Cher Apologizes For Tweet With Bomb Emoji Following Istanbul Terror Attack

Katie Jerkovich Entertainment Reporter
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Cher apologized for her tweet with a bomb emoji following the terror attack in Istanbul.

On Wednesday, the 70-year-old singer posted a tweet after terrorists detonated suicide bombs at the Ataturk Airport in Turkey killing 42 people and injuring 230 others. (RELATED: Cher Attacks Trump At Clinton Fundraiser: ‘I Just Want To Blow My Brains Out’)

“We all pray for innocent people in Turkey airport,” Cher tweeted. At the end of the message she included a bomb emoji and an explosion emoji.


Soon after she was roundly criticized for being insensitive. She later responded that people were correct and apologized.

“Been thinking about my poorly placed, insensitively timed ‘bomb Emoji,'” she added. “No Excuse. I’m used to using emoji to help say more than 140 letters. Sorry.”

“No tweets today, cause, wanted to think about sensitivity,” she continued. “Meant no disrespect, but that’s not enough. Down a few pegs, is ok #WalkAMileInTheirShoes.”