Cher Pens a Public Apology Following Backlash for Her Statement about George Floyd's Death

Olowokandi Fiyin
Apr 05, 2021
06:20 P.M.
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Cher penned a heartfelt apology on social media after a statement she made about George Floyd sparked negative reactions from fans. The singer was accused of centering herself amid Floyd's trial.

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Following a heated backlash from fans about a controversial statement she made about the late George Floyd, singer Cher has taken back her words and offered a public apology to the black community.

The "Strong Enough" crooner was slammed over the weekend when she shared a comment while watching Floyd's trial. In a now-deleted tweet, Cher insinuated that she would have helped if she was there when Floyd was being killed.

Cher at the Los Angeles premiere of 'The Promise' at TCL Chinese Theatre on April 12, 2017 | Photo: Getty Images

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In the first tweet, the 74-year-old wrote that she was skeptical about sharing her thoughts as people would misunderstand her and believe that she couldn't honestly comprehend emotions about suffering. 

Cher continued, noting that the internet community had no idea what she has done or who she is. She concluded, declaring that she has helped and will help. Hours later, she followed it up with an apology.

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The legendary vocalist shared that she spoke to a friend named Karen about what happened and realized it was possible to hurt others by not knowing the appropriate things to say. She added:

"I know Ppl Apologize When They're In a Jam, BUT TO GOD, I'M TRULY SORRY If I Upset anyone in Blk Community. I Know My [heart]."

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Netizens accused Cher of acting like a "white savior" and trying to take the spotlight.

While some fans accepted Cher's apology, others believed she was evading being accountable and explained why many internet netizens negatively interpreted her tweet even though she felt her intentions were pure.

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The Grammy Award winner was on the receiving end of backlash after sharing what many deemed an insensitive tweet on Friday night. Cher wrote that she watched the trial with her mom and cried. 

The singer noted that she told her mom that if she were present at the scene when the officers were attacking Floyd, she would intervene and helped out. Netizens accused Cher of acting like a "white savior" and trying to take the spotlight.

Cher is one of the biggest entertainers in the world who has transcended film, music, and television. Per reports, before becoming a household name, the "Woman's World" singer bore a different moniker, Bonnie Jo Mason.

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