Cher Has Apologised For Posing For A Mardi Gras Selfie With Malcolm Turnbull
If only she could turn back time.
Pop star Cher has apologised for posing for a selfie with Malcolm Turnbull during the Mardi Gras parade, after being schooled by fans on the government’s less than stellar track record on LGBTIQ+ rights.
The Prime Minister shared the photo on Twitter, along with a caption in which he said he was thrilled to welcome the singer to the first Mardi Gras since the passage of marriage equality. But many users took issue with Turnbull’s presence at the event given the enormous hurt his party caused the queer community by forcing them to go through the ludicrous postal survey.
— Malcolm Turnbull (@TurnbullMalcolm) March 3, 2018
Do you have any shame….at all.
The ‘postal survey’ was awful. Perhaps you can tell Cher all about it.
— Phil Jones (@Phil_n_thropy) March 3, 2018
Given the damage you’ve done to the LGBTQIA community, I’m amazed you and your spouse have the gall to appear so blatantly at this event.
— Dame Queen Fiona (@fionajreynolds) March 3, 2018
Suck all of our dicks you skid mark
— stereogamous (@stereogamous) March 3, 2018
Others tweeted at Cher directly, asking why she would be willing to pose for such a photo.
@Cher Turnbull and his party ignored the warnings of experts about the damage including suicide that the plebiscite might cause to vulnerable people in the LGBTQI community. He threw them under the bus for his ratings. https://t.co/D5y5PxSVEj #Mentalhealth #LGBTQI
— Fusion Prog Guy (@FusionProgGuy) March 5, 2018
@cher I urge you to say something about Malcolm Turnbull and renounce the photo that you had with him at Mardi Gras because he doesn’t care about gay people
— jay whitehall (@jay_whitehall) March 4, 2018
— Mattie Love (@_Mattie_Love) March 3, 2018
Cher initially said she found the PM reasonable and caring.
I’m not sure what you mean.
The Man I Talked To Seemed PROUD OF EVERYONE AT THE PARADE. Am I Missing. Something⁉️
The Man I TALKED Could Be Reasoned With,The Man I Talked TO Believes In Equal Rights for ALL OF HIS PPL.THE MAN I TAKED TO WILL LISTEN &
— Cher (@cher) March 3, 2018
But after asking her followers to “school me” on Turnbull (they were all too happy to oblige), the pop star apologised for the photo, tweeting “guess that’s why I have few friends who are politicians. He seemed very open and excited about Mardi Gras and LGBT community.”
Am so sorry. Guess that’s why I have FEW Friends Who Are Politicians.He Seemed Very Open & excited about MARDI
GRAS,AND LGBT COMMUNITY.
— Cher (@cher) March 4, 2018