Cher, a singer of limited talent, a diva with an unlimited wardrobe, and a leftist of limitless anti-Republican rants, has been chosen to receive a lifetime achievement award from the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
For those who may remember, Cher and then-husband Sonny Bono sang some pop ditties in the 1960s that rivaled “Sugar, Sugar” by The Archies for insipidness.
The first details a Native American, or “half-breed,” which apparently had some autobiographical basis since Cher was only slightly more Indian than Elizabeth Warren. Cher obviously didn’t get the memo about the correct name for “gypsies,” which is Romani.
The duo of Sonny and Cher—Sonny, her first husband, actually become a conservative congressman before he died in a skiing accident in 1998—got a TV gig in which she won an Emmy for what was generally considered one of the many mediocre variety shows that tried to engage rebellious youth and their parents. It was pretty much a bust.
Cher won an Academy Award for the imminently forgettable, chick flick “Moonstruck” when Holly Hunter for “Broadcast News” or Glenn Close for “Fatal Attraction” should have won.
Here’s how Ms. magazine once described her: “Cher, the straightforward, tattooed, dyslexic single mother, the first Oscar winner to have entered into matrimony with a known heroin addict and to have admitted to being a fashion victim by choice, has finally landed in an era that’s not afraid to applaud real women.”
But what really got Cher the nod for the Kennedy Center award may have been her rants against Republicans.
During the 2000 election campaign, she told ABC News: “If you’re black in this country, if you’re a woman in this country, if you are any minority in this country at all, what could possibly possess you to vote Republican? … You won’t have one f***ing right left.”
On Twitter, Cher once tweeted: “Donald Trump’s punishment is being Donald Trump.”
I guess we need to brace for a continuing parade of awards for divas from Madonna to Lady Gaga who hate Republicans.