Famous singer Cher has taken to Twitter to sound off on Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and Flint's water crisis.
On Tuesday, Snyder declared a state of emergency in Genesee County because of problems with lead in the Flint's drinking water.
Flint switched from Detroit's water system to Flint River water in a cost-cutting move in 2014, while under state financial management. That was intended as a temporary step while a pipeline was built from Lake Huron.
Residents complained about the water's taste, smell and appearance, and children were found to have elevated levels of lead due to the water supply. Exposure to lead can cause behavior problems and learning disabilities in children.
After the state of emergency was declared on Tuesday, Cher blasted Snyder on social media:
On Wednesday, the governor's office issued the following response: "It's unfortunate that someone would use such rhetoric at a time when Gov. Snyder is working so closely with Flint's leaders on coordinated efforts to protect the health and welfare of people in the city and across our state."