People are sharing this letter Aretha Franklin sent a critic in 1993 because it’s just so good

Aretha Franklin, ‘the queen of soul’ and regarded as one of the greatest singers of all time, has died aged 76.

There will be many, many tributes paid over the coming days, as well as people sharing memories of her, including this one, shared by @LettersOfNote.

It went viral because it’s such a great, great letter, in response to a New York Post critic who said this.

“[Aretha Franklin] must know she’s too bosomy to wear such clothing, but she just doesn’t care what we think, and that attitude is what separates mere stars from true divas.”

And here’s what Aretha Franklin wrote in return.

And here are a few responses online.


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