AGEING diva Cher is selling her key to the city of Adelaide on eBay, infuriating the lord mayor who presented it to her.
Steve Condous yesterday voiced his disgust that the honour, which he presented to the singer and actress at the 1990 Adelaide Grand Prix, was up for sale.
"I think that's pretty poor," he told The Advertiser.
"I'm disappointed. I would have thought that getting the key to a city like Adelaide would have had some value to her, but obviously it doesn't because she wouldn't have got rid of it. I've been given a couple of keys to cities and I felt pretty privileged to be given those.
"If she didn't want to keep it she should have returned it back to the city."
The brass key and accompanying plaque is one of dozens of items being auctioned by Cher's personal consigner.
A total of 33 keys to the city of Adelaide have been handed out in the 22 years since Cher's visit.
Recipients include the Dalai Lama, former Governor Dame Roma Mitchell, comedian Barry Humphries and cyclist Lance Armstrong.
Cher's key had attracted just one bid of $120 late yesterday.
Bidding closes on Thursday.
Lord Mayor Stephen Yarwood said he was "exceptionally disappointed".
"I just think that it is more a reflection on her than the city of Adelaide," he said.
"It must be very embarrassing for her if she is selling it because she needs the money."
The auction on Ebay now has the key price at over $90,000 Australian