Cher Ridiculed For Wondering if She Could Have Prevented George Floyd's Death

Legendary singer Cher has been relentlessly mocked on social media after she tweeted that she could have helped prevent George Floyd's death if she had been there.

Cher had shared her views about the unfolding trial of former Minnesota police officer Derek Chauvin on Twitter and claimed in one post that she cried after seeing footage of Floyd calling out for his mother.

But, it was an April 2 tweet that raised eyebrows online where, during a conversation with her mother Georgia Holt, Cher appeared to suggest she could have helped Floyd had she been there.

The singer posted: "Was talking with mom and she said 'I watched the trial of policeman who killed George Floyd and 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."

She ended her post with a sad emoji face.

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

As of the publishing of this article, Cher's tweet has been quote tweeted more than 4,370 times and liked on more than 9,250 occasions.

Shortly after the tweet was posted, dozens of people replied to Cher either to mock her or to question whether the singer was right to share it.

One commenter, whose reply was liked more than 2,300 times, said: "Um...Cher, I think you're great and all, but this ain't it. George Floyd's murder isn't about you.

"Don't make it about you. And don't inadvertently insult the traumatized witnesses who were there and did their damndest to save his life."

Cher baby I know you probably took a minute to type this but delete it hun pic.twitter.com/0YVt7quTtp

— YUNG RAPUNXEL 🗡️ᴺᴹ (@MioPioTrio) April 3, 2021

Another poster said alongside an image of Nicki Minaj looking blankly off-camera:" Cher baby I know you probably took a minute to type this but delete it hun."

A third person simply added above a money exchange meme photo that said "delete this post": "I'm begging."

Numerous others replied to Cher with photos of celebrities, such as Kanye West, Britney Spears and Beyonce, being photographed looking awkward.

But, many supported the "Strong Enough" singer and praised Cher for sharing her emotions about the high-profile trial.

It’s crazy how many misunderstood Cher’s tweet. She’s not talking about being a celeb or savior - but the helplessness we all feel repeatedly watching Mr. Floyd suffer & die. We want to reach through the TV screen. We want to go back in time. We want to save him. “If only ...” 💔

— 🎼 Mixty Motions™ (@MixtyMotions) April 3, 2021

One said: "Why is anyone mad at Cher? Most ppl who saw it thinks or hopes they could've helped. That's why so many of the witnesses cry on the stand. If Cher uses her celebrity to help, thanks."

Another added: "It's crazy how many misunderstood Cher's tweet. She's not talking about being a celeb or savior - but the helplessness we all feel repeatedly watching Mr. Floyd suffer and die.

"We want to reach through the TV screen. We want to go back in time. We want to go back in time. We want to save him 'If only…'"

Cher's comment happened as the prosecution continued to press their case against Chauvin.

Earlier this month, the jury heard Sergeant David Ploeger testify that Chauvin should have stopped pressing his knee into Floyd's neck as he no longer offered resistance during his arrest.

On the fourth day of the murder trial in the May 2020 death of Floyd, Sgt Ploeger said: "When Mr. Floyd was no longer offering up any resistance to the officers, they could have ended their restraint."

Cher was mocked over her tweet
Cheer was mocked online over her tweet where she appeared to suggest she "could've helped" George Floyd. In this photo, Cher poses at the opening night of the new musical "The Cher Show" on Broadway at The Neil Simon Theatre on December 3, 2018 in New York City. Bruce Glikas / Contributor/Getty