Pop icon Cher is under fire over a bizarre tweet about George Floyd’s death where the 74 year old says she said to her mom “Maybe If I’d Been There…I Could’ve Helped”
Was talking With Mom & She Said “I Watched Trial Of Policeman Who Killed George Floyd,& Cried”. I Said “Mom,I Know This Is Gonna Sound CRAZY,But.. I Kept Thinking …..Maybe If I’d Been There,…I Could’ve Helped
A lot of the feedback and replies were negative.
Cher baby I know you probably took a minute to type this but delete it hun pic.twitter.com/0YVt7quTtp
— ᴺᴹ (@MioPioTrio) April 3, 2021
I think she is trying to express sadness but it came off the wrong way 🙁
— SaraAshlyn ❤️ (@SaraGou41235050) April 3, 2021
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
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
— Liv ✨Deborah Vance's bitch✨ (@LivisAlibi) April 3, 2021
In reaction to the backlash, Cher 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 ♥️