October 18, 2019

Cher offers to pay the legal expenses of that West High School security guard who got fired for saying the n-word in the context of telling a student not to call him that.



We talked about the controversy yesterday, here.

37 comments:

rcocean said...

When Cher is the voice of sanity, America is in trouble.

rhhardin said...

Cher gave $300k to Imus's project to fund a veterans' hospital too, as well as giving a lot of her own personal time to working with veterans.

Her performance in the movie Suspect (1987) was good enough to watch several times, even with unfortunate over-acting by Liam Neeson.

Tramps and Thieves was good.

List of things to like about Cher.

Unknown said...

I meant to post a link to this song yesterday but it seems like this Sly and the Family Stone is apropos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9G-2U-qPsZU

wendybar said...

I agree with rcocean 100%....

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

"Cher-cropper" comes to mind re: the Beloved, Feared Man Of Color

BleachBit-and-Hammers said...

Got emoji much?

mikee said...

Were I a rich and famous and fading celebrity, I'd donate to hot causes but demand anonymity, thus ensuring even more expansive reporting of my philanthropic acts than I'd get by such name-dropping as done in this article.

Gahrie said...

Cher is batshit crazy, but when she's right, she's right.

Char Char Binks said...

I don’t recall any rich celebs jumping to help the white security guard who got fired for being attacked by an ape.

RNB said...

I thought she was going to move to the planet Jupiter if Trump was elected.

cubanbob said...

Good for her. He deserves to be reinstated and the "student" expelled.

Fernandistein said...

Cher sez: How Can Ppl Be This Disrespectful⁉️A Beloved,Man of Color [™ & PBUH] Just Passed,& Our Nations Mourning Him.Cong.Elijah Cummings FOUGHT FOR JUSTICE.He Was loved & Feared. If You Want To sue MMSD Ed.Board I Will Incur[sic] Your expenses.🕊EC

Doug said...

Any celebrity who puts her money where her mouth is has my attention.

Rob said...

He should hire Cravath or Davis Polk and see how Cher likes the $1500-$2000 an hour fees.

mockturtle said...

Cher isn't all bad.

HoodlumDoodlum said...

According to the articles linked earlier there were 7 teachers and school employees fired for this same offense last year. One of the articles linked yesterday, a letter from a Madison parent who knows the former security employee, specifically mentioned a white female teacher fired for using the word in class trying to discuss why that kind of language was wrong.

Did ANYONE hear about any of those 7? Does anyone now give a shit about any of them? So weird--can't think of any explanation.

If the problem is the policy then it seems like people ought to care about at least some of those 7. If the problem is the policy got applied to a guy we like (as opposed to people we don't) then this isn't exactly a principled stand, just a prominent case of special pleading.

alanc709 said...

Nothing as fascist as a zero-tolerance policy. I hope the school district gets sued.

walter said...

Weird conflation with Cummings' death.
But it is Cher...

exiledonmainstreet, green-eyed devil said...

Cher is a Hollywood lib who occasionally has flashes of sanity.

gspencer said...

Moonstruck was good too.

gspencer said...

"Cher isn't all bad"

True enough, but Sonny was better, and was a good Congressman to boot.

TJM said...

Just another day in Libtard-dom where facts do not matter.

mockturtle said...

Moonstruck was good too.

Yes! The only romcom I ever enjoyed.

Tommy Duncan said...

Blogger mockturtle said...

"Cher isn't all bad."

She did a great cover of Betty Everett's Shoop Shoop Song.

Josephbleau said...

Cher was arguably the best woman ever to straddle naval artillery on film, although there were many entrants in the competition.

Josephbleau said...

Sonny was the R congressman from the Salton Sea area of CA. I saw him in El Centro at a lunchtime business cocktail hour years ago and he was a very entertaining funny guy. He gained a lot from his relationship with Cher and lost nothing by the breakup, according to him. Too bad for the kid.

BleachBit-and-Hammers said...

I still want Bernie and Warren to drain Cher's bank accounts.

Jon Burack said...

Serious question for any with contacts in Madison schools. The greatest anti-slavery novel of all time, Huckleberry Finn, uses the word "nigger" (just like that) 219 times. Is it possible anyone is teaching this novel in Madison schools?

Char Char Binks said...

I heard Goody Hawkins say the nigger word.

Josephbleau said...

This is my sad comment about not knowing what others have said. I support your blog Ann.

Ken B said...

Good for her. She’s wrong about the congressman but that’s a small matter. Brava.

Josephbleau said...

The cake is a lie.

Char Char Binks said...

I heard Goody Sibber say the n-word. It is rising to a great glee.

Josephbleau said...

We would like to hear what other folks are saying, because we can't in this forum. Don't blame you Ann, just let us go.

Ray - SoCal said...

Very nice gesture by Cher.

Josephbleau said...

I feel such a fool that I have been writing to no purpose, is there no delegate,

Ken B said...

Can he run for school board? I'd give a couple bucks to a gofundme for that.