Bette Midler Apologizes for Tweeting “Women Are the N-Word of the World”

Bette Midler Apologizes for Tweeting “Women Are the N-Word of the World”

Bette Midler has apologized for a controversial tweet that sparked outrage on the social media platform final week.

In a brazen try and name out male patriarchy in response to Brett Kavanaugh’s Senate affirmation hearings, the actress wrote on Twitter: “Ladies are the n-word of the world.”

It didn’t take lengthy for Midler to appreciate her mistake both, as a result of just some hours later, returned with an apology, saying that she was quoting John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s “Girl Is The N***** Of The World” track, whose lyrics clarify the plight of girls.

“I collect I’ve offended many by my final tweet,” she mentioned in a now-deleted tweet (FYI: She additionally deleted the “Ladies Are the N-Word of the World” tweet). “‘Ladies are the…and so forth’ is a quote from Yoko Ono from 1972, which I by no means forgot. It rang true then, and it rings true as we speak, whether or not you prefer it or not. This isn’t about race, that is about the standing of girls; THEIR HISTORY.”

She went on to elucidate that she “angrily tweeted with out pondering [her] alternative of phrases can be enraging to black girls” and apologized:

“The too transient investigation of allegations towards Kavanaugh infuriated me. Angrily I tweeted w/o pondering my alternative of phrases can be enraging to black girls who doubly undergo, each by being girls and by being black. I’m an ally and stand with you; at all times have. And I apologize.”

However Black Twitter was livid that Midler quoted phrases stolen from famed Black writer Zora Neal Hurston, who died in 1960.

“So Bette Midler quoted Yoko who stole the line from Zora Neale Hurston who make clear how the Black girl is the mule of the world in her novel. However Yoko ignored that half. And so did Bette. So f**ok each of them,” tweeted @nubiansweet.

“So first Bette Midler pretends black girls don’t exist, after which tries to inform us to get out our emotions and that it’s not about race when she’s actually the one who introduced race up??? I suppose she doesn’t need us to get pleasure from Hocus Pocus this yr…” wrote Twitter consumer @ShaniceDee.

Rapper and activist Killer Mike informed TMZ that he accepted Midler’s apology and agreed that she made a very good level, however he mentioned no group of individuals are handled worse than black girls.

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“The grain of fact whether or not it’s there or not in phrases of girls being handled by their male counterparts, it begins with White male European patriarchy,” Killer Mike mentioned. “So in phrases of the first particular person oppressed by White male patriarchy […] was going to be particular person laying subsequent to them. However finally, it’s not the kind of fact to attempt to affiliate your self with as a result of Black girls are handled worse than anybody.”

He added that if she actually needs to be on black girls’s facet, like she says she does, she must step up and do extra, and be a co-conspirator with black girls, as an alternative of merely simply an ally.

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