Bette Midler Slammed For Comparing Women To The N-Word, Actress Apologizes

Bette Midler Gets Slammed For Comparing Women To The N-Word, Actress Apologizes

After Bette Midler shared some controversial tweets on Thursday, the actress caught severe flak from social media. Midler seemingly wanted to bring insight among women by joining the conversation about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, but instead, she offended several in the process. In a since deleted tweet, she took a quote from a song released in 1972, which included the n-word. The tweet read,

‘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. They are the most disrespected creatures on earth.

Following her tweet, the actress was slammed for equating the n-word to a gender. She attempted to clear up her statements,

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.

The 72-year-old also tweeted what ignited her to tweet the aforementioned tweets in the first place,

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.

Midler is widely known for her role in the 1993 film “Hocus Pocus.”

Authored by: Andre Palmer