As the trial of Derek Chauvin rolls on more and more people weigh in on what’s happening in the courtroom. Many folks ultimately reminisce of the day of the murder as news unfolds, celebrities are no different. In a recent tweet music icon Cher revealed to her following that she essentially wished she could have been at the scene of the crime to be able to help.
Cher mentioned in the tweet that this was a part of a conversation that she was having with her mother, Georgia Holt. When Holt mentioned to her how appalled she was of what had happened.
The issue that many of followers had with the tweet was that it exposed Cher’s “white savior complex”. The deleted tweet where Cher expressed that she wished she could have been there to help Floyd was not the first one that she’d sent on the matter. Actually on April second Cher had tweeted this about what she believed her role in an equal rights movement could be.
“Whites Can No Longer Stand On The Side-
lines.We Must STAND In Solidarity With Our Blk
Brothers & Sisters In Every KU KLUX KLAN STATE.”
The tweet goes on to reference specific political views on her part. Yet this tweet did not generate the amount of backlash that the first George Floyd tweet brought forth.
It certainly seems that Cher was going to stick this one out before she decided that it was best to give in and issue an apology. In the tweet that followed her initial statement about wanting to help George Floyd, she exposed that even though she’s an entertainer she can have “honest emotions”.
Eventually it seems that the public pressure was too great and she ultimately had to give in and apologize to ease some of the negative comments that were reaching her.
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 (@cher) April 3, 2021
In a bit of irony, after giving it some thought and speaking with her friend “Karen” Cher decided to not stand her ground and ultimately apologize to the people who felt wronged by her statements. She even acknowledges that she understands “Ppl Apologize When They’re In a Jam”. This certainly seemed like it described her situation perfectly.
Since the publication of these tweets there have been arguments made on both sides of the spectrum in Cher’s twitter feed which has become a debate blog.
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❤️
— Cher (@cher) April 3, 2021
There were certainly a wide array of tweets to choose from that brought up conflicting points. On the side of portraying Cher as having a white savior complex a user tweeted,
“A “desire to help” doesn’t exactly equate to actually helping. Which is the actual criticism.”
While on the other side of the spectrum people commented
“As you say, those who know you know who you are, what you meant and what you believe in.”
As the trial rolls on in court, it will also continue in the court of public opinion where more than one celebrity will probably find themselves in hot water over a tweet before it’s all set and done.