On Wednesday, country artist and Nicole Kidman husband Keith Urban released a new song, titled “Female,” in the wake of growing sexual assault and harassment allegations against powerful men in the entertainment industry.
The song is, for all intents and purposes, feminist in nature — but many on Twitter noted that the lyrics seemed…off.
— Max Tani (@maxwelltani) November 8, 2017
“Sister, shoulder/Daughter, lover/Healer, broken halo/Mother nature/Fire, suit of armor/Soul survivor/Holy Water/Secret keeper, fortune teller/Virgin Mary, scarlet letter/Technicolor river wild/Baby girl, women shine/Female,” Urban sings in the song’s chorus.
Naturally, Twitter was on this lyric revelation like white on rice.
“I don’t need this right now,” Death and Taxes editor Maggie Serota tweeted.
“This song and this thread are going to drive me to drink,” another wrote.
You can listen to a preview of “Female” — and check out the best responses to Urban’s seemingly “supportive” new song — below.
This is so much more wondrous than I imagined. It’s like The Room but a song. https://t.co/4ulH4jgIEH
— Courtney Enlow @ SDCC (@courtenlow) November 8, 2017
Feminism has been saved, thanks to Keith Urban https://t.co/yUExvMNr87
— brianna j barker (@bri_bark) November 8, 2017
Sounds like a Jenna Maroney original
— Alice Wilder (@Alice_Wilder) November 8, 2017
"how do you do follow male feminists?" *Tips fedora* https://t.co/ZMevNoef7Z
— Sung Min Kim (@sung_minkim) November 8, 2017
“Daughter, lover” ? Who wrote this, Trump?
— Lloyd Dobler’s Ghost (@LloydDobler89) November 8, 2017
Keith Urban's "Weinstein-inspired" ode to women "Female" is the "We Didn't Start the Fire" of absolutely atrocious takes. pic.twitter.com/CuCuP493wB
— R. Eric Thomas (@oureric) November 8, 2017
there is no possible way on God's green earth that this is not an elaborate punking https://t.co/GypTzSaj2W
— Alissa Wilkinson (@alissamarie) November 8, 2017
lmao jesus h god he shoulda just called it "DMs Are Open Ladies"
— yeah conk my nugs (@sheckyyoungman) November 8, 2017
“Accidental Racist” is the most embarrassing country song of the decade.”
Keith Urban: hold my beer https://t.co/k6oS9wYHIS
— Aaron Hammond (@Aaron_Hammond88) November 8, 2017
Nicole Kidman pls collect ur man https://t.co/UNNoUxo6Wg
— aaron michael (@happyasaaron) November 8, 2017
"These are all the types of female that exist, and Keith was very thorough." https://t.co/OHR6YxvW66
— 🦄 matt munley 💜 (@kairex) November 8, 2017
— Antifa-la-la-la-la (@LizardRumsfeld) November 8, 2017
— Melissa1983 (@Melissa1983) November 8, 2017
— Autumn Enjoyer🍁🍂 (@SeymourBugs) November 8, 2017
was waiting on Brad Paisley and LL to drop “Accidental Sexist” but they appear to have been outflanked https://t.co/Yq8FBb1TXN
— Holly Anderson (@HollyAnderson) November 8, 2017
I’d be too ashamed to show my face on Earth ever again. https://t.co/WzWvjGad1u
— Derik Cool (@coolderik) November 8, 2017