Cher And The Gayest Acceptance Speech Of All Time: “Judy Garland’s Got Nothing On Me”

CherBritain’s Attitude Magazine held its annual awards in London on October 15, and the recipient of this year’s Legend Award was none other than god herself, Cher, who released her 25th studio album, Closer to the Truth, last month.

“I think this is the first one of these awards that I’ve ever accepted,” Cher told the raucous crowd of mostly gay men. “I always get a little bit nervous when someone wants to give you like a lifetime achievement award, because then somehow your lifetime means it’s over and you have to go home and knit or something like that. And I’m just not ready to do that.”

Cher talked about how gay men have been a part of her life since childhood, crediting her stunnnning mother for being way ahead of her time. “I was nine years old,” she explained. “And my mother had these two friends that came over, and the first time I saw them—they were hairdressers, of course—but the first time I saw them, they came cha-chaing into our front door… In the beginning, I actually thought that gay was code for fun.” [Ed. note: gagging]

The Oscar/Emmy/Grammy-winning icon went on to share a little real talk about the gays, whom she referred to as “my friends.”

“Gay men especially, they either love you or they don’t even notice that you’re on the planet,” she said, which elicited a collective squeal from the audience. “I think what you guys like is a strong woman who’s having a breakdown constantly. And that certainly is me. Judy Garland’s got nothing on me.”

Let’s be clear, the only person who could throw shade on Dorothy without alienating the gays is Cher.  Not Babs, not Madonna, not even Liza (who, at this point, is probably like “Judy who?”). Cher can do no wrong, because she’s been shutting shit down for the past 800 years. Everyone SHNAPOUTOFIT! and bow down.

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  • drivendervish

    Don’t be ridiculous! Babs can throw shade on anyone! and sooo much more fabulous than Cher and has done way more for the community. Babs love us so much that she even contributed her only son to the cause!

  • yaoming

    Not sure what this article is about. I know Cher has a trans son, but why are gays supposed to treat her like a goddess (or a “god”)?

  • Snapper59

    Why the Liza disrespect? If I could go out partying with any of those DIVAs the biggest howl of a time would probably be that old gal. Cher and Babs may have had gay kids but Liza married three or four queens.

  • Bob LaBlah

    Cher is a businesswoman first, singer second. I am sure she knew YEARS ago her fan base were gay men. I bet behind closed doors her opinion is not favorable toward us.

  • BlogZilla

    You’re richer than Judy ever was but please honey, Judy was a far better singer.

  • robho3

    That was a lame speach

  • DarkZephyr

    I don’t think she was “throwing shade” at Judy Garland. She was talking about nervous breakdowns and then said “Judy Garland’s got nothing on me”. She was saying that she has had more breakdowns than Judy did. How is that shade?

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