Cher Mocks Sarah Sanders’ Clothes
So much for sisterhood.
Last Sunday, Cher was reportedly ginning up the crowd at the Women’s March in Las Vegas.
According to CNN, the iconic entertainer grabbed a microphone and told the cheering marchers, “If you want a job done right, get a woman!”
You can imagine the thunderous applause THAT got.
Yet one day later, Cher launched a cheap-shot attack on a woman in Washington who was simply doing her job.
“Would someone please tell Sarah Huckabee Sanders to stop dressing like a sister wife,” Cher jeered, Tweeting a picture of a pair of plain ladies in prairie dresses.
The blowback was quick and predictable. Twitter was suddenly dripping in pix of Cher in her zany wigs and tacky showgirl outfits. Defenders of the president’s press secretary sniffed that Cher is the last person on earth who should be mocking someone else’s wardrobe.
They have a point.
What exactly would Cher have the press secretary wear to her office in the West Wing? Tasseled pasties and a thong?
Frankly, Cher’s Twitter assault was more than just a lapse in judgment. It’s the way many in the so-called women’s movement treat conservative females.
As pariahs. Objects of ridicule.
Shouldn’t we be beyond that? Haven’t most women simply asked to be judged on what they do, not on how they look?
By almost any measure, Sarah Sanders is an accomplished woman. At 35 she’s only the third woman to serve as a presidential press secretary. Dee Dee Myers was first, during the Clinton administration. Dana Perino was next, under George W. Bush.
Cher’s a woman of many accomplishments, too. She’s a hard-working, self-made millionaire. A hugely talented singer and actor who is often described as a generous philanthropist and supporter of American servicemen and women and vets.
So isn’t it time Cher and her pussy hat pals admit that just like men, women can be liberals or conservatives? We can be entertainers, journalists, waiters or press secretaries. We can be fat or thin. We can dress in sequins, business attire or prairie dresses.
We ought to be able to do those things and make those choices without members of the sisterhood taunting us about our looks.
C'mon Cher. You don't like Sanders' politics. That's fine. But you're 71, it's time to drop the middle school, mean-girl attitude. And grow up.