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Cher Will Not Apologize for 'Half-Breed'

 

January 2, 2018



On December 22nd, 2017, through the stream of ALL CAPS and proliferate emojis that is Cher’s twitter account, this burst forth:

It’s been going for days.

Cher has spent the past few weeks defending her 1973 solo number one hit “Half-Breed,” about being an outcast of white and Cherokee society performed in full-blown Party City-level Cherokee drag. In 1993, People Magazine reported that her mother has some Cherokee blood along with Irish, English, German heritage, but her father is Armenian-American; in 2017, nobody in their right mind would take this seriously as an emblem of Native American cultures...

https://jezebel.com/cher-will-not-apologize-for-half-breed-1821681055

 

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