May 9, 2012 at 9:43 AM ET
Cher has never been shy about making her opinions known, be it about son Chaz Bono or her politics.
So, it wasn't really surprising to see her criticize presumed GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney via Twitter Tuesday -- but it was kinda surprising when a couple of her tweets disappeared.
What did the iconic pop star and Oscar winner decide was worthy of a little self-censorship?
"If ROMNEY gets elected I don't know if I can breathe same air as Him &his Right Wing Racist Homophobic Women Hating Tea Bagger Masters," read one of Cher's tweets from early Tuesday that has since been deleted.
The remark attracted a variety of responses, some more profane and negative than others. Cher replied to one, "Nice Mouth ! U learn that at Church, Gun Show,or how to press your Klan costume Klass?" (That, and the nasty tweet directed at her, are still online.)
To another user who called her an "atten.whore," Cher fired back, "Actually I'm Not &if u Dislike Me SO.. Get Off My Site it Cant B Fun 4 U !"
Another Cher tweet that disappeared, however, was this: "TOO HARSH? That's me Holding BACK! They care nothing about the POOR The OLD The SICK The HUNGRY CHILDREN &People striving 4 a Better LIFE !"
A number of fans chimed in to support the "Moonstruck" star, as well, some apologizing for those who were giving her such a hard time and some inquiring why she was retweeting some of the nastiest messages.
"Hi Lovelies!hope U R having GREAT Day or Nite!" Cher responded this afternoon. "Sorry I Let The Dogs Out,But I Should Have Remembered 1must watch what They Say These Days!"
When asked if she was saddened by people's crass comments, she replied, "No Sweetheart Just 'STRONG ENOUGH'!!"
A rep for Cher couldn't immediately be reached for comment.