Cher apologizes for 'I could've helped' George Floyd tweet post backlash, Internet says she 'did nothing wrong'

In a now deleted tweet, the music legend had written, 'I Kept Thinking ... Maybe If I'd Been There... I Could've Helped' about the murder of George Floyd

                            Cher apologizes for 'I could've helped' George Floyd tweet post backlash, Internet says she 'did nothing wrong'
Cher apologized for saying she could have helped George Floyd if she was there when he was killed by Derek Chauvin (Getty Images)

Just days after being criticized on the internet for claiming she could have 'saved' George Floyd, Cher is apologizing for getting too sentimental about the entire thing. Less than a week ago, the music sensation posted about the Derek Chauvin trial where the former Minneapolis cop is facing murder charges for killing Floyd in May 2020. Cher had tweeted about how she felt like she could have done something to save Floyd while the Black man was being arrested with Chauvin's knee pressed on his neck for nearly nine minutes. Soon, social media dubbed her as a classic case of "White saviour complex", but the singer is not backing down.

Resuming her long tweets about how emotional the entire trial and all the unfolding incidents from last year have made her, Cher gave an apology on her own terms through Twitter. "These last days have been Hard, Soul Searching, Painful Ones. My Wording Was Wrong/Imprecise. When I’m Over-emotional I Should Wait, Walk Away, Then Twt. I Felt Sorrow,& Did Wish I Could have Helped George.Sometimes you can feel what you can’t Explain in a twt. Sorry is All I Have," wrote the 74-year-old, who has since deleted her initial tweets that sparked the controversy.


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Actress Cher arrives at the premiere of 'The Zookeeper' at the Regency Village Theatre on July 6, 2011, in Los Angeles, California (Getty Images)


Soon, hordes of fans flocked to Cher's defense to assure their beloved star she hadn't done anything wrong by sharing her opinions and being emotional. "Dear white people, it’s not our job to accept Cher’s apology or tell her she did nothing wrong. You can love her and support but this isn’t yours to accept. If you can’t see that then you are missing the whole point of all of this. I adore Cher but she’s right to apologize," read one response to the apology tweet.

Another was more upfront, "Cher please stop stirring up this bullshit discussion. The Twitter mob will not believe you and will not accept your explanation nor apology. The 100%-correctness horde cannot be appeased. Most common people are just shaking their heads that you have become the bad guy in this." One fan said, "U did nothing wrong! Pls don’t beat yourself up! Ur only human and have a right to express ur feelings! We all wish that we could’ve helped him! What the cop did was wrong! We love u and are always here and like I said please don’t beat urself up cuz u did nothing wrong!"

Some users were just not having this entire narrative. "How about less sappy apologies and just do better for once?" one user tweeted. Others were just shocked that Cher would even have to apologize at all and slammed social media culture saying, "See? This is what our society has come to. I'm not a fan of Cher, or her politics. But I am a fan of her being able to share some nice, positive vibes, without being labeled, ridiculed, shunned, shamed. She is now APOLOGIZING for being an ADVOCATE of POC. WTF is happening?"

Singer Cher (Getty Images)






The entire drama started when the pop culture icon had tweeted over the weekend, "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." When a barrage of criticism came her way, the trailblazer did not back down immediately, and instead explained, "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."

Just hours later, however, Cher apologized for the way she tweeted out her opinions. "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]."



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