Cher makes terrible faux pas in sincere tribute post to late Queen Elizabeth II
Cher has joined the millions of people who have paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth II after her sad death, but she made an embarrassing mistake when she published her tribute
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM: American singer Cher was among the famous personalities who paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth II after her sad death at the age of 96, but the 'Goddess of Pop' messed up her emojis.
The May-born American television personality met Queen Elizabeth in 1988, at the premiere of Steven Spielberg’s Empire of the Sun on March 21. Cher reminisced on Twitter about her meeting with the late monarch but accidentally referred to her as a "bull" after mixing up farmyard animal emojis.
Joining former US presidents, superstars, and many other renowned personalities in sharing messages of condolence, the 76-year-old, who recently passed on her title as the oldest woman to have a UK number one single to Kate Bush, wrote on Twitter on Thursday: "Am Sad About The Passing Of Queen Elizabeth II. I Had Honor Of Meeting Her." Going into detail, she recalled: "I Was In Long Line of Ppl Waiting 2 Meet Her, Yet When She Got 2 Me, She Asked Me Pertinent Questions, & Seemed Genuinely Interested In Talking 2 Me. I’m Proud She Was a 🐂 & Happy She Had a Great Sense Of Humor," the 'Believe' chart-topper added, using the bull or ox emoji.
Am Sad About The Passing Of Queen Elizabeth II.I Had Honor Of Meeting Her.— Cher (@cher) September 8, 2022
I Was In Long Line of Ppl
Waiting 2 Meet Her,Yet
When She Got 2 Me,She Asked Me Pertinent Questions,& Seemed Genuinely Interested In Talking 2 Me.I’m Proud She Was a🐂& Happy She Had a Great Sense Of Humor
The singer and Oscar nominee, Cher, who later that year would win the Academy Award for best actress for Moonstruck, wore a black velvet long-sleeved gown with criss-cross straps and was standing next to the esteemed director when she first met Her Majesty. While the-now-late Queen, who was then 61 years old at that time was in a peach dress and matching cropped jacket with white gloves.
After Cher sang at the 2001 Royal Variety Performance, the queen and singer met again, where the star shook hands with the royal and smiled after waiting in the receiving line.
Coming back to the Twitter message Cher wrote on Twitter, some followers were a little confused by the performer’s message mishap, with one commenting: "What is that cow emoji?", while another asked: "The Queen was a bull?" "I think she was going for GOAT…" a helpful fan responded explaining the likely mix-up between the bull and goat emojis, with a goat standing for greatest of all time. With one sharing: "I know how that feels, I loved everything about the queen," fans joined in with Cher’s reflective tribute. "She was an amazing lady. You’re lucky to have such great memories," wrote another user.
I think she was going for GOAT… 🤷🏼♀️— Cristy B (@Cristy_LCB) September 8, 2022
Cher what is that cow emoji doing there???— bizzle (@PhanMinhQun2) September 8, 2022
The Queen was a bull?— David Beckett (@iamdavidbeckett) September 8, 2022
I know how that feels, I loved everything about the queen— heather leidolph (@cheerhl17) September 8, 2022
She was an amazing lady. You’re lucky to have such great memories.— Shygirlmichelle (@Shygirlmichell1) September 8, 2022
Events including musical fixtures such as the Proms were canceled and postponed out of respect following the death of the Queen on September 8. Other events included the Mercury Prize, which then donated leftover ceremony food to charity to avoid wastage.
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