Cher Accused of Having ‘White Savior Complex’ for Saying, ‘Maybe … I Could’ve Helped’ George Floyd

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Hollywood superstar Cher is facing a social media pummeling after making an ill-advised comment about the death of George Floyd, saying maybe she “could’ve helped” if only she had been there.

Cher is now facing accusations that she suffers from “white savior complex” — white people’s belief that they can solve problems for minorities. The 74-year-old pop star and actress tweeted her comment late Friday, recounting that she told her mother, ” I Kept Thinking …..Maybe If I’d Been There,…I Could’ve Helped”:

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😔 — Cher (@cher) April 3, 2021

Her comment quickly provoked mockery and accusations of white savior complex, some telling her to delete her tweet:

@cher I say this with respect: White savior complex. Stop. — Goth Frida Kahlo (@_gothbimbo) April 3, 2021

it’s the yt saviour complex for me there’s still time to delete this… pic.twitter.com/cesoL5Ylk5 — airbender supremacy🍄 (@onychibuzo1) April 3, 2021

obviously cher has some sort of white savior complex, but are you seriously suggesting cher would stage a photo op in the midst of an episode of fatal police brutality??? — moderna mami (@braydensonline) April 3, 2021

it’s the white savior complex and making it about her self she could’ve just express her condolences and keep it at the ,,, the rest was so unnecessary — FRED HAMPTON (@ZenxXen) April 3, 2021

One person compared Cher’s comment to Pepsi’s disastrous 2017 commercial about the Black Lives Matter movement, which showed Kendall Jenner achieving peace by handing a police officer a can of Pepsi:

Cher said if she would have been there: pic.twitter.com/aM0nhmcjq5 — Jessica Fyre 💫 (@TheJessieWoo) April 3, 2021

On Friday, Cher also called on white people to “stand in solidarity” with black people against states that have passed voter integrity laws. The pop star referred to those states as “Ku Klux Klan” states:

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.WE MUSTRACIST GOP LAWMAKERS FROM TOTAL DOMINATION OF🇺🇸,& DESTRUCTION OF DEMOCRATS.WE”MUST STOP”GOP BIGOTS FROM TAKING🇺🇸BACK 2 DAYS OF JIM CROW pic.twitter.com/lDc6BwKpFP — Cher (@cher) April 3, 2021

This week, Cher lashed out at Georgia over its new voter integrity law, claiming inaccurately that the law takes away voting rights of black Americans. She also called Republican lawmakers “evil” and “bigots.”

Cher was one of Hollywood’s biggest supporters of Joe Biden during the 2020 presidential election. The star performed at virtual fundraisers and even hit the campaign trail in Nevada for the candidate.

On Saturday, Cher seemed to respond to the backlash her initial Floyd tweet stirred.

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
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