Cher – yes, that Cher – has posted a tweet calling on her followers to boycott Zillow because the Seattle-based real estate site allows Chinese homebuyers to look up properties. Really.
I promise I’m not making this up. Perhaps she just wants to “turn back time” to an era when people got all of their information from real estate agents.
The single-named singer is known for posting her opinions on all matters to Twitter in all caps, so this particular outburst is not exactly out of character. She’s no stranger to the tech industry, either. Here’s how she weighed in on the controversial comments Satya Nadella made at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing last week:
It’s unclear what prompted Cher’s comments in this case, whether she’s currently in the midst of braving the housing market herself, or if she’s been hearing about it from somebody else. One thing is clear: she’s not happy with Zillow’s policies.
Cher’s tweets come as Zillow is working to merge with Trulia, one of its largest competitors. The two companies announced their intention to unite this summer, and have been working towards that goal since then.
When asked for comment on this post, a representative for Zillow pointed to this tweet it posted in response to Cher’s comments.
@cher Our partnership benefits home sellers – our goal is always to help them expose their listings to as many potential buyers as possible.
— Zillow (@zillow) October 15, 2014