Music icon Cher says “people in their positions” should do more to help the people of Ukraine as the country continues to defend itself against Russian invasion
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Cher has offered Ukrainian refugees her homes as she demands celebs “step on the plate” as the war against the country rages on.
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has so far fled more than two million refugees from the war-torn country and many want to help the homeless.
Taking to Twitter, the 75-year-old Song for the Lonely star wrote: “I would love to sponsor Ukrainian families in my home.
“You would be safe and taken care of.
“MANY PEOPLE IN MY POSITION NEED TO PLACE THEM.
“IF I WERE ALONE OR WITH MY KIDS AND WE WERE TRAUMATISFIED, I WOULD HOPE SOMEONE WOULD WANT TO TAKE CARE OF US.”
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Cher’s friendly offer was well received by fans, with one responding to the star, saying: “We really should be able to put our heads together and figure out how to pull this off.
“I’ve been tweeting about this for weeks but I can’t seem to get any effect. Thank you for increasing visibility.”
Another said: “@cher please let me know how! My family really needs it now – we left everything in Ukraine.”
Cher isn’t the only celebrity who has offered her home to those fleeing the country.
Benedict Cumberbatch has pledged his support for Ukrainian refugees – including opening up his home.
Ahead of the 2022 BAFTAs, the 45-year-old actor said he stood “side by side” with those affected by the heartbreaking attacks.
Speaking to Sky News outside the Royal Albert Hall, the Sherlock star said: “It’s a really shocking time to be a two and a half hour flight from Ukraine as a European and it’s something that’s hanging over us.”
“That’s what I’m trying to do to show that I stand side by side with my brothers and sisters who are going through this.
“We all have to…do more than wear a badge. We have to donate, we have to put pressure on our politicians to keep creating some kind of refugee shelter and sanctuary for people who are suffering.”
Meanwhile, Britain’s Got Talent judge Amanda Holden, 51, has traveled to a Polish refugee camp where she is giving a first-hand account of the war zone.
The Heart FM host has a podcast where she wants to tell the story of the people affected by Putin’s invasion that saw families torn apart.
The star reports that Amanda welcomed the sense of community she saw at the camp as people continued to pledge their financial support.
She said: “I’m literally watching people seep in from across the border.
“It is extraordinary to see how quickly people have come together. There is a whole village here.”
https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/cher-blasts-celebs-not-stepping-26510091 Cher slams celebs for not 'moving up' as she offers homes to Ukrainian refugees