Cher Bashes Mitt Romney on Twitter, Then Deletes Tweets

Cher has always been opinionated, and not terribly shy about it either. She had a few incendiary things to say aimed at presidential hopeful Mitt Romney via her Twitter on Tuesday, and her criticism isn’t too surprising. The fact that she deleted those nasty-grams shortly after posting them? Well, that is a little surprising.

So what inspired this postmortem restraint on the part of the legendary pop star? According to E!, it could be the response she got. One of her Tweets from this morning (since deleted) said, “If ROMNEY gets elected I don’t know if I can breathe same air as Him his Right Wing Racist Homophobic Women Hating Tea Bagger Masters.”

She got a multitude of responses all across the spectrum, some just downright mean. One response to her original post caused her to retort, “Nice Mouth ! U learn that at Church, Gun Show,or how to press your Klan costume Klass?” Another user called her an “atten.whore,” causing Cher to fire back with, “Actually I’m Not if u Dislike Me SO.. Get Off My Site it Cant B Fun 4 U !”

Another Tweet, now deleted, said “TOO HARSH? That’s me Holding BACK! They care nothing about the POOR The OLD The SICK The HUNGRY CHILDREN People striving 4 a Better LIFE ! –” though with all the selective self-publishing, it’s hard to tell who-or-what it was directed at.

It wasn’t just criticism though – a lot of Cher’s fans supported her via Twitter too, apologizing on behalf of less-tactful followers. “Cher u need to DELETE, DELETE, DELETE. I dont believe how rude people can be!” said one user. Another said, “you being a hell of a talented person, i admire your tenacity and honesty, its refreshing!” It seemed to cheer her up, too. This afternoon, Cher posted “Hi Lovelies!hope U R having GREAT Day or Nite!” adding, “Sorry I Let The Dogs Out,But I Should Have Remembered 1must watch what They Say These Days!”

Ah, there’s the reason.

When asked if some of the comments upset her, she replied, “No Sweetheart Just ‘STRONG ENOUGH’!!”

Though the original Tweets were deleted, the resulting melee is still visible on Cher’s Twitter.

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