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Bette Midler Apologizes For Racially Insensitive Tweet About Women

Bette Midler Apologizes For Racially Insensitive Tweet About Women

Bette Midler is apologizing for her controversial tweet about women.

Following the Brett Kavanaugh hearings earlier this week, the 72-year-old actress shared a quote which included the phrase, “Women are the n-word of the world.”

Fans quickly called out Bette for using the racially insensitive quote, which she attributed to Yoko Ono and is also the title of a John Lennon song.

Bette later took to her Twitter to apologize for the tweet.

“The too brief investigation of allegations against Kavanaugh infuriated me. Angrily I tweeted w/o thinking my choice of words would be enraging to black women who doubly suffer, both by being women and by being black. I am an ally and stand with you; always have. And I apologize,” Bette wrote.

See her entire tweet below…

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  • Max

    I’m so sick of people apologizing for the truth just because it is insensitive. It’s not your fault people can’t take it and getting butt hurt for EVERYTHING these days. Bette didn’t mean it to be racist. all she said was that women are treated and used like people use the “n-word”. if all she showed compassion. that’s more than most of you show when you call each other n-gers.

  • mahbelle

    Bette should know better.

  • Lexi

    Anyone surprised by this mustn’t have known or heard about Bette during the early days. She’s known for opening her mouth and letting it rip. I get the sentiment of what she meant but she could have expressed it a better way.