Bette Midler Writes ‘Women Are The N-Words Of The World,’ Gets Rightfully Dragged

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Bette Midler felt the wrath of the Internet for her tweet that said that “Women, are the n-word of the world.” The comment, which is actually the title of a song performed and written by John Lennon and Yoko Ono, came during highly-publicized protests of the Supreme Court confirmation of alleged sexual predator Brett Kavanaugh.

“Raped, beaten, enslaved, married off, worked like dumb animals; denied education and inheritance; enduring the pain and danger of childbirth and life IN SILENCE for THOUSANDS of years,” the Grammy and Tony-winning performer continued. She was berated in thousands of replies, where many said she was minimizing racism and feminism at the same time. One wrote that she was competing in the “Oppression Olympics.”

“Dear @BetteMidler I believe you meant well,” wrote Roots actor LeVar Burton. “Still, you crossed a line AND gave the impression that your suffering is commensurate with that of my ancestors. I don’t think that’s what you meant, at least I hope not. Sincerely, Kunta.”

“The too brief investigation of allegations against Kavanaugh infuriated me,” she tweeted after deleting the controversial comments. “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.”

Read some responses to her tweet below.

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