- Cher tweeted that Thanksgiving celebrates the ‘beginning of a great crime’
- She added that she does not celebrate the holiday because it glorifies crimes against native peoples
- Cher is part Cherokee and believes settlers stole land from Native Americans and purposely infected them with smallpox
Pop diva Cher caused controversy yesterday when she told her almost two million Twitter followers that she does not celebrate Thanksgiving.
Cher, 67, told a fan that she believes Thanksgiving is a holiday that glorifies ‘a great crime.’
She went on to say the day celebrates stealing land from Native Americans who had no concept of property or land ownership and purposely giving them smallpox.
The revelation began with an expression of gratitude when Cher tweeted, ‘2 My Crew… I Hope Tomm.is a Glorious day 4 ALL OF U Remember.. A Kind Word, Gesture, Or Compliment can make ANY1′s DAY! THANX4BeingThere4Me.’
A Twitter follower then tweeted, ‘@Cher you don’t celebrate the holiday I thought? Or was that something I was just told?’
She responded, emphatically, that she doesn’t.
Source: The Daily Mail