Cher apologizes for 'insensitively timed' tweet following Istanbul bombing

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Cher Blasted for 'Insensitive' Tweet Following Turkish Airport Attack

Cher still has a thing or two to learn about Twitter. The 70-year-old music legend apologized to fans on Wednesday after tweeting about the terror attacks at the Istanbul airport that have taken the lives of 42 victims so far.

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In her now-deleted tweet, Cher wrote, "WE ALL PRAY FOR INNOCENT PPL IN TURKEY AIRPORT" and then used a bomb emoji and an explosion emoji. Many fans felt the emojis were off-color and insensitive.

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Entertainers Sonny, right, and Cher sing during taping of "The Danny Thomas Special" in Los Angeles, Ca., on Jan. 21, 1966. (AP Photo)
American entertainer Cher is shown in this candid photo taken in her hotel room in Paris, France, Dec. 1966. (AP Photo)
Cher gets some inquisitive glances from team members Jim Brown, left, the former football star turned actor, and her husband Sonny, right, during taping of "The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour" September 30, 1972. (AP Photo/ho)
Singer and actress Cher is seen, 1978. (AP Photo)
Actress-singer Cher holds the Pudding Pot as she is honored at Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Club Woman of the Year in Cambridge, Mass., Feb. 14, 1985. Cher jokes that she will turn the pot into an earring. The man at left is unidentified. (AP Photo/Paul R. Benoit)
Jack Nicholson, top, is shown with his co-stars in "The Witches of Eastwick," from left to right, Cher, Susan Sarandon and Michelle Pfeiffer, 1987. (AP Photo)
Michael Douglas poses with Cher at the Academy Awards in Los Angeles, April 11, 1988. (AP Photo/Lennox McLendon)
Actress Cher arrives at the West Los Angeles police station, July 27, 1988, to bail out her boyfriend Robert Camilletti who was accused of trying to run down a photographer outside Cher's Benedict Canyon home. (AP Photo/Douglas C. Pizac)
Cher performs early Friday, May 24, 1996, during a dance party at the old Studio 54 in New York, the one-time shrine to decadence that's about to be made over as a virtual reality entertainment center. Cher dedicated the night to Steve Rubell, the former owner of Studio 54, who died in 1989. (AP Photo/Joe Tabacca) <%% 0 PICTURE_OK HEADER_OK 1 1 %%>
US singer/actress Cher, right, has a laugh with Italian presenter Milly Carlucci during the TV Cats international television award gala in Milan late Monday May 4, 1998. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
U.S. Popstar Cher, center, performs in Hamburg, northern Germany, Tuesday, October 26, 1999, at the beginning of her 9-city German tour.(AP Photo/Christof Stache)
Cher poses backstage at the 52nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2000. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
Actress/musician Cher arrives at MTV's music tribute to Aerosmith event mtvICON in Los Angeles, Sunday, April 14, 2002. (AP Photo/Lucy Nicholson)
US pop diva Cher performs during her concert in the Hallenstadion venue in Zurich, Switzerland, as part of The Farewell Tour, on Saturday, May 29, 2004. (AP Photo/Keystone/Steffen Schmidt)
Cher onstage at the 50th Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2008, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian)
Cher in the press room at the 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2010, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Cher arrives at the AFI Lifetime Achievement Awards honoring Mike Nichols, presented by TV Land at Sony Pictures Studios on Thursday, June 10, 2010 in Culver City, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Cher poses in the press room at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2010 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
U.S. actress and singer Cher arrives for the British Gala Premiere of Burlesque, at a cinema in Leicester Square, central London, Monday, Dec. 13, 2010. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan)
US singer and actress Cher, attends the premier of the movie "Burlesque" in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
Mary Bono Mack, left, and Cher appear onstage at The 23rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards on April 21, 2012 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Vince Bucci)
Cher arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "American Masters Inventing David Geffen" at The Writers Guild of America on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Cher arrives at the AFI Night at the Movies at the ArcLight on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Invision/AP)
Singer Cher performs at the "Dance on the Pier" as part of Pride events Sunday, Jun. 30, 2012 in New York. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Invision/AP Images)
Singer Cher appears at Ultra Suede in West Hollywood, California on July 27, 2013. Cher has her eight number one single with her new song 'Woman's World' on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs chart. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP Images)
Cher performs on NBC's "Today" show on Monday, Sept. 23, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
Cher performs in concert during her Dressed to Kill 2014 Tour at the Wells Fargo Center on Monday, April 28, 2014, in Philadelphia. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP)
Cher arrives at The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating "China: Through the Looking Glass" on Monday, May 4, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

Cher followed that post with another, writing, "Been thinking about my Poorly Placed, Insensitively Timed 'bomb Emoji'. No Excuse," she wrote using a broken heart emoji. "I'm Used 2 Using Emoji 2Help Say More Than 140 Letters. Sorry."

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Hours later, she explained her unusual social media silence, writing, "No Twts 2day, Cause, Wanted2 Think About Sensitivity. Meant No Disrespect, But That's Not Enough. DOWN A FEW PEGS, IS OK #WalkAMileInTheirShoes."

The legendary singer and actress has been hitting the road lately. Last week she was spotted vacationing in Italy, chowing down on some gelato and drinking a giant fishbowl margarita. Check out pics from her trip in the video below.

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