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Róisín Murphy's Hit Parade Becomes Highest Charting Album Of Solo Career Amid Trans Comments

I guess controversy sells, because a month after Irish electronic music artist Róisín Murphy, who has become the most vilified female celebrity since JK Rowling came under fire for calling puberty blockers “f**ked” and trans youth “mixed-up little kids” in August, her new album Hit Parade has entered the top 10.

via: Pink News

Hit Parade made its debut at number five this week on the Official Charity Company, up nine spots from her 2020 album, Roisin Machine, which made it to number 14 in the UK charts.

Olivia Rodrigo’s second album GUTS has taken top spot in the UK charts this week, with UPTOPIA by Travis Scott following at number two.

The 50-year-old singer’s chart success follows backlash after her resurfaced comment, in which she described puberty blockers as “f**ked” and said that “little mixed up kids” needed to be “protected”, caused hurt to many.

Her comments were widely criticised due to Murphy’s cultivation of a devoted LGBTQ+ fanbase, as a regular performer at queer events and a public advocate of drag culture.

Murphy went on to deny reports that her record label, Ninja Tune, would be donating proceeds from Hit Parade to trans charities.

Responding to a fan who asked if the claims were true, she said: “Well, those reports were unconfirmed by the label.

“They have made no official statement whatsoever and they are not intending to donate proceeds from the record to charity. I checked!”

I absolutely love Róisín's new album, and I have to admit that I was quite disappointed with her statements regarding trans children.

Her calling trans children "f**ked" and "mixed-up little kids" especially when you have benefited wholeheartedly from performing at queer events put a nasty taste in my mouth.

On the other hand, if a celebrity puts their foot in their mouth, this should be a teachable moment where people far more educated on the matter flood her inbox and comments section with the proper information.

We really need to get to a place where we need to not be afraid to have conversations and debates about tough subjects, especially pertaining to trans issues and children.

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