Cher deletes controversial tweet about George Floyd, apologizes after backlash

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.”

Another wrote “a black man shouldn’t need a white person to stand up for him to be safe.”

Cher has now deleted the original tweeted and apologized.

She wrote:

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 ♥️