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’.
“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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