Specifically, she criticized Sanders for dressing like a polygamous “sister wife” during a recent press conference, writing, “would someone please tell Sarah Huckabee Sanders to stop dressing like a sister wife.” In addition to the request, Cher also included a picture of two sister wives to highlight her point.
Would someone please tell Sarah Huckabee Sanders to stop dressing like a sister wife pic.twitter.com/7MC5epIzIR
— Cher (@cher) January 23, 2018
Unsurprisingly, the pop star’s tweet subsequently sparked a massive amount of outrage. For example, in response to what she wrote, Twitter user Lisa Buik tweeted, “just because you may not like someone or agree with their politics, does not mean you have to be rude and start making fun of her looks. It just makes you look like you have no ability to debate an issue so you try to hurt someone instead.”
In a follow-up tweet, she added, “and it really is the biggest problem we are having in this country. All the name calling, making fun of and bullying. The President, politicians, celebrities like [Cher], kids, neighbors, relatives, it is all awful. When you say the ugly things, it weakens your points and soul.”
Just because you may not like someone or agree with their politics, does not mean you have to be rude and start making fun of her looks.
It just makes you look like you have no ability to debate an issue so you try to hurt someone instead. #disappointed
— Lisa Buik (@swashygirl) January 23, 2018
Twitter user Stefanie Mullins also spoke out against Cher’s tweet. “Funny how you change your perspective on feminism to suit your own agenda when it’s convenient. Come up with an argument, say something smart about why you disagree with Sarah Huckabee! Come on I know you can do it if you try!” she wrote.
“What happened to the feminist ideal that women shouldn’t have to dress up, wear make-up, bras, lose weight, etc to please others? Lately, I’ve seen more sexism from women than men,” added a third person who was also outraged over what Cher said.
But unfortunately, rather than apologize for her terrible comment, Cher decided to double down on what she said. “SHE’S RUDE, AND SHE LIES!! THERES [sic] NO SPECIAL DISPENSATION FOR A WOMAN WHO’S A B****,” tweeted the singer in response to the outrage.
SHE’S RUDE,AND SHE LIES‼️THERES NO SPECIAL DISPENSATION FOR A WOMAN WHO’S A BITCH
— Cher (@cher) January 23, 2018
In a separate tweet, she added, “could You [be] Any WEAKER [baby]!? I’ve had ppl say nasty things about me & my clothes for 53 yrs. Some days Lead, Some Days Feathers. Are you such Princess’s that a stupid joke gets your knickers in a twist!? You dislike/Hate me, & I Don’t care. Perhaps Walmart’s Sells backbones.”
Sadly, Cher’s attack on Sanders isn’t entirely surprising due to the fact that she’s earned the ire of many on the left for repeatedly praising President Donald Trump during press conferences and pushing back against the “fake news” that’s consistently being spread by the liberal media. A few weeks ago, for instance, Sanders outraged many on the left after she used her incredible intellect to shut down CNN’s Jim Acosta.
Specifically, while speaking to Sanders earlier this week at a White House press conference, Acosta asked, “there seems to be a pattern…where the president watches something on Fox & Friends…There have been folks out there who’ve said there’s a cause and effect. He watches something on ‘Fox & Friends’ and then he tweets about it. Is that [happening]and does that go on?”
In response, Sanders stated, “I’m sure you’re disappointed that he’s not watching CNN.”
Upon hearing this, Acosta replied, “I think he’s watching a lot of CNN if you don’t mind me saying.”
Without hesitation, though, Sanders completely dismissed his claim. “I don’t think that’s true. I think your numbers would be higher,” countered Sanders, whose comments were met with gasps and groans. Acosta then tried to defend his employer but Sanders refused to dwell on the subject and promptly went on to talk about other topics.
And during a press conference a few weeks prior to that, she also pushed back against a reporter questioned Sanders about money that President Trump previously gave to Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY). “The President gave almost $8,000 dollars to Sen. Gillibrand over the years. His daughter also gave her $2,000. What specifically did they get for these contributions?” asked the reporter.
In response, Sanders told him that people typically donate for “access.” In an attempt to explain, she stated, “a member of Congress will take your phone call. They’ll take your meeting. And if you’re driving something as a businessman that the President may or may not be driving at any particular point, you can talk to that individual about it and sometimes they’ll carry your water.”
Sanders then added, “that’s the reason that we have a broken system. That’s the reason that often special interests control our government more than the people do.”
She also mentioned that wanting to fix the broken system was “one of the reasons that [Trump] ran to be president” and “one of the top reasons that he won and that he’s sitting in the oval office today and Hillary Clinton is not.” To clarify, she claimed that “[Trump] couldn’t be bought and everybody knew that [Clinton] could because they have seen it time and time again.”
Without a doubt, Cher’s attack on Sanders is absolutely reprehensible. On top of that, it also highlights the sad fact that many on the left really only care about respecting women when they agree with them politically.