So last week, while watching Derek Chauvin on trial for the murder of George Floyd, legendary singer Cher, tweeted this;
“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.”
Although seemingly well-intentioned, she faced major backlash with people accusing her of having a white saviour complex.
However, Cher initially tried to reassure her fans that her tweet was harmless. “You Don’t Know What I’ve Done, Who I Am,Or What I Believe. I CAN, I HAVE, & I WILL…HELP,” she tweeted.
But the 74-year-old later returned to delete her first tweets, and apologize. After speaking with a friend, Cher said she now realizes the gravity of her words.
“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 ❤.”