Cher apologizes for her comments on George Floyd’s case ;

Farwa Raza

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Netizens accused Cher of speaking from her “white privileges” in the case of Goerge Floyd, and now she asked for a huge apology.

Cher apologized to those she offended with a controversial comment on George Floyd’s death.

On Friday (April 2), in the midst of the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, accused of killing Floyd, the 74-year-old singer-actress tweeted about how she thinks she might have helped save Floyd.

It was through his official Twitter account that he made the “controversial” comment.

“I was talking to mom and she said ‘I saw the trial of the cop who killed George Floyd and I cried. I said ‘Mom, I know this is going to sound CRAZY but … I kept thinking … Maybe if I had been there … I could have helped,’ Cher wrote in the now-deleted tweet.

Many followers disagreed with the comment, accusing Cher of having a “white savior complex” and making the topic of Floyd’s death on her. Cher’s name became a trending topic Saturday morning on Twitter.

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“Um… Cher, I think you’re cool and all, but you’re not. George Floyd’s murder is not about you. Don’t do it for yourself. And don’t inadvertently insult the traumatized witnesses who WERE there and did everything they could to save their lives, ”one person tweeted.

Another wrote that if the EMS firefighter who tried to intervene was unsuccessful, surely the singer had no chance so they branded her as believing that she has any magical power, as the police would not allow anyone to interfere in their business.

Some also came out in defense of the artist as Cher constantly helps all communities. More than most “So if a kind old lady wants to wish she was there to help. I don’t see the damn harm. Calm down,” someone tweeted.

Following the backlash, Cher posted a couple of tweets apologizing for her comments.

“I struggled with this Twt, because I thought that some people would not understand, or believe that an entertainer could have sincere emotions about a human being, suffering and dying, even if it is only shown on television. You don’t know what I’ve done, who I am, or what I believe in. I CAN, HAVE, AND WILL … HELP, ”Cher wrote Saturday.

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He added in a second tweet: “I just got off the phone with my friend Karen. I told him what happened and he realized that he can make people angry and hurt if he doesn’t know everything that is “NOT appropriate” to say. I know people apologize when they are in a bind, BUT TO GOD, I AM REALLY SORRY if I upset anyone in the Blk community. I know my heart ”

In May 2020, a video of the unarmed black man’s death surfaced, revealing Chauvin kneeling on Floyd’s neck for more than nine minutes.

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