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Moloko – Sing It Back (Boris Dlugosch Remix)

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A brief note about Róisín Murphy

People.com: Róisín Murphy shares statement after transphobic Facebook comment: ‘I will now bow out of this conversation’ (2023, August 29)

The singer-songwriter has been in hot water after a Facebook post where she spouted transphobic talking points surfaced.

‘Please don’t call me a TERF [trans-exclusionary radical feminist], please don’t keep using that word against women. I beg you! But puberty blockers are f—ed, absolutely desolate, big pharma laughing all the way to the bank,’ Murphy commented on someone else’s post. ‘Little mixed-up kids are vulnerable and need to be protected, that’s just true.’

Although she wrote with conviction in that comment, her claims are verifiably false. The medical journal Pediatrics found suicidal ideation decreases with access to puberty blockers during adolescence and the Journal of the American Medical Association found ‘60% lower odds of depression’ and ‘73% lower odds of suicidality’ in adolescents who were taking puberty blockers.

Messman-Rucker, A. (2023, August 31). Singer Róisín Murphy apologizes to fans for transphobic Facebook comment. Out. https://www.out.com/celebs/roisin-murphy#rebelltitem1

Toronto Star: Róisín Murphy’s record label ceases promotion of her new record following transphobic social media comments, source says (2023, August 30)

r/RoisinMurphy: Róisín Murphy is not who we thought she was (2023, August 26)

Popjournalism review

“Sing It Back” took Moloko from the underground to the mainstream thanks to a remix by Boris Dlugosch. The slinky, swaying Balearic mix charted internationally and is the perfect compliment to the lazy, romantic vibe of the lyrics and its punny sexual double entendres (“Come / Come / Come to my sweet melody”). The video, featuring Róisín Murphy in a disco ball mirror dress, also launched her reputation as a UK fashionista, who, according to some, also “inspired” Lady Gaga numerous times.

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