Cher might not be the youngest person on social media, but not one of her successors — Madonna, Lady Gaga, or Miley Cyrus — can match her social media prowess.
Cher’s feed, if you aren’t familiar with it, is witty and very opinionated. And trust me, Cher’s passion for social justice didn’t die with the 60s.
She often weighs in on politics:
This is how she describes herself:
Papermag.com called her “the only political pundit that (SIC) matters.”
Cher, as a mother, I’m sure, was particularly affected by the teen girl in South Carolina who was dragged from her school desk by an abusive cop.
The video only shows the interaction from the time the cop tipped over the girl’s desk to knock her out of it, so naturally, the abuse-defenders’ reactions were that we don’t know what happened before the abuse. Cher was having none of that:
Most people agreed with Cher, but an occasional Twitter user would leave a comment like this:
Some even claimed that they did know what happened beforehand, and the answer is “nothing.”
The controversy came when a now deleted Twitter user named Monicah Stone. Here’s more on Monicah:
What was the tweet she so desperately wanted to delete (thank you, Internet-where-nothing-ever-dies, for screen captures)?
Cher and her followers were brutal (okay, “brutal” might be overselling it):
But they were right. There is absolutely nothing, short of her having a weapon, that could justify the girl being batted around like a rag doll.
The officer has been suspended, so at least there’s that.
Featured image via Wikipedia.