Over the weekend, pop icon Cher had a temper tantrum on Twitter and referred to President Trump as a “cancer ravaging the nation.”
“Trump’s a Cancer Ravaging Our Nation. He’s a Malignant Tumor Eating Its Way Through Our Constitution, Our Honor,& Our Standing In The [World],” the “Believe” the singer wrote. “He’d Gut The 1st Amendment If He Could, 2 Stop Americans Right 2 a Free Press. He’d Imprison Reporters, Until They Were Desperate Enough 2 Lie 4 Him.”
That rant of a tweet followed another rant of a tweet that blasted Trump with a litany of insults: “sociopath” and “racist rat” were among those listed.
Rubba Dub Dub One Lying Con Man,Criminal,Conspirator,
Charlatan,Bully,Decaying, Sociopath,Draft Dodger,
Despot,& Loathsome RACIST RAT WHO EVER STOLE AN ELECTION,WITH PUTINS HELP,
Not that it matters in the age of the internet, where written words travel faster than the speed of light and remain etched in digital stone forever, but Cher deleted both tweets hours later and issued an apology.
“I Say What I feel,But There’s a Responsibility That Goes With That.I Walk Knifes Edge,But Sometimes It’s Too far.This Is Not An Apology….Its a Reprimand,” she wrote. “Just Because I CAN SAY ANYTHING…Doesn’t Mean I SHOULD. Sometimes I Learn The Hard Way,Over & Over. Humans are Fallible.”
What prompted the apology from Cher is yet to be discovered, but it’s not as if she lost her temper and let her Twitter fingers go on cruise control for a few moments. For several years now, the singer has continuously gone “too far” from the comfort of her Twitter fortress, and yet, never an apology — even for tweets that read like the longest book title ever. (Note to Cher: either go “ALL CAPS” or don’t go at all.)
Ironically, there once was a time when Cher could find the CAPS LOCK, enabling her to tweet: “GOP WANT WOMEN 2B READY FOR RAPE!”
Cher once called Sarah Palin the “C” word:
Cher once promised to “leave the planet” if Trump were elected; she never kept her promise.
If Cher could turn back time, I’m sure she’d apologize for every single time she went “too far.”