Fans demand USPS honor Aretha Franklin with postage stamp after suggestion at funeral

An Aretha Franklin postage stamp was suggested at her funeral — and everyone’s on board. (Photo: AP/Paul Sancya)

If Twitter has its way, we may see Aretha Franklin on a postage stamp soon.

During her speech at Franklin’s funeral, former Detroit city councilwoman Rev. JoAnn Watson suggested the Queen of Soul be honored with a stamp, and the crowd went wild. “I believe that the federal government would do well to have a postage stamp honoring our queen Aretha Franklin,” she said at the Greater Grace Temple in Detroit on Friday. “Honor Aretha in the same way she always honored us.”

Funeral attendees aren’t the only ones on board with the commemoration. The idea has spread like wildfire on Twitter, and people want the U.S. Postal Service to act fast.

Some are tweeting directly at USPS with their request, while others are turning to President Trump for assistance in moving this forward. Many are demanding they see the stamp ASAP, or “by Christmas.”

Of course, USPS isn’t particularly known for its speed. So if the stamp does come to fruition, it’s unlikely it will roll out as fast as Twitter demands.

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