Metro Weekly

Cher calls Trump a “demented racist” on Twitter

The gay icon apologized to Britain after Trump retweeted anti-Muslim content

Cher – Photo: Machado Cicala Morassut.

Cher has torn into President Donald Trump after he retweeted anti-Muslim videos from a member of a far-right British organization.

Trump shared videos from Britain First deputy leader Jayda Fransen, which claimed to show Muslims committing acts of violence and assault.

His apparent endorsing of the tweets — sent to his almost 44 million followers — drew outrage from British politicians, with Prime Minister Theresa May calling it “wrong” to share them and saying Britain First exists to “divide communities through their use of hateful narratives.”

Apologizing to Britain for Trump’s actions, Cher called Trump a “demented racist” and said he was an “insufferable” clown.

The “Believe” singer (and gay icon) said she was “proud” that British politicians had stood up to Trump and publicly opposed his actions.

Check out her (signature all-caps) tweet below:

In addition to its anti-Muslim sentiments, Britain First has a history of anti-LGBTQ actions. Just this year, the group’s Facebook page seemed furious that a reality dating show would feature all-LGBTQ contestants for the first time.

After branding the move “political correctness,” Britain First’s followers quickly filled the comments section with homophobic and anti-LGBTQ language, including asking why a lesbian relationship was being “pushed down everyone else’s throat like it is normal, which it isn’t.”

Cher isn’t the only gay icon signalling their disdain for Trump on Twitter. Just last week, Bette Midler read Trump for a tweet in which he said he was America’s favorite president.

Midler retorted that she’d prefer any other president, including “the 39 who are currently decomposing corpses.”

[ninja-inline id=73197′

Please Support Metro Weekly

As a free LGBTQ publication, Metro Weekly relies on advertising in order to bring you unique, high quality journalism, both online and in our weekly edition. The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has forced many of our incredible advertisers to temporarily close their doors to protect staff and customers, and so we’re asking you, our readers, to help support Metro Weekly during this trying period. We appreciate anything you can do, and please keep reading us on the website and our new Digital Edition, released every Thursday and available for online reading or download.

Rhuaridh Marr is Metro Weekly's managing editor. He can be reached at

Leave a Comment: