Bette Midler Panned As Transphobic And Islamaphobic After Controversial Tweets

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Liberal “Hocus Pocus” witch Bette Midler is facing backlash from the woke Twitter acolytes that typically fawn over her tweets, after making missteps with two recent social media posts. 

“WOMEN OF THE WORLD! We are being stripped of our rights over our bodies, our lives and even of our name!” She wrote on the Fourth of July. “They don’t call us ‘women’ anymore; they call us ‘birthing people’ or ‘menstruators,’ and even ‘people with vaginas!’ Don’t let them erase you! Every human on earth owes you!”

 

Midler was labeled “transphobic,” a “TERF,” and “right-wing” for the post. “Bette, this is disappointing to see from you,” one follower replied. “These are terms we use to include trans men and non-binary people who can get pregnant. It is absurd and dangerous to be lumping attempts at trans inclusivity in with right wing attempts to control our bodies as threats.”

The next day she released a statement walking back her comment. “PEOPLE OF THE WORLD! My tweet about women was a response to this fascinating and well written piece in the NYT on July 3rd. There was no intention of anything exclusionary or transphobic in what I said;  it wasn’t about that,” Midler wrote

She explained that her post was about “the same old s–t” women “have been putting up with since the cavemen,” and told detractors that if they think she has “anything but love for any marginalized people” they should look up her name on Wikipedia. 

“I’ve fought for marginalized people for as long as I can remember. Still, if you want to dismiss my 60 years of proven love and concern over a tweet that accidentally angered the very people,” Midler continued

“But the truth is, Democracy is slipping through our fingers! I’m all in on trying to save Democracy for ALL PEOPLE. We must unite, because, in case you haven’t been paying attention, divided we will definitely fall,” she concluded.  

Midler managed to upset a different marginalized group the same day, when she tweeted a photo of the Supreme Court dressed as the Taliban. 

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