When Cher talks, we listen. So our ears more than pricked up to listen to her recent musings at the One Young World Summit in Bogota.
Cher jetted to Colombia to speak at the global forum for young leaders. One Young World boasts an incredible back-catalogue of speakers from Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to Sir Bob Geldof to Emma Watson. In other words, Cher was in good company!
The musical icon took the opportunity to discuss the name on, well, the whole world’s lips: Donald Trump.
“I think we all need wisdom from older people, unless of course they’re the President of the United States,” she told the One Young World delegates from 196 countries to raucous laughter.
She continued “[he] doesn’t have two brain cells to rub together,” before joking that "Lincoln and Kennedy wouldn't waste time tweeting Cher".
It’s no secret Cher and the POTUS aren’t exactly each other’s biggest fans. They’ve often fought on Trump’s favourite social network, Twitter.
Cher has been vehemently dissing the US President at every chance she gets and hilariously, she’s joined Chrissy Teigen in the not-so-exclusive club of being blocked on Twitter by Trump.
The 71-year-old also used the opportunity to talk about the #FreeTheWild campaign which aims to end the mistreatment of wild animals in captivity. She gave an exclusive performance of her new song ‘Set Them Free’ to close the 2017 Summit.
So what exactly is One Young World?
The global forum is attended by over 8,000 young leaders across 196 countries. Twenty young Australian delegates joined the Bogota summit. They were selected by their respective companies for excellence in leadership and charitable or social initiatives.
Now to Love was lucky enough to be there to see them off at an exclusive breakfast hosted by His Excellency the Honourable Governor-General, Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC, and his wife, The Right Honourable Lady Cosgrove, at Government House, Canberra.
“There will be just a few times in your life when you will have the opportunity to mix with world leaders, to discuss the most pressing issues facing the planet, to share ideas and develop solutions for a better world,” Sir Peter Cosgrove told the delegates as he wished them well.
Prince Harry's girlfriend and humanitarian campaigner Meghan Markle explained why she chose to be a part of the organisation in 2014.
“When I was asked to be a Counsellor at One Young World, my response was a resounding ‘yes,’ ” she wrote. “One Young World invites young adults from all over the world who are actively working to transform the socio-political landscape by being the greater good. They are delegates who are speaking out against human rights violations, environmental crises, gender equality issues, discrimination and injustice. They are the change.”
Here's hoping this impressive summit comes to Australian shores soon.