In a now-deleted tweet, pop singer Cher appeared to call for the legal execution of President Trump, before continuing in an online rant that culminated with her expressing shame for her words.
In what appeared to be an attempted criticism of Trump's handling of the coronavirus pandemic, the singer began:
"THERE'S A NAME 4 KILLING SOMEONE…ITS CALLED 'MURDER.' IF YOU MURDER MORE THAN ONE PERSON YOU ARE A MASS MURDERER. THERE ARE MANY PUNISHMENTS FOR DIFFERENT DEGREES OF MURDER, BUT WHEN SOMEONE 'KNOWINGLY 'MURDERS PEOPLE… THE PUNISHMENT IS DEATH. Trump's a mass murderer… hhmm."
It did not take long for Cher to begin feeling public pressure for hinting at executing the country's chief executive, prompting her to delete the remark. Not long after, she admitted that she might have gone too far, but "it was too much" for her to handle when she saw that the Trump administration had kept money from the 9/11 first responders fund.
She said she regretted not appealing to her "higher angels" before tweeting.
Seven minutes later, the pop star had slipped into shame:
? This is not the first time that Cher has accused Trump of mass murder. In July, she suggested that he was killing Americans "without a thought." At that time, she advocated for solitary confinement, rather than execution.