Cher Impersonator at Atlantic City Democrat Convention Gets No Love
This one is too delicious for words…but I’ll try. The Star Ledger reported on Wednesday that a person dressed up as Cher, and scheduled to sing and dance at a Democrat Party convention in Atlantic City, created quite a stir. Why might that be? Well, do you remember the film “The Crying Game?”
She wore a slinky black dress with silver sparkles, just like Cher.
She had curly black hair, too. And canned music so she could sing along with Cher's greatest hits.
But this was not your traditional impersonator. Because underneath it all, this lady was a man.
Hypocritically, the party that strongly supports gay rights and same-sex marriage didn’t find this amusing:
Party leaders were not about to let the gay caucus fix this image of the Democrats in the mind of the public. Certainly not during an election season.
So as "Cher" walked the hallways at Bally's Hotel and Casino before her performance on Friday evening, the party sent young workers to tear down the posters advertising her show.
Diane Legreide, the party’s executive director, was not pleased:
“We can't have THAT walking in the hallway," they all recall Legreide saying. "What if the press sees that? What if they report on that in tomorrow's papers?"
I’m verklempt. Talk amongst yourselves.
*****Update: The picture included in this post is of Cher and not the impersonator.