Bette Midler Got Shit For Her Response To The Baby Formula Shortage

May 14, 2022 / Posted by:

Bette Midler is well-known for a lot of things: singing, acting, and running her mouth online. Guess which of these talents has landed her in hot water? If you responded, “Bette, for your sake, get off Twitter,” then you’re right! The actress recently commented on the baby formula shortage hitting America and did it with the nuance and grace that you come to expect from Hollywood royalty. In other words, she said something tone-deaf on Twitter and got some heat!

The US is currently facing an awful baby formula shortage, one of the worst in recent history. There are a few reasons behind this major disruption, but, in short, ongoing supply chain issues and a recent recall from one of the largest suppliers for baby formula has led to parents scrambling to find formula for their kids. It’s not a particularly easy problem to solve. Unless you’re Bette Midler! Bette weighed in on the situation and came up with her faultless solution to this seemingly complex quandary:

DUH! Breastfeeding! Why didn’t millions of American parents think of that?! They did and they let Bette have it.

In case you were unaware, breastfeeding isn’t always the best or easily available option for feeding a baby. There are lots of reasons why people can’t breastfeed, so formula is the next best thing. Bette was taken to task and inundated with families sharing well thought out explanations and heartfelt anecdotes as to why formula is necessary. You hear that, Bette? You CAN think before you tweet! After receiving hundreds of replies, Bette decided that instead of taking the L, she would respond to the backlash with another message.

Unsurprisingly, the tweet also got a lot of criticism for the “piling on” and #WETNURSES comments.

Yeah, Bette definitely sidestepped the apology (add dancing to her many talents!) and went the “let me explain myself” route. I can understand this decision, though. After saying sorry to all of West Virginia, she only has so many “Apologize to the Masses” templates left in her Twitter drafts!

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