Cher took to Twitter to express a wish to see President Trump sexually assaulted like a “Toy Boy of Big Bubba” in prison before deleting the post, claiming it was “a stupid joke.”
The comment came as part of a social media campaign targeted against the president calling for his impeachment, appearing shortly after Special Counsel Robert Mueller made his first public comments on Wednesday on his two-year investigation into alleged Russian collusion with the Trump campaign, where he announced that it was “not an option” for his office to charge a sitting president.
Hours after deleting her post, Cher admitted she had gone a bit “too far” and needed to “check herself,” while insisting that she was not apologizing for her escapade.
This is Not Apology,It’s a Cher ‘wtf Moment’.Dont Usually Delete My Twts,But Sometimes I Need 2 Check Myself.What I Thought Of As Stupid Joke”On Paper”,Went 2 Far.Think trump Belongs In Jail,but Big Bubba Joke Was Wrong.If I Twt,I Have a Responsibility.— Cher (@cher) 30 мая 2019 г.
THERES IS A LINE NOT 2 ❌
In a series of tweets that followed Mueller’s speech, the 73-year-old singer branded the president “a liar”, “a racist” and “a crook” that is prepared to go to great lengths in order “to win,” and also accused the president of “stealing money for the poor.” Her verbal tirade culminated in the following – now deleted- tweet, most of which was written in capital letters and heavily laden with emojis:
“Been Giving IMPEACHMENT MUCH Thought Throughout The Day,& I Would *love* 2 See trump Impeached,Brought 2 Trial, *locked* Up In *prison* & Toy Boy Big Bubba!! My Delight In Seeing trump Run Out Of Town On a Rail, Is More Likely *heart* over *brain*. I WANT WHAT'S BEST 4 DEMOCRATS AND DEMOCRACY.”
The slurs wouldn’t go unnoticed on social networks, with Twitterians rushing en masse to explicitly state their disgust over the comments:
I’m not a Trump fan by any means. But that’s disgusting what cher said 🤮.— Alan Elwell (@elwell_alan) 30 мая 2019 г.
SICK!!— Vince (@VJL33) 30 мая 2019 г.
Well she's insane.— Erik Sabine (@esabine1980) 30 мая 2019 г.
Hate has conquered them All 🥴— Vero🌶❤️🔥📜 (@veronikk) 30 мая 2019 г.
However, Cher’s fame wasn't ignored either, with one person saying that celebs engaging in politics is a common thing today due to their overall loss of relevance:
Poor girl gets blessed and now her opinion matters??? What matters is: she needs our prayers!!❤️🙏— Phillip "the" Church (@PhilChurch23) 30 мая 2019 г.
There’s a common pattern of actors & actresses, that have become irrelevant, sharing their political opinions in the hope that relevant actors & actresses will find favor and agreement. It’s really sad. Makes no one angry, just sad that their lives have come to this point.— John Ayres (@JohnAyr12294351) 30 мая 2019 г.
Cher we always ask you for positive vibes but sometimes we need them in return. Here’s me sending you some positive vibes ✨it’s okay, I love you no matter what ❤️— Natalie (@natalie_lora) 30 мая 2019 г.
Sick comments countering Cher also appeared:
I honestly thought she had died the same year as Michael Jackson.— Classic Spoon (@ClassicSpoon) 30 мая 2019 г.
It is not the first time that the outspoken singer has lashed out at Trump: as recently as March, Cher branded Trump “evil and up to his neck in corruption,” while back in 2015, she claimed he was as “dumb as a mentally challenged fence post.”