Cher's Unexplainable Tribute To The Queen Is Raising Eyebrows

On September 8, Buckingham Palace announced that Queen Elizabeth II had died at the age of 96 after her reign of 70 years. "The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon. The King and the Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow," a statement said.

On the day of the queen's death, Prince Charles, formerly known as the Prince of Wales, stepped up to the title of King of the United Kingdom and 14 Commonwealth realms. "The death of my beloved Mother, Her Majesty The Queen, is a moment of the greatest sadness for me and all members of my family," he expressed in his statement, per USA Today. "I know her loss will be deeply felt throughout the country, the Realms and the Commonwealth, and by countless people around the world." Per Mirror, the royal family will now mourn Elizabeth's death for the next 17 days. A date for her funeral has yet to be confirmed. However, the outlet notes that it should take place 10 days after her death.

Unsurprisingly, there were floods of tributes following the news from users on social media from around the world. Cher, who had met Elizabeth more than once, took to Twitter to honor her heath. However, her tribute has everyone asking the same question.

Did Cher really call Queen Elizabeth II a cow?

Following the news that Queen Elizabeth II had died, superstar singer Cher took to her Twitter page to share some touching words. "Am Sad About The Passing Of Queen Elizabeth II. I Had Honor Of Meeting Her. I Was In Long Line of Ppl. Waiting 2 Meet Her, Yet When She Got 2 Me, She Asked Me Pertinent Questions & Seemed Genuinely Interested In Talking 2 Me," the "Believe" singer said. However, it was the sentence after that raised some eyebrows and left people asking one question. "I'm Proud She Was a [ox emoji] & Happy She Had a Great Sense Of Humor.'

Given that Cher's tweet was heartfelt, fans wanted to know if she really meant to use that choice of emoji. "Did Cher just call the queen a cow," one user wrote. "ur happy she was a WHAT???" another person questioned. "Cher accidentally calling the queen a cow nahhh i'm on the floorrrrr," a third fan remarked. Even though Cher hasn't confirmed what she meant by the emoji, it is believed that the ox is related to her and Elizabeth both being a Taurus. "It's clearly to represent the Taurus zodiac sign. She is proud because both were Taureans with birthdays a day apart," a user noted.

According to Metro, Cher first met Elizabeth in London at the film premiere for "Empire of the Sun" in 1988. 13 years later, they met again in 2001 at the Royal Variety Performance.

Cher was appalled at Donald Trump's treatment of Queen Elizabeth II

Ahead of former U.S. President Donald Trump's 2018 trip to the U.K., the Evening Standard reported that it had been downgraded from a state visit, meaning that Queen Elizabeth II would not be inviting Trump to stay at Buckingham Palace. Cher celebrated this news on Twitter, expressing her happiness for the queen and writing in part, "Hes Beneath U."

But Trump did get to meet the queen when he headed across the pond. His arrival was met with protests in London, and one of his interactions with Elizabeth did not go over well. As The New York Times reported, he breached royal protocol by barging in front of the queen during a Guard of Honor inspection. Cher joined the chorus of Trump critics, telling the Press Association (via HuffPost), "Everybody hated him ... That he left her standing there, that is inexcusable, that is inexcusable."

Maybe Cher will be relieved to know that the queen adored cattle

The New York Post suggests that Cher meant to use a goat emoji, not a cow, to refer to Queen Elizabeth II in her Twitter tribute, pointing out that GOAT is an acronym for "Greatest Of All Time." But perhaps the queen wouldn't find it all that offensive to be compared to a cow. After her death, a video clip of Elizabeth's joyful reaction to seeing cattle during her 90th birthday festivities went viral. As Jersey and Red Sussex cattle are being led inside an arena, she can be seen pointing at the animals and exclaiming, "Cows!"

Elizabeth was so fond of cattle, in fact, that she kept a herd of her own. According to Southern Living, her dairy cows were featured on a BBC "Countryfile" special. In addition to being TV stars, her pampered pets receive the royal treatment — the dairy divas get to relax on waterbeds and have special motorized brushes to scratch their itches. So the queen clearly thought cows were the GOAT.