Hours after she offended African Americans, womankind, and just about everyone with her bizarre, seemingly racist tweet, Bette Midler is saying “sorry.”
“Women are the n-word of the world, 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,” she tweeted before quickly deleting it. “They are the most disrespected creatures on earth.”
Midler, 72, then tried to explain herself and defend her wild remark.
“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,” she added in a separate tweet. But social media users were not buying it!
Finally, hours later, the star accepted her mistake and apologized.
“The too brief investigation of allegations against Kavanaugh infuriated me,” Midler said, referring to the Supreme Court Justice nominee’s recent sexual assault allegations.
“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,” she said.
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