Cher apologizes for ‘not appropriate’ George Floyd tweet
Cher came under fire on Friday night after revealing the belief that had she remained in Minneapolis at the time, her intervention might have conserved Floyd’s life.
The vocalist and starlet informed her 3.9 million Twitter fans in a since-deleted tweet: “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.”
The tweet provoked extensive criticism, with some online analysts implicating her of having a “white savior” complex.
One Twitter user composed: “@Cher I say this with respect: White savior complex. Stop.”
Another stated: “If the fire fighter EMS who tried to intervene didn’t succeed, you sure had no chance. What a post!! Mindboggling. Do you think you have some kind of magical power? Police would not allow anyone to interfere in their business.”
Cher at first reacted to the debate around the tweet by doubling down on her position and informing fans: “You Don’t Know What I’ve Done,Who I Am,Or What I Believe. I CAN, I HAVE, & I WILL…HELP.”
The 74-year-old vocalist later on went back to the platform to excuse her earlier words, stating she had actually talked to a buddy who made her recognize “You Can Piss Ppl Off, & Hurt Them By Not Knowing Everything That’s “NOT Proper” To Say.
“I understand Ppl Apologize When They remain in a Jam,BUT TO GOD,IM TRULY SORRY If I Distressed Anybody In Blk Community.I Know My [heart],” the Grammy award-winner stated.
Chauvin, 45, has actually pleaded innocent to the charges versus him, with his defense lawyer Eric Nelson arguing that video proof stopped working to totally catch the intricacy of the minute which Chauvin followed his cops training.
Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.