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Cher snaps back at woman's Twitter comment, fans follow suit

Posted at 9:17 AM, Sep 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-08 09:17:08-04

CHANDLER, AZ (KPHO/KTVK/CNN) - An Arizona's woman criticism of Cher led to backlash from the singer and her supporters online.

It started when Cher said on Twitter that she is prepared to house DACA recipients who lose their protection from deportation under the Trump administration.

Brenda Webb replied, "Sure you will Cher. I'll believe it when I see it," doubting Cher would do what she promised.

Cher snapped back, "Then keep your eyes open b****." Her Twitter fans quickly followed suit.

"Why little old me in Chandler, Arizona?" Webb said. "I didn't feel like I said anything that drastic that I should be crucified for it."

But that's what happened. Some of Cher's followers called Webb a "fake Christian" and took so many swipes at her online, she had to make her social media accounts private.

The 61-year-old mother said she's been a fan of the singer since her first hits with Sonny, and she actually agrees with Cher's politics.

"I believe that the Dreamers, they didn’t ask to come here. Their parents brought them, plain and simple," she said. "It's great what she's doing and great what she suggested other celebs to do. It's wonderful. I don't have anything against that. I just - her promises, I want to make sure she just keeps her promises."

She said Cher has made over-the-top political promises in the past.

"She stated that if Bush got a second term, she was leaving the country. And when Trump got in, she was leaving the country. She's still here," Webb said.

Promises matter to Brenda Webb - she felt guilty just rescheduling her nail appointment to do the interview.

She’s unemployed, battling asthma and emphysema, up against a singer worth an estimated $300 million. And yet her final message to Cher is this:

"I mean if she sees this, I’m sorry Cher, but I didn’t mean anything. I really truly did not mean anything by that to make you feel awful," she said.

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