Cher issues second apology for George Floyd tweet after 'soul searching,' vows to think before she tweets

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Cher issued another apology for her recent controversial tweet about the murder of George Floyd following some "soul searching."

The "Turn Back Time" singer has been under fire for several days after sharing a tweet about the ongoing trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who is accused of murdering Floyd when he knelt on his neck during an arrest in May of 2020. Cher was accused of acting like a "white savior" by noting that she felt she could have stopped the death if she was there at the time of the incident.

Although she previously issued an apology for the tweet, the star took to Twitter again on Tuesday to once again note how contrite she is over her comment and vowed to do better with her social media presence going forward.

"These last days have been Hard,Soul Searching,Painful Ones. My Wording Was Wrong/Imprecise," she wrote. "When I’m Over-emotional I Should Wait,Walk Away, Then Twt."

Cher continued: "I Felt Sorrow,& Did Wish I Could have Helped George. Sometimes you can feel what you can’t Explain in a twt.Sorry is All I Have."

In her original, since-deleted tweet, Cher wrote that she was talking with her mother about the trial.

"Was talking With Mom & She Said ‘I Watched Trial Of Policeman Who Killed George Floyd,& Cried,'" it read. "I Said ‘Mom,I Know This Is Gonna Sound CRAZY,But.. I Kept Thinking .....Maybe If I’d Been There,...I Could’ve Helped."

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