Friday, October 5, 2018

Actress Bette Midler was forced to apologize after using a racial epithet to frame women as victims in the wake of the accusations that have been lodged against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Drama might be a strong suit of The Wind Beneath My Wings actress, but getting her point across without acting like a bumbling idiot is not.

“‘Women, are the n-word of the world,’” Midler tweeted. “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.”

Bette Midler

It didn’t take long for Midler to feel the heat from her wildly inappropriate tweet.

She ended up deleting it after being confronted for dismissing the struggles of both African-American men and women. The actress decided to blame her stupid and racist faux pas on the FBI having too short of an investigation into the allegations of sexual assault launched against Brett Kavanaugh.

Midler was trying to quote John Lennon and  Yoko Ono’s song “Women Are the N-Word Of The World,” but the poorly known song didn’t resonate with most people and her tweet wasn’t appropriate to those who know the song. It’s also important to point out that Bette is fortunate that she isn’t a Republican. Roseanne Barr learned the hard way that an inflammatory tweet can cost someone their entire career. If a Republican actress tried to use such rhetoric, she would likely face being blacklisted.

Bette hasn’t had a lot of luck on Twitter. Last year, she was panned for not understanding that homicides were different than being shot. Her ignorant tweet is below:

She was so upset about something Donald Trump said that she ended up highlighting her own ignorance. This time, she doubled down by throwing some racism into the mix.

Source: Inquisitr

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