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Cher apologizes for ‘insensitively timed’ Tweet about Istanbul attack

Actress Cher arrives at Target Presents AFI Night at the Movies in Hollywood April 24, 2013. The event for fans celebrates classic films and Cher introduced her 1987 film "Moonstruck."         REUTERS/Fred Prouser (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT HEADSHOT) - RTXYZ2G

Actress Cher arrives at Target Presents AFI Night at the Movies in Hollywood April 24, 2013. The event for fans celebrates classic films and Cher introduced her 1987 film "Moonstruck." REUTERS/Fred Prouser (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT HEADSHOT) - RTXYZ2G

Cher still has a thing or two to learn about Twitter. The 70-year-old music legend apologized to fans on Wednesday after tweeting about the terror attacks at the Istanbul airport that have taken the lives of 42 victims so far.

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In her now-deleted tweet, Cher wrote, “WE ALL PRAY FOR INNOCENT PPL IN TURKEY AIRPORT” and then used a bomb emoji and an explosion emoji. Many fans felt the emojis were off-color and insensitive.

Cher followed that post with another, writing, “Been thinking about my Poorly Placed, Insensitively Timed ‘bomb Emoji’. No Excuse,” she wrote using a broken heart emoji. “I’m Used 2 Using Emoji 2Help Say More Than 140 Letters. Sorry.”

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Hours later, she explained her unusual social media silence, writing, “No Twts 2day, Cause, Wanted2 Think About Sensitivity. Meant No Disrespect, But That’s Not Enough. DOWN A FEW PEGS, IS OK #WalkAMileInTheirShoes.”

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