Cher laughed at ‘white savior’ after George Floyd tweeted: ‘Maybe if I had been there … I could have helped’

Cher laughed at 'white savior' after George Floyd tweeted: 'Maybe if I had been there ... I could have helped'


If she could turn back time, if she could find a way.

Cher caught fire on social media Friday night over a tweet she posted claiming that as she watched Derek Chauvin’s murder trial on TV she kept wondering if she could have help George Floyd if she had been at the scene before her death.

“I was talking with mom and she said, ‘I watched the trial of the policeman who killed George Floyd and cried,” ”Cher wrote. “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 you.’ ‘

While many of her followers appreciated the feelings, others hinted that she was acting like a “white savior.”

“this is the savior yt complex for me, there is still time to do this …” wrote one commentator while another said “the murder of George Floyd is not about you.”

Another commentator argued that Cher’s tweet “downplayed” the efforts of witnesses who were actually at the scene in Minneapolis last May and were trying to help Floyd.

“There have been MULTIPLE testimonials from everyone from a firefighter to an MMA fighter to an elderly man who has tried to calm the situation down,” the commentator wrote.

“Love my honey but oof. It was a bit too complex of white savior for me. I know she means okay and probably doesn’t understand but… honey… no,” wrote another .

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In defense of others’ critical tweets, another Twitter user said it was “tiring” for blacks to see whites “using our horror as their hypothetical hero declaration.”

However, many fans have championed the singing legend.

“Why is someone angry with Cher?” one person wrote. “Most people who saw him think or hope they could have helped. That’s why so many witnesses are crying at the booth. If Cher is using her fame to help, thank you.”

Cher wrote another tweet earlier this week applauding witnesses who tried to help.

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“Feel so incredibly sad for the brave Ppl who resisted their testimony, and The George Floyd Murder Chronicle for everyone to see,” she wrote on Wednesday. “These were Americans who couldn’t / couldn’t get away from another human being having their last breath… crushed from their body.”

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