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The Smithsonian Wants Aretha's Hat!

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The Smithsonian in D.C. has asked Aretha Franklin if she would part with her (in)famous Luke Song hat to be part of President Obama’s Inaugural display. The display will also include Michella Obama's ball gown.

But the Queen of Soul is hesitant, saying, "I am considering it. It would be hard to part with my chapeau since it was such a crowning moment in history. I would like to smile every time I look back at it and remember what a great moment it was in American and African-American history."

We know that we smile every time we look at her and her hat!

[Image via AP Images.]

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  1. 101

    THATS THE UGLIEST FUKKIN HAT/ASSWIPE CLOTH IVE EVER SEEN ON THE PLANET.
    WHOS THE FUKKIN IDIOT WHO ”DESIGNED” ,FOR LACK OF A BETTER WORD,THAT SHITEOUS HAT/ASSWIPE CLOTH?



  2. 102

    Re: jimmyjazz – #100.
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    GO FOR IT, HONEY!
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  3. 103

    Re: The REAL Orchidgirl!
    #91.
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    YOU ARE SO MUCH MORE SINCERE DARLING THAN THE ONE THAT WILL GO UNMENTIONED!!!
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    AND DARLING LG TAKES SOLACE IN THE IDEA THAT IT IS SO MUCH BETTER TO HAVE A FEW CHOICE FRIENDS, THE SELECT, IF YOU WILL, THAN THE FALSE AFFECTION OF THE UNWASHED MASSES!!!
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  4. 104

    my head is a present your argument is invalid



  5. 105

    oh my, i think shes more popular now for her ugly hat than then for her music…i guess ugly helps sumetimes after all! lol im even considering making it my halloween costume next year! x



  6. 106


  7. 107

    Re: Pig_Nasty – LOOOOL URE SUCH A LOSER CHILLAX, WHY WUD YOU GO OUTTA YOUR WAY WITH SO MUCH ENGLISH JUST TO SAY FUCK YOU LMAO



  8. 108

    THIS HAT WAS CRAZY. WHEN I FIRST SAW IT, I WAS LIKE… WHAT JUST DIED ON ARETHA'S HEAD?



  9. 109

    But I want the hat. =[



  10. 110

    Are they expecting her to donate the thing for free?
    Keep the hat Miss Aretha! It has value and probably be worth more in a couple years…:-P



  11. 111

    Ugliest effing hat ever.

  12. Laxer says – reply to this


    112

    "Hard to part with my chapeau?"…Aretha, honey, it is not a "chapeau". You live in the USA..it is a HAT…a hat you (over)paid $179 for but I vote you should keep it!



  13. 113

    IF and I say IF they took the hat would they have to have it fumigated for Head Lice and that Musty Smell?



  14. 114

    Be cool to the Queen of Soul, haters!!

    That topper is MAD COOL.



  15. 115

    It is an African tradition to wear head wraps in bows, those head wraps are known as African Gele. She's a proud African, KUDOS to the Queen of Soul! :D

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  16. 116

    fugly hat and greedy Aretha!



  17. 117

    So what!!!!! She is the Queen of Soul…having a bad hair day…GET OVER IT….haven't you ever had one????



  18. 118

    the woman is so funny
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  19. 119

    I heard her singing on the radio in my car and i was like WTFFFF is thissssss??? It was the worst singing I had ever heard in my life. I literally said out loud in this a fucking joke?? And then later i see pictures of how fucking ridiculous she looks in that fucking RIDICULOUS hat!

    A bow should never be that big. Let alone be on your head. But I mean I guess it's in proportion to the rest of her body….



  20. 120

    If I were her, I would burn the hat because it would constantly remind me of a terrible performance in fro of the world.



  21. 121

    that hat is so big, it has its own zip code. aretha herself has her own zip code. she's a city.



  22. 122

    Dear 'PIG': I HOPE you're right (thought I'm not a racist/voted for Jessie Jackson for the Democratic nomination for president in 1984/the man actually shook my hand and told me to "VOTE") and I know it's just easier for you BLACK RACISTS to claim such things to help you sleep at night, I hope you're right and I hope Obama ends up being one of the greatest presidents of our time (like I said I hope he proves me wrong and I know you didn't/couldn't understand that part/obviously not very smart are you). So you're Black, and you expect handouts, and you voted for Obama. At the end of the day, when he doesn't pay your bills, you're going to be sadly disappointed. I'm not surprised, but you will continue to be bewildered. Its ok you're just stupid and I won't hold it against you, because in the end I feel sorry for your stupidity and for your being a liberalistic, democratic, pacifist. Thank god for a supreme court and the court of appeals, Obama doesn't speak for us all (of which you are a blind sheep)…



  23. 123

    Well it was indeed a moment in history because she was the first hippo trained to wear a hat.



  24. 124

    Pulease, Aretha. It's a HAT (a fugly one, at that!). Cough it up, you fucking diva!

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