Cher apologizes for 'insensitively timed' tweet following Istanbul bombing

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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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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