Singer Cher was forced to apologize after suffering a major backlash over her controversial comment about George Floyd.
On Friday, the 74-year-old ‘Turn Back Time’ singer sparked outrage after tweeting she might have been able to help George Floyd if she was there when he was getting arrested.
“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,’” Cher tweeted days after Derek Chauvin’s trial kicked off.
Shortly after her comment, angry netizens slammed the singer and accused her of white superiority and white savior complex for thinking she could change what other witnesses at the scene couldn’t.
“This is significantly underplaying what witnesses who testified TRIED to do to stop his death. There have been MULTIPLE testimonies of everyone from a firefighter to an MMA fighter to a senior man who attempted to diffuse the situation. Singing songs doesn’t erase racism, Cher,” someone wrote.
“I love my Cher but oof. That was a little too white savior complex for me. I know she means well and probably doesn’t understand but..honey…no,” another added.
After the backlash, Cher appeared to double down on her words by saying she’ll do whatever she can to help.
“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,” she added.
Just under two hours later, however, the singer appeared to realize where she went wrong as she issued a heartfelt apology to her fans.
“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 [heart emoji],” she said.
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