Bette Midler is getting backlash over a very controversial tweet sent out on Thursday!
Amid the protest of those against the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, the Hocus Pocus actress attempted to make a point, saying:
“Women, are the n-word of the world.”
She then went on to explain her point, adding:
“Raped, beaten, enslaved, married off, worked like dumb animals; denied education and inheritance; enduring the pain and danger of childbirth and life IN SILENCE for THOUSANDS of years They are the most disrespected creatures on earth.”
In just a couple of hours, the tweet received a ton of criticism as Bette was called out for the comparison as a privileged white woman.
The 72-year-old later tweeted:
“I gather I have offended many by my last tweet. ‘Women are the…etc.’ is a quote from Yoko Ono from 1972, which I never forgot. It rang true then, and it rings true today, whether you like it or not. This is not about race, this is about the status of women; THEIR HISTORY.”
You can see screenshots of them both tweets (below), which have since been deleted:
It sure is taking Bette Midler a long time to type "I shouldn't have said that." You'd think after hitting Peak White Feminism at breakneck speed, she'd be a littler quicker on the keyboard.
She deleted these but I don't want y'all to be lost if you got here late. 💅 pic.twitter.com/5JEnYhugls
— Rafi (@RafiDAngelo) October 5, 2018
After mass backlash, Bette came out with an apology Thursday night:
The too brief investigation of allegations against Kavanaugh infuriated me. Angrily I tweeted w/o thinking my choice of words would be enraging to black women who doubly suffer, both by being women and by being black. I am an ally and stand with you; always have. And I apologize.
— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) October 5, 2018
After offending so many, do YOU think all is forgiven with this apology??
[Image via Charlie Steffens/WENN.]
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