|Cher fights homophobia via Twitter|
|Written by Sage Nenyue|
|Monday, 01 August 2011 14:46|
65-year-old singer and icon Cher (too fabulous for a last name) erupted in gay-allied fury all over Minn. Rep. and presidential contender Michele Bachmann. Cher tweeted on Sunday night:
Just got spam letter from M. Bachman! My reply ! Woman go bake 2 school take history ! & if I was on my deathbed & your best friend was JESUS!!! I WOULDNT VOTE 4 YOUR GAY HATING, BULLY LOVING , POSER CHRISTIAN ASS ! Got One From The TEA PARTY 2.l ! Head STILL SPINNING !Not HAPPY With Leaders.of DEMS & PRES. EIither wtf!
Despite the heavy-handed misspellings—perhaps righteous fury has that effect?—Cher is echoing the sentiment that many in the gay community can vibe to: A sentiment that wonders how it is 2011 and a presidential hopeful can retain hope in an ever-diversifying nation and still be married to a man whose clinic still practices conversion therapy.
Cher replied to this then-new information exactly a month ago:
omg ! Is This true ? He has a Christian clinic where he de-programs gayBoys & Girls ! I'm gonna strangle him with my Boa!
And considering Michele’s husband Marcus Bachmann operates a mental health clinic that provides conversion therapy, the Bachmanns are going to have to do serious damage control and PR-spinning if they want Michele to win the votes of the political left.
Cher is a treasured ally and it would be nice if more celebrities used their renown to fight homophobia in all spheres of life, from politics to media representation and beyond. And while the typing in all caps to show your passion, and the disregard for vowels in words is charming, let’s just take a throwback course with Mavis Beacon Typing Tutor before hitting the tough “stweets” of the world wide web, yes?
h/t Instinct Magazine
Top photo: Cher (via Facebook)
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