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NEW YORK (AP) — Bette Midler is apologizing for a tweet that caused a social media backlash when she compared the struggle of women to the history of racism.

The singer-actress wrote that women “are the n-word of the world” and “They are the most disrespected creatures on earth.” Midler was quoting the title of a 1972 song written by John Lennon and Yoko Ono.

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The comment drew sharp criticism from many who said it erased the atrocities committed against Black people and the struggle of Black women in particular.

Midler tried to defend the tweet before deleting it altogether and apologizing a few hours later, saying to Black women: “I am an ally and stand with you; always have. And I apologize.”

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8 thoughts on “Bette Midler Apologizes After Her ‘N-Word’ Tweet Causes Backlash

  1. Why dont you try supporting America rather than supporting the viruses of ugliness? We are here to help,love, support all people! To do so otherwise is working for evil. Note (its a ugly car for sale, but its got some nice wheels n a great sound system; your trying to sell it ( lift it up), you gonna say how ugly it is or talk about those wheels n sound system? Got a complaint? Take that to God! He does control the heart,mind,world and yes everything; Including your outlook, start there and ask Him about it!

  2. Michael Middleton on said:

    Even the best of them will ever really understand the Black experience. We’re two totally different races and everyone needs to acknowledge and accept it. It shouldn’t be any surprises this day and time.

  3. tedgravely on said:

    What time was that tweet? She must have been drunk or coming off her meds. She went too far. Oh and there are people calling her out. She’s not getting a pass.

  4. Autumn on said:

    I had no idea who the tranny looking old white bitch was I googled her to find out she’s some washed up actress/ singer. Betty/ Bette whom ever take an seat with your ugly old wrinkled fucked up face.

  5. hoodtechie on said:

    she is a liberal democrat and blacks or Hollywood will not be asking for her head on a platter.this is how we are groomed to accept some people using the n-word while others can’t,which is why no one respects us.until we demand the word not be used period we will always be regarded as the n word

  6. Christianforreal on said:

    Yes, Bette, women are treated horribly, generally and I, for one, am shocked to realize that there are so many who have suffered. It’s insane, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves. It is in no way comparable to the struggle of black people, no way at all!!! Just imagine, if you think what woman, especially abused and/or molested white women have gone through is bad, TRY to imagine how much worse it is for black people, black women in particular. The struggle of those (men and women) who have been sexually assaulted has mostly been done in secret, our struggle was not only outward and blatant, it was celebrated in most areas as a show. Noooooo comparison.

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