Cher quickly deletes vile tweet about Trump, and what she’d ‘love’ to see happen to him in jail

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 16: Cher attends the UK Premiere of "Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again" at Eventim Apollo on July 16, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
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A shocking tweet posted by the singer known as Cher suggests she thinks it’s OK to wish sexual assault on another human being. Well, so long as that other human being is President Donald Trump, that is.

“Been giving impeachment much thought throughout the day & I would [love] 2 see Trump impeached, brought 2 trial, [locked] up in [chains], & boy toy of Big Bubba,” she wrote in a since-deleted tweet.

Note that the quote above has been edited to make it more legible.

A screenshot of the original tweet may be viewed below, via the Daily Mail:

(Tweet screenshot)

It’s unclear why Cher composes her tweets if as she’s a 5-year-old child.

What she meant by “boy toy of Big Bubba” was that she hoped the president would be raped in prison. While it remains unclear when exactly the tweet was posted, it drew attention early Thursday morning when English journalist and commentator Piers Morgan replied to it.

“Cher says she wants President Trump to be raped in prison as ‘Toy boy of Big Bubba,'” he tweeted at 1:42 am EST. “Disgusting, and if she’d said it about Obama she would never work again.”

View this and other critical replies below:

Morgan had a point about Obama. Perhaps because of his race or maybe because of his politics, former President Barack Obama was essentially insulated from insulting remarks.

In fact, Obama was insulated from any form of criticism. When then-The Daily Caller reporter Neil Munro tried to question him during an event in 2012, for instance, the entire media turned on him.

Regarding Cher’s joke about Trump, though he and Obama are veritable arch-nemeses, the evidence suggests even the former president wouldn’t have tolerated this quip. Why? Because he had a strict policy against making jokes about the epidemic of prison rape.

“We should not be tolerating rape in prison, and we shouldn’t be making jokes about it in our popular culture. That is no joke. These things are unacceptable,” he said during a criminal justice reform-related event in 2015. On this one issue, he certainly wasn’t wrong.

Dovetailing back to the president, about two hours after Morgan posted his criticism of Cher’s tweet, she returned to Twitter to issue a non-apology apology.

“This is not [an] apology,” she wrote. “It’s a Cher ‘wtf moment’. Don’t usually delete my twts, but sometimes I need 2 check myself. “What I thought of as [a] stupid joke ‘on paper’, went 2 far.”

“Think Trump belongs in jail, but Big Bubba joke was wrong. If I tweet, I have twt, I have a responsiblity. There’s a line not 2 cross.”



While it’s true that she admitted that wishing rape on the president “was wrong,” she did explicitly say that her tweet isn’t an apology. This suggests she stands by her original sentiment and does therefore feel that it’s OK to wish sexual assault on people whom she dislikes.

No matter, the response she received was arguably even more critical than the first time around.


The latter Twitter user may have had a valid point. Given all the hateful and vile things Cher has tweeted ever since Trump entered the White House, it does seem like her remark wasn’t a joke but rather a reflection of the “ugliness” that resides within her heart.



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