Music icon Cher apologises for George Floyd tweets that sparked backlash

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Music icon Cher apologises for George Floyd tweets that sparked backlash
Music icon Cher apologises for George Floyd tweets that sparked backlash

Cher has apologised for a tweet she made about George Floyd on Friday (April 2), in which she suggested she could have prevented his death.

Expressing her feeling that the events leading to Floyd’s death may have transpired differently had she been at the scene, Cher wrote, “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,” she ended, inspiring some of her followers. A number of other followers were enraged and commented about being less than impressed with the musings of a woman with a “white savior” complex, according to the Fox.

“it’s the yt saviour complex for me there’s still time to delete this…” one commenter wrote. “George Floyd’s murder isn’t about you” said another.

One user tweeted “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.”

In a tweet of further disapproval, someone else said it was “tiresome for Black people to see white people ‘use our horror as their hypothetical hero statement.’”

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