Cher Apologises For ‘Offensive’ George Floyd Tweet

Cher has apologised for the ‘offensive’ tweet she posted about George Floyd. 

The singer caused outrage when she implied that she could have prevented the death of the 46-year-old which sparked protests across the globe last year.

In the now-deleted post, she wrote: “Was talking with Mom and she said ‘I watched the trial of the policeman who killed George Floyd and cried’.

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“I said ‘Mom, I know this is gonna sound CRAZY. But I kept thinking …..Maybe if I’d been there, I could’ve helped’.”

However, fans have criticised the star for making his tragic death all about her.

One Twitter user ranted: “If the firefighter EMS who tried to intervene didn’t succeed, you sure had no chance.

“What a post!! Mindboggling. Do you think you have some kind of magical power? Police would not allow anyone to interfere in their business.”

After noticing a string of angry responses, Cher followed up her tweet with a second post.

It read: “Wrestled with this tweet, because I thought some people wouldn’t understand, or believe an entertainer could have honest emotions about being a human being suffering and 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, and I will help.”

She then made an official apology and said she was ‘truly sorry’.

It read: “I just got off the phone with my friend Karen. Told her what happened and realised you can p*** people off and hurt them by not knowing everything that’s not appropriate to say.

“I know people apologise when they’re in a jam but to God, I’m truly sorry if I’ve upset anyone in the black community.

“I know my heart.”

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Written by Aimee Walker

Aimee is a senior content editor at IGV who specialises in finding the best original stories, trending topics and entertainment news. She graduated from Birmingham City University with a degree in Media and Communications.