The 76-year-old ‘Gypsys, Tramps and Thieves’ hitmaker has slammed a fan of the ‘Levitating’ songstress for comparing her to the young pop star in a social media post.
AceShowbiz –Cher has seemingly encouraged people to keep in their minds that nobody can replace her. The “Believe” hitmaker has slammed a social media troll who labeled Dua Lipa the “Cher of Our Generation.”
On Wednesday, August 31, a fan of Dua compared the pop star to Cher, showing the two women side-by-side at different Grammy awards wearing sleek black hair with glittery outfits. The caption of the post read, “Dua Lipa, the Cher of our generation.” Shortly after, another fan of the “Levitating” hitmaker agreed, writing, “so much truth in one Tweet.”
Upon learning of Dua’s new title, Cher hopped on her Twitter page to share her sassy reaction. Replying to the tweet, The “Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves” hitmaker wrote, “How many yrs are in a generation,” adding a sarcastic thinking emoji.
Fans of the “I Got You Babe” star had her back, with one user writing, “@Cher is Cher. No one else will ever be Cher. Period.” Another person further emphasized Cher’s legacy as commenting, “People are not really understanding the cultural impact Cher had. Anyone can dress like Cher today, but it’s not the same thing as being the first one to break that ground. That was Cher. Also Cher has starred in movies and her own TV show. She is the one and only.”
The person who first shared the comparison later clarified what he/she meant by the tweet, replying back to the 76-year-old legend, “I was praising u and dua style.” The said person further stressed that “some people didn’t get the message,” following a heated social media exchange about the offensiveness of comparing younger performers to chart-topping icons.
“Well Dua’s basically been around for like 5 minutes, while Cher’s been around for Decades,” one Twitter user opined. “So there’s not really any comparison, and I’m sure even Dua would say it, too.”
Someone else argued, “People are not really understanding the cultural impact Cher had. Anyone can dress like Cher today, but it’s not the same thing as being the first one to break that ground. That was Cher. Also Cher has starred in movies and her own TV show. She is the one and only.”
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