Fans of Tina Turner think the star deserves a spot in the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame as a solo artist … after the tell-all documentary revealed the lasting impact of ex-husband Ike’s abuse.
Tina Turner’s fans have taken to Twitter and demand that the singer earn her a spot in the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame as a solo artist.
The 84-year-old performer was inducted in 1991 alongside her former husband and collaborator Ike, with whom she retired in 1984 but has yet to be recognized for her own stellar career.
The statements of support from fans and other celebs were likely inspired by the HBO documentary Tina, which explores the lasting impact Ike’s physical and psychological abuse had on the Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome actress.
Too Little, Too Late: Many Tina Turner fans took to Twitter to demand that the singer be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist, not just for her work with late ex-husband and abuser Ike Turner. She performs in 1979
Many of the tweets from Turner’s fans lamented the fact that she was only offered for induction as a solo artist this year and that her talents as a singer and songwriter earned her nomination in recent years.
One of her fans wrote that she deserved to be inducted into the Hall Of Fame for her ability to “ take a stage with … strength and ferocity. ”
Other tweets pointed out that introducing the I Don’t Wanna Fight singer to Ike was inappropriate given her former husband’s treatment.
A Twitter user wrote that Turner’s entry into the Hall Of Fame alongside her late husband was “blasphemy and shows how much this society will boost a violent man and hold back the survivor.”
Talented performer: One of her fans pointed out that her stage presence was matched only by a few other musicians
Reason highlighted: Another user indicated that Turner should have been inducted regardless of her attachment to former husband Ike, who notably abused her for years during their marriage
Recent Release: The controversy over the singer’s late nomination as a solo artist comes not long after the release of a documentary about her tumultuous relationship with her late husband; the two are depicted together in a photograph from circa 1963
While the organization has been widely criticized for their alleged disapproval of the artist, the president, Greg Harris, said, TMZ that its listeners can express their views through a public vote.
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame selection process has been particularly secretive over the years, and the decision to induct certain nominees has been made by fellow artists and other figures in the music industry.
The open selection will be made from five of the best nominees entered for this year’s ceremony, and the winner will receive the award of being selected by the official fan vote.
Other musical artists nominated for induction this year are Rage Against The Machine, Iron Maiden and Fela Kuti.
The controversy over Turner’s induction into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame comes not long after the release of the HBO documentary Tina, which debuted earlier this year.
One way to go: a fan vote is being held at the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame, where the general public can express who should be involved in this year’s ceremony; Turner performs with Little Richard in 1989
Stiff competition: in addition to the Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome actress, artists such as Fela Kuti and Rage Against The Machine have also been nominated; Turner performs in 1997
The feature film took a closer look at the hitmaker’s relationship with her former husband, as well as the abuse she endured during her time with the musician.
The film also dealt with the tumultuous period the Grammy winner went through after she divorced her husband in 1976 and finalized her divorce in 1978, where she had to perform in small venues for a fee.
She eventually went on to make a largely successful comeback and has since become one of the best-selling artists of all time in her own right as a solo singer.
Tina received very positive critical attention, with many reviewers pointing to the insightful way the filmmakers chose to showcase the challenges Turner faced throughout her career.
The couple’s relationship was also featured in the 1993 biopic What’s Love Got To Do With It, where the two were played by Angela Bassett and Laurence Fishburne.
All for Everyone: Tina was released earlier this year to very positive critical attention, with many reviewers praising the skillful way the singer’s years after the divorce were shown and described