Cher Apologizes After She Received Backlash Over George Floyd Tweet

One of Cher‘s recent tweets has upset some people.

Earlier this week, the 74-year-old entertainer shared a tweet while watching the trial of Derek Chauvin, the police officer who killed George Floyd last May in Minneapolis, Minn.

“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.

People on Twitter then started calling out Cher for saying she “could’ve helped” George if she was there.

“I love you cher but your white savior complex is showing,” one person tweeted, while another wrote, “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.”

After all the backlash, Cher apologized if she “upset” anyone.

“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,” Cher first tweeted.

She added, “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 ❤️”

Photos: Getty Images Posted to: Cher

Updated: April 4, 2021 — 6:22 am

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