Ninja Tune Ceases Promotion of Róisín Murphy's Album Following Transphobic Post

The musician previously spoke out against healthcare for trans youth

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BY Sydney Brasil and Allie GregoryPublished Aug 30, 2023

Róisín Murphy's record label is axing all promotion of her upcoming album Hit Parade after the musician was accused of transphobia online last week, a source tells Exclaim!

Indie label Ninja Tune is still set to release the album on September 8, but will refrain from promoting and marketing the album as it determines how best to reassign profits from its sales. The label is "in touch with various organizations about how best to use proceeds in support of combating transphobic hate in solidarity with the community." The label had been due to promote a new single today.

The move comes after a fan unearthed a comment made by Murphy on her personal Facebook page, in which she spoke out against healthcare for trans youth, calling puberty blockers "absolutely fucked."

"Big Pharma laughing all the way to the bank," the musician wrote. "Little mixed up kids are vulnerable and need to be protected, that's just true." 

Screenshots posted to Twitter resulted in an eruption of both backlash and support.

After days of silence, Murphy posted a statement in which she apologized for "being the reason for this eruption of damaging and potentially dangerous social media fire and brimstone," but didn't take accountability for her comments or retract them:

These comments came as a shock to many of Murphy's fans, as she has gained a substantial queer following over her career, which spans over two decades.

Murphy's representation has denied Exclaim!'s request for comment. 

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