Bette Midler Compared Women To The N-Word, And It Went As Well As You’d Think

October 5, 2018 / Posted by:

Today’s cackle from Calabasas comes to you courtesy of a Bette Midler tweet gone oh-so-very wrong. Bette is normally a fiery presence on Twitter, and dragged Kim Kardashian for filth a few years back by saying if she wanted to take a selfie to show parts we hadn’t seen, she’d have to swallow the camera. Harsh! Accurate! Giggles! Well, nobody is giggling today (except maybe Kim since Bette is up Shit Creek) because Bette took to Twitter to say women are the “n-word of the world.” Yeah, she may not have thought before blasting that one out.

Bette has deleted the Tweet, but screen shots are forever:

Erm…well, as you might imagine, people didn’t take kindly to that one. The line is a bit of a steal from a John Lennon and Yoko Ono song, but let’s just say we didn’t learn from history. Bette explained that in another tweet (that was also deleted) after many deleted Hocus Pocus from their Halloween Movies To Watch list.


John and Yoko were read to filth 50 years ago when they tried to say that, and people today said it basically is UBER disrespectful to black people and especially black women. There were a slew of negative comments, including this one from ex-ESPN reporter Jemele Hill:

It took about three hours for Bette to wake up and walk it back:

Oh, Bette, trying to hide behind the Brett Kavanaugh nomination process as to why you were spouting ignorance. I’m going to have to start doing when I just say mean shit this weekend while drunk. Either way, not a good lewk, Bette. Girl, I’m pissed, grossed out, disgusted, and horrified about Kavanaugh, too, but that’s what a bottle of red wine (or two, or three, or an entire BevMo store) is for.


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