"Cher has ignited the electoral controversy du jour with an anti-Mitt Romney tweet that some are interpreting as an expression of bigotry against Mormons.
"Friday, the singer posted a tweet expressing the need for President Barack Obama to get 'all his ducks in a row.' She wrote: 'I Feel if he doesn't get all his DUCKS IN A ROW we'll b forced 2 listen 2Uncaring Richy Rich! The whitest man in MAGIC UNDERWEAR in the WH.'
"Observant members of the Mormon church, both men and women, always wear what is sometimes called 'celestial underwear' or, more formally a 'temple garment.' However, the term 'magic underwear' is considered offensive and derogatory.
"Online push back against Cher’s tweet was immediate and strident: 'I love when one rich person berates another for being rich,' one person posted on the site Twitchy, which called the actress an 'Anti-Mormon Bigot' in a headline. 'I guess she is another example of a celebrity who surrounds themselves with people who always tell them what they want to hear so that they don't have to think before they speak or 'tweet in this case.'" I won't point out the grammatical error.
Well, talk about getting your celestial panties in a bunch, sweeties! I, for one, then wanted to see this celestial underwear, so I did a search:
Not what I was hoping for. (Where's their flying saucer?)
By the way, I spent a night with a Mormon once! He was hot. I believe he took me to the Telestial Kingdom that night. Unfortunately, he had a lot of issues. (And I thought us Catholics were messed up!) But he was wearing sexy little briefs, not magic underwear. Thank God! I mean, long johns in the summertime? Uh-uh, honey, out you would go, no matter what else was long or which Kingdom you were planning to transport me to!
Anyhoo, like me, Ms Cher is a Taurus. So, without apology for her comment, she did later say via Twitter, "Im Taurus, Put head down & go forward! Like bumper car i hit somethin keep going" I Taurusly can relate.
Cher is working on a prospective Broadway show about her life, and will tour this autumn as she has a new album to be released. (I know, I know, she had a long-running "farewell tour"! What can I tell you?) She describes the new album as “hardcore dance” music and it is expected to include her duet with Lady Gaga.
Listen here to the demo for the forthcoming duet, performed by Gaga: