Music icon, Cher has apologized and deleted the George Floyd tweet that saw her get dragged on social media. The George Floyd tweet which was not well received by social media users, came at a time, the world is patiently waiting, watching and listening to the trial of Derek Chauvin, the accused police officer.
Cher had tweeted saying he essentially wished she could have been at the scene of the crime to be able to help.
Cher mentioned in the George Floyd tweet that this was a part of a conversation that she was having with her mother, Georgia Holt. When Holt mentioned to her how appalled she was of what had happened.
The issue that many of the followers had with the tweet was that it exposed Cher’s “white savior complex”. The deleted tweet where Cher expressed that she wished she could have been there to help Floyd was not the first one that she’d sent on the matter.
The singer earlier in the week, had tweeted this about what she believed her role in an equal rights movement could be.
“Whites Can No Longer Stand On The Side- lines.We Must STAND In Solidarity With Our Blk Brothers & Sisters In Every KU KLUX KLAN STATE.”
The tweet goes on to reference specific political views on her part. Yet this tweet did not generate the amount of backlash that the first George Floyd tweet brought forth.
Cher was going to stick this one out before she decided that it was best to give in and issue an apology. In the tweet that followed her initial statement about wanting to help George Floyd, she exposed that even though she’s an entertainer she can have “honest emotions”.
Eventually, it seems that the public pressure was too great and she ultimately had to give in and apologize to ease some of the negative comments that were reaching her.
After giving it some thought and speaking with her friend “Karen” Cher decided to not stand her ground and ultimately apologize to the people who felt wronged by her statements. She even acknowledges that she understands “Ppl Apologize When They’re In a Jam”. This certainly seemed like it described her situation perfectly.