Pop singer Cher has been in the music industry for almost six decades, some of which is remembered tonight on BBC at 9pm. During her life, Cher has seen many political fiascos, and has never kept her views on those in charge quiet. And this isn’t just with politicians in her native America.
From the start of the Brexit referendum, the singer had been staunchly against it and stayed up to watch as the results came in.
Once it was announced that Britons had decided for the UK to leave the EU, the actress tweeted: “I took no side. I only prayed for [the] UK (people). The choice was made. I fear (for) my own. We (are) split too and I fear it will take us down.”
Barely a week later Cher’s digital tirade against soon-to-be Prime Minister Boris Johnson, and Nigel Farage, began as she labelled them both “definite t*****s”.
If her view of Johnson was not already evident, a Twitter user questioned what she thought of Johnson assuming the role of Foreign Secretary.
The A-lister replied: “Think he’s (a) f*****g idiot who lied to British (people) and didn’t have the (balls) to lead them once the ‘leave’ vote won!”
Catering to her international audience, the singer offered a translation for her American followers as she posted an image of Farage and Johnson.
She tweeted: “In (America) they’d be twiddle dumb and tiddle dumber. In UK they’re twiddle t****r and twiddle w****r.”
The following year, as Donald Trump became President of the United States, Cher shifted her distaste to politics in her home country, but kept her British audience up to date.
She questioned the validity of his position tweeting: “How can Donald Trump (be) the president of the United States of America. He doesn’t have two brain cells to rub together.”
In the comment section of this tweet, Cher compared Trump to May in a peculiar way, saying: “She is (the) love child of Nigel Farage’s dad and Cruella di Vil. Trump is (the) love child of Cesare Borgia and (a wolly) mammoth.”
Turning back to British politics in 2018, the singer questioned why another Brexit vote was not possible, tweeting: “No food is a game changer. How can you explain to kids they don’t have food because Nigel Farage and Boris Johnson are idiots who never had a plan B for after Brexit.
“They can’t find their collective asses with both hands, a map, Siri and GPS.”
Her candid opinions did not come without rebuke, as the public figure received equal amounts of criticism and support in her comment section.
The singer appeared on The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell in January this year, and explained: “If you’ve ever read any of my tweets, you just know I’m so insanely political.
“I get myself in so much trouble, but I don’t care.”
With Trump now out of office, O’Donnell questioned if Cher felt any different under Joe Biden’s presidency, which garnered a surprising response.
She said: “Well, I’d like to get in there and kind of scramble it up, because I really wish the Democrats would just go on full-tilt and run around with their hair on fire.
“Time’s a wastin’ guys, and somebody’s got to light a fire.”
In recent months Cher’s brutal tirades against her home politics have changed slightly with the Roe V Wade ruling which gave individual states in America the power to ban abortions.
Rather than launching into an attack against the bodies behind this move, the singer shared a tender, emotional moment instead.
She tweeted: “When I was young I had three miscarriages. First at 18. I was alone in our house.
“(Sonny) came home and I was sobbing and rocking on our floor. When I got to (the doctor) I was screaming in pain. Couldn’t even stop in (the) elevator.
“(Doctor) sent me straight to hospital and into (the) operation room. What would happen to me today?”
Cher at the BBC airs on BBC Two tonight at 9pm.