We all know there can only ever be one Cher, right? Well, Cher herself has made it very clear after shutting down a fan who compared her to 'Cold Heart' singer Dua Lipa with a fun and playful response.
It all started with a now-deleted Tweet when one fan shared side-by-side shots of the two singers, comparing Dua to “the Cher of our generation”.
“So much truth in one Tweet,” another agreed, tagging both Cher and Dua Lipa.
Cher herself decided to get involved at this point. In response to both users, the icon simply asked, "How many years are in a generation?" with a mocking "thinking" emoji.
Her response got fans talking about the significance of comparing older icons to newer artists.
“Props to her for this. I find the ‘they’re the new (insert artist)’ so offensive especially when the original artist is still alive,” said one Twitter user.
Another wrote: “@Cher is Cher. No one else will ever be Cher. Period.”
Though the debate online has largely centred around the two women as musicians, the original poster of the side-by-side photographs wrote a message clarifying that it wasn't about the music at all.
“I was praising u and dua style. Some people didn’t get the message,” they wrote in response to Cher.
There has been no response from Dua during this whole debate, but that’s probably for the best, it’s already messy enough.
I guess the lesson from all of this is that no one should be compared to another, even if it is as iconic as Cher.