During the 40th Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull snapped a selfie with party performer and gay-icon Cher sharing the image across social media.
“Welcome to Sydney, Cher!… thrilled to be with you at the 40th Mardi Gras & first since Australia achieved marriage equality.” Turnbull tweeted.
Responding to the outcry from offended Twitter users Cher apologised in response to one tweet and consoled in another.
— Mattie Love (@_Mattie_Love) March 3, 2018
A TRUE LEADER VALUES & LEADS “ALL HIS PPL”, EVEN IF HE DOESN’T”GET”ALL HIS PPL‼HE MUST”RESPECT THE INTRINSIC VALUE OF THOSE HES BEEN CHOSEN TO SERVE‼YOU’VE COME THIS FAR…..YOU ARE HEROS‼YOU CAN ACCOMPLISH ANYTHING YOU SET YOUR ❤❤TO‼
IF I CAN HELP ASK
— Cher (@cher) March 3, 2018
The man you talked to is a liar. He illegally detains refugees/asylum seekers who are PoC in off-shore concentration camps were they are tortured, abused & killed. He speaks only in support of trump. He ensured LGBTIQ people were taunted and abused for months last year. Sorry. https://t.co/WrVG3QINP0
— Jenny Frecklington-Jones (@Triplejay58) March 4, 2018
Am so sorry. Guess that’s why I have FEW Friends Who Are Politicians.He Seemed Very Open & excited about MARDI
GRAS,AND LGBT COMMUNITY.
— Cher (@cher) March 4, 2018