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Pres. Obama Misspells “Respect” and the Internet goes insane

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Aretha Franklin says she forgives President Barack Obama for misspelling her famous song, “Respect.”  But the media hasn’t been so forgiving.  The twitterverse and the rest of the world noted the president’s mistake, when he accidentally spelled the song, “R-S-P-E-C-T” during an appearance by Franklin.  The event was a “Women of Soul” gathering hosted by First Lady Michelle Obama.

The gathering by Mrs. Obama included not only Aretha Franklin, but also Patti LaBelle and Jill Scott.    Franklin forgave the president for his mistake and took it all in stride.

“I’m sure the President had much on his agenda and was just a little tired,” the 71-year-old singer said in a statement.  

 Melissa Etheridge, Janelle Monae and Ariana Grande were also invited to be part of the event.  But the headliners were clearly Franklin and LaBelle.  They also created buzz when some speculated that Aretha refused to acknowledge Patti at the event.  But that’s all just speculation.  We’re sure she “RSPECTS” Patti more than that.
 
“The President and I are mutual when it comes to R-E-S-P-E-C-T,” she said.