Pop icon Cher has deleted her controversial tweet about George Floyd, recalling her telling her Mom “maybe if i’d been there…I could’ve helped.”
This is a screen shot of the now-deleted tweet.
A lot of the feedback and replies from progressives were negative.
One Twitter user wrote “This means Cher thinks she has white power.”
1) There were literally people there that couldn't do anything even though they wanted to
2) This means Cher thinks she has white power
3) White savior guilt complex is toxic because it makes it about white people.
— Andy Genova (@AndyKGenova) April 3, 2021
Another wrote “a black man shouldn’t need a white person to stand up for him to be safe.”
Mama, I'll say it with respect and I hope you take it. The intention to be there and help is pure, BUT a black man shouldn't need a white person to stand up for him to be safe. People will beat you up over this tweet, but go over the mean things and try to learn… PLEASE
— Lívifer 😈🌈 (@LivisAlibi) April 3, 2021
Cher has now deleted the original tweeted and apologized.
Wrestled With This Twt, Because I Thought some ppl wouldn’t understand, Or Believe an Entertainer Could have Honest emotions about a human Being,suffering & Dying,even if It’s Only Shown On tv. You Don’t Know What I’ve Done,Who I Am,Or What I Believe.I CAN,I HAVE,& I WILL..HELP
I Just got off phone With Friend Karen.Told her what Happened,& Realized,You Can Piss Ppl Off,& Hurt Them By Not Knowing Everything That’s”NOT Appropriate”To Say.I know Ppl Apologize When They’re In a Jam,BUT TO GOD,IM TRULY SORRY If I Upset AnyOne In Blk Community.I Know My ♥️