (@michele_norris) August 31, 2018
Some are tweeting directly at USPS with their request, while others are turning to President Trump for assistance in moving this forward. Many are demanding they see the stamp ASAP, or “by Christmas.”
Detroit Councilwoman Joanne Watson suggests the federal government make a postage stamp honoring Aretha Franklin. This might be the fastest I've seen government work. #ArethaHomegoing
— WalterSmith-Randolph (@WalterReports) August 31, 2018
— thejadedvoice (@thejadedvoice) August 31, 2018
— Sherita Donald (@DeeSway) August 31, 2018
— Kitty (@kittyboo2121) August 31, 2018
— Hardcore (@whitneythegoth) August 31, 2018
When are you going to get started colluding with the US Postal Service for Aretha Franklin & John McCain stamps? https://t.co/7JtPDEftof
— ERACSM (@ccade937) August 31, 2018
— Amanistabarqa (@YourNeighborJP) August 31, 2018
— Shawneen Hicks (@GEMof72) August 31, 2018
— Karen Maria Alston (@advertisingdiva) August 31, 2018
— Tina Thompson (@TinaTho28958023) August 31, 2018
Of course, USPS isn’t particularly known for its speed. So if the stamp does come to fruition, it’s unlikely it will roll out as fast as Twitter demands.
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