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Cher apologizes for 'not appropriate' George Floyd tweet

April 5, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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Music legend Cher has apologized for a tweet in which she theorized that she could have prevented George Floyd's death.

(CNN)Music legend Cher has apologized for a tweet in which she theorized that she could have prevented George Floyd's death.

Floyd, an unarmed black man, died in police custody in May last year after Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin pressed his knee on his neck for nearly nine minutes during his arrest.

Cher came under fire on Friday night after expressing the belief that had she been in Minneapolis at the time, her intervention could have saved Floyd's life.

The singer and actress told her 3. 9 million Twitter followers in a since-deleted tweet: "Was talking with Mom & She Said 'I Watched Trial Of Policeman Who Killed George Floyd, & 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. "

The tweet provoked widespread criticism, with some online commentators accusing her of having a "white savior" complex.

One Twitter user wrote: "@Cher I say this with respect: White savior complex.

Cher initially responded to the controversy around the tweet by doubling down on her stance and telling fans: "You Don't Know What I've Done,Who I Am,Or What I Believe.

The 74-year-old singer later returned to the platform to apologize for her earlier words, saying she had spoken to a friend who made her realize "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 [heart]," the Grammy award-winner said.

Chauvin, 45, has pleaded not guilty to the charges against him, with his defense attorney Eric Nelson arguing that video evidence failed to fully capture the complexity of the moment and that Chauvin followed his police training.

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