Bette Midler

Bette Midler has apologized for a tweet that sparked uproar on the social media platform on Friday. Midler reacted angrily to the FBI’s weeklong investigation into sexual harassment allegations against Brett Kavanaugh.

Midler was upset at the FBI’s failure to conduct a “complete investigation” into sexual harassment allegations against Kavanaugh, who is President Trump’s nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court.

The FBI found nothing to corroborate the allegations made by several women against Kavanaugh.

In a tweet on Thursday evening, the 72-year-old icon wrote: “Women are the n-word of the world”. Midler said she was quoting Yoko Ono who uttered the same words in a song with her late husband John Lennon in 1972.

Bette Midler tweet

Midler explained her thought process in her apology.

“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.”

But Black Twitter was furious that Midler used a quote that was stolen from famed Black author Zora Neal Hurston, who died in 1960.

“So Bette Midler quoted Yoko who stole the line from Zora Neale Hurston who shed light on how the Black woman is the mule of the world in her novel. But Yoko ignored that part. And so did Bette. So f–k both of them,” tweeted @nubiansweet.

And Twitter user @ShaniceDee wrote: “So first Bette Midler pretends black women don’t exist, and then tries to tell us to get out our feelings and that it’s not about race when she’s literally the one who brought race up??? I guess she doesn’t want us to enjoy Hocus Pocus this year…”

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  • Li-Wright

    I wish celebs would stop apologizing for what they say and what they mean to say. Just stop it.

  • Judge Mental Will

    Bette just aggravating…

  • stav

    Right ..own your hate and racism! It’s so crazy a Jew saying this ,one of the only other people almost more persecuted than blacks.

  • HalleMerry

    So we “doubly suffer” by being women AND Black?? TF kind of apology is that? You just disrespected us AGAIN! I LOVE being black AND being a woman! Fock her!

  • KLo

    i give her a pass because I don’t think it was meant to be racial

  • stav

    No passes for ignorance ! Her being a Jew woman why didn’t she say women are the Kikes of the world?

  • Li-Wright

    You misunderstood my comment. IMO she’s not racist she’s just comparing what women are going through with what N*GAS go through with white men. I just wish that celebs would stop apologizing for what they say. Own it.

  • Li-Wright

    It wasn’t racist. She’s comparing what women go through with powerful white men and what NEgroes experience. Ignored. Avoided. Called Crazy, etc.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    Are you speaking from personal experience regarding what “NEgroes” go through?

  • Soda
  • Soda

    Not with those pitiful examples. White women are lucky if that’s what they’ve had to endure compared to what black women have.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Wyte folks with a platform should clear stuff with their Black friends first.

  • Mielle Downey

    This

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Me too

  • Mielle Downey

    Becuz black people are the only ones who will give her dumb advice a pass. Wake up sheeple this is prove of thier ability to use our experience to further their sick liberal agenda. Malcolm x was a profit when he said they where two faced users.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    I’m just curious because some of these fonts seem to jump at the chance to use “N*GAS” in a sentence …that Armenian bot/troll that was on here used it right outta the gate, then got defensive when I smoked her out. They try to hide in plain sight, but they all have a ‘tell ‘ if you pay attention.

  • Mielle Downey

    Ohh she said what she said and meant it. Ut forgot to add her own people experience.

  • stav

    Ever heard of the Holocaust? Throughout the Bible there were many times they were almost eradicated, and many hate groups direct their hate at Jews first then blacks.

  • Soda

    They still kept their identity, their language, their customs and traditions. Almost doesn’t count.

  • stav

    Persecution is persecution, forced cultural assimilation is another story.

  • Quitedeliteful

    This big-nosed, floppy eared Jew does not get a pass. Instead of N****r why not Kike, Hymie, Jewboy, Moch, Hebe, Bagel-dogs, Hot-Pockets (because they got cooked in ovens), JAP, Jewgaboo, etc. etc. There are plenty of names her own people are called that she could have chosen to reference. Fugg Bette.

  • TheThrowbackBeauty

    She always talks like this. Maybe not publicly but…

  • Maxx

    She was referencing a song & quote she believed came from Ono. I actually went & listened to the song & I can see why she chose this as an example. Yes she should have taken a moment to research it before putting it out there especially with such a sensitive topic & choice of words, but was it meant to offend & be racist, IMO Hell naw….I love Bette Midler.

  • Miss Thang

    We know you’re an ally, Bette, as best you can be a a white woman.

  • Li-Wright

    I know one thing. I want to know what moisturizer she uses on her face. That face is baby smoothe!

  • Li-Wright

    Women are women, whether black, white, Middle Eastern or Asian….you want to see abuse — look at some of the abuse ME/Arabian and Asian women go through. They are tortured baby. Read some of those stories of poor Asians working in Saudi Arabia and enslaved.

  • Eileen

    SMH demon-rats at their best being nonthinkers

  • Eileen

    isn’t her skin the most!!!

  • Patricia

    white folks CAN NOT joke about blacks, draw black characters, quote from black sources, sing or perform songs by black artists, wear hairstyles blacks wear, wear clothing blacks wear, talk the way black talk, dress in the color black, or even say the word “black”. its just not allowed.

  • Eileen

    Girlfriend you mad today but you sho nuff telling da truff!!!!

  • Eileen

    Yeah why not they were getting roasted in ovens and babies being killed

  • Li-Wright

    People act like and write like there are no black princesses. There are black princesses and white princesses. They both are on the same level as far as I’m concerned.

    You know, as someone who was born in the US, I’m damn glad to have been born in the US. When I see the absolute torture some women (men) go through across the oceans. We should kiss the ground we walk on.

  • Eileen

    OUCH!! but it is true…every culture on planet earth has looked to America at black folks when it came to suffering and they profit]ted from it.

  • Eileen

    I got you girl!!! I would never want to be anything else but a black sista but only if I could straighten out my little bowleggs!!

  • Eileen

    The Jews were the most Blessed and the most hardheaded people on planet earth…

  • Dun Dilly

    Liberal white chicks at their best. damn shame.

  • Eileen

    Despite all black folks in America are Blessed! But we must utilize all of the advantages we have. The law is on our side we can move about freely black folks are more Blessed than we realize in this country.Just ask the africans and the black folks from the islands that is why they are jealous of American black folks the last folk off the ship got the better deal. If you dont think so trade places with a Black person from another county! Holla

  • SumthinSweeter

    I noticed that too. Certain Trolls or a “certain” troll uses the same style of format to post each time.

  • Logan Roberts

    Lol. Looka Quite finally giving somebody the business ?

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    Hey Sweeter! Yeah, they think we’re slow because we don’t always make it known that we be knowin’ ?

  • SumthinSweeter

    facts!

  • Shira Harding-James

    Her skin is gawgeous!!
    That’s all I have ?????

  • Rayne

    Damn right she can’t say that! Cause they never quote the whole damn thing just the parts that benefit them. Fawk them and fawk her and her bald head ass face too! Ugly bitch!

  • FukkFolks2018

    Fuck your cave demon ass Bette. Beaches is hands down, one of my all time fave movies. Ever. In life dawg. You have robbed me. Only sorry you aint said this way long ago. Down And Out In Beverly Hills. Outrageous Fortune. The Rose! Do you know how much my older sister loves The Rose? We grew up on your movies you bigot ass whore. You are dead to me.

  • Django the God

    White people with black friends don’t speak such ignorance. Or they ain’t no real n-words.

  • Whiplash(lacejagger)

    Damn Bette… Beaches is and will always be, one of my favorite movies.

  • FukkFolks2018

    It shouldnt have been repeated! EVER. PERIOD

  • Renee26

    ? ? ? ? ?

  • Renee26

    ????

  • Renee26

    ????

  • Mielle Downey

    this tone deaf liberal mouth viper.why did she not call on her own peoples experience to further her point since they were persecuted to( I will reference the Bible and my source).These liberal wte demons are always using black peoples suffering to further their agenda yet I don’t hear any of them acting on that. Black people have our own fight so we need to turn a deaf ear to these two faced users until we get our ten acre and mule. We let them use us until they achieve their goal and the we are tossed away like a used rag. WAKE UP BLACK PEOPLE THIS IS NOT A TEST THE REVOLUTION WILL BE TELEVISED AND WE ARE THE SACRIFICIAL LAMB.

  • FukkFolks2018

    why did she not call on her own peoples experience to further her point
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    This Jew heffa should HAVE.

  • Mielle Downey

    she forgot her Torah in temple and lost her entire mind in the process.She needs to read that and draw on her own people experience and leave our behinds out of her wte women are persecuted foolishness.They only bark when whte women are endanger.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Hocus Pocus mines….. chile…. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6f810f9dcac935e19c5cd01c08f3297b7f95d43412be1355598b96703fee26e5.gif Now she showing her azz lawd…. smgdh!!!! I can not ….

  • tintin

    Sandra good choice of picture for this story. African head wrap and all

  • Bashi22

    These African American ladies thinks these liberals white women are with them. They better wake up now.

  • Soda

    I get so sick of people trying to one up our struggle. Instead of agreeing that enslavement of Blacks in America was different than all others in that discrimination and vile treatment continued afterwards, even to this day, we have to constantly hear from #UsToo. Stop trying to make us invisible.

  • Fire & Ice

    She went in tonight!!!! It’s Friday ????.

  • Fire & Ice

    Going OFFFFF I see ????

  • Nik

    She said she had time today.???

  • Alextra Ballard

    Naaah you Hoecus Pocus bidch apology unexcepted. I’m just tie of folks consciously sayn shidt and then apologies under pressure. Fvck you and yo backtrack’n asz Bette

  • 88

    Newsflash The Jewish are not the Jews of The Holy Bible. The Jews of the Bible are so called Blacks, Hispanics and Native Indians.

  • http://www.pureromance.com LA

    #truth

  • Rainbowbelow

    I bet she wished she had some wind beneath her wings so she fly back in time and never post this BS.

  • 88

    Exactly the real jews lost everything

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5c620fe345499f1afaad4837192eb75bd3772318ebf0f9ec986d11349a870368.jpg

    Deuteronomy 28:37
    “And thou shalt become an astonishment, a proverb, and a byword, among all nations whither the LORD shall lead thee.” 

    Deuteronomy 28:48
    “Therefore shalt thou serve thine enemies which the LORD shall send against thee, in hunger, and in thirst, and in nakedness, and in want of all things: and he shall put a yoke of iron upon thy neck, until he have destroyed thee.”

  • Fire & Ice

    Ikr ? ? ?.

  • Jersey Girl

    That part

  • Shira Harding-James

    Good one! ?

  • Jersey Girl

    Yes.. ..the only good thing about this era is we get a front seat view into their dinner table discussions..interesting..??

  • Jersey Girl

    Facts..? these are the ashkenazi jews.. not the chosen ones..

  • Rainbowbelow

    Thank u??

  • dontgetblocked

    White women are fanatics. When they support a cause, they will steal from anyone (usually black women), lie, and cheat. They are straight out cray cray. This fool said that women are the n-word of the world. Basically, she said women are the niggas of the world. Who are niggaas? Black people? And we are lowest of of the world? She said it.

    Ya’ll can go ahead and support crazy azz Ford who walked away with a million bucks and the cover of Time. Amy Shumer who is throwing up her white fist. Keep on supporting these white women who do nothing but benefit from the black struggle. I’m going to sit back and sip my tea and watch these fools scream and cry and continue to show their true colors. In fact, I’m going to vote for every conservative white male because white males are the only ones that can keep these Snow witches in check. #notmyfight. #theybeenrapingusforhundredsofyears.

  • dontgetblocked

    Up here crying for that Ford idiot who just made a million dollars.

  • dontgetblocked

    She’s an ugly gypsy. All they do is haggle on prices and jew people down. Or better yet they always have a rip off hustle. I’ll pave your driveway today for $400 and then they do a crappy job. Phuck her and her Jewish tribe.

  • dontgetblocked

    I don’t have sympathy for anyone but black women. I don’t see any other races coming to our rescue. Phuck them all!

  • dontgetblocked

    Ever hear of Israel? Ever hear of Hollywood? Jews have it made. They have duel citizenship in the US and Israel. They own Hollywood. They’re lawyers and doctors. They recovered just fine and flourished. Blacks….we’re still down and out.

  • dontgetblocked

    Yoko Ono is another no-talent psycho. Who connived and used dark powers to get John Lennon. She’s a demon and old as Hell.

  • Dreamer

    Not you bigot ass whore tho ?

  • Rodmilla De Ghent

    that head wrap though

  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    This is her second time showing her true arse colors of late…don’t apologize for ish you meant.

  • Ni Ni

    Ain paying Bette Midler no mind. She done got old and got loose twitter fingers. Sn: I listen to wind beneath my wings and from a distance every other day; i aint giving them up?.

  • samuel severino

    Preach

  • samuel severino

    Amen

  • samuel severino

    Why? Don’t you want to know how they really feel?

  • samuel severino

    She used the most offensive word to…. nevermind.

  • Coffee1st

    no they didnt. they stole it.
    But yeah, i get your point.

  • smartchickfl

    Exactly. How could it not be racial?? ?

  • Coffee1st

    So you’re going to really try to compare approx. 7 yrs/ 6 million deaths to ’bout 245 yrs of an enslaved estimated 10 – 28 million??? Her point was not only the persecution but the consequences thereof. We have been decimated as a people. We have nothing except what they gave us – their religion, their values, their education, their food, their language, their standards of beauty, etc. Hell, behind each of our first names is the name of a white man who OWNED our forefathers NOT many generations ago.
    Persecution????? – How about utterly destroyed. Check the scrips 88 provided.
    And i’m not being partial. I have ancestors who died on the plantation and in the concentration camp. Nothing has been or ever will be comparable to the TAST

  • MadGyalGem

    I’m TIRED…… Cuz I just CAINT!

  • the guest

    Bette Midler didn’t originate the phrase. The phrase “Women are the N-word of the world” is commonly used by white feminist type women..The phrase has also been phrased as “Ireland is the N-word of Europe”. Fat white people have reference body shaming “Racism against fat people:.”

    The irony is that white people always reference and use black struggle, black plight and black oppression that is caused by white supremacy to describe and drive home the point of white hardships.

    By saying women are the n-word of the world they are calling black women n-word because BLACK WOMEN ARE WOMEN which white women tend to forget.

    Yes, women are second class citizens in the world. BUT white women are NOT subject to the same oppression as black people. It’s 2018 and STILL white people feel entitled to and ownership over black people.

  • the guest

    Ya’ll can go ahead and support crazy azz Ford who walked away with a million bucks and the cover of Time. Amy Shumer who is throwing up her white fist. Keep on supporting these white women who do nothing but benefit from the black struggle.

    ****

    Perfectly stated.

  • the guest

    LOL.

  • the guest

    THIS.

  • Solstice
  • Goodii2Shoes

    White women pretty much are the n****rs of their world. I don’t think Bette has the power/voice to back that up in public statements (she already putting it off on the Asian female who is the product of a culture where aborting female fetuses is more normal than birthing them…) but…. they were property who were so lowly in their culture that a black slave woman had to use her voice&power(s) to persuade white men to give white females a chance at freedom. (Like, N******, u can read the news & check the stories and legacies they’ve left Once freed from their chains……)

  • Goodii2Shoes

    Its bc u can definitely find white women & other non black women who are more n****** than a black woman … from a white perspective. Black women were allowed to make money & be instrumental in their family order during some eras of slavery…. that freedom is what spurred the jealousy of white women who wanted an opportunity to at least be seen as legitimately capable as a kidnapped, enslaved african woman.

  • Goodii2Shoes

    Technically, they say n******* are lazy ignorant ppl … & white ppl aren’t exempt… &as many non blacks consider themselves n****** ,…somewhere along the way ppl decided it was most derogatory when directed at enslaved Africans.

  • Raquel

    ???

  • Alicia.Ashe

    Midler is a clown.

  • Faithz

    Real live clown with a rag on her head, trying to be Funny.

  • Kimocha

    I don’t like that head wrap tho… is she tryna be funny?

  • stav

    Says who?

  • SweetTEE

    I for one am not fooled. History has proven the jealousy and intent behind their actions.

  • SweetTEE

    I’m not a fan, but I felt this in my heart lol

  • SweetTEE

    Personally, I love that she said this. I hope more of her peers show their true colors so we realize how they really feel. It ain’t the Trump’s we need to focus on bc they hate you to your face, it’s those who act like allies and smile in your face.

  • Quitedeliteful

    Bette don’t want none of this!?

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLOLOLOL! This bytch done got my pressure up!???

  • Quitedeliteful

    Right???

  • Alextra Ballard

    Yasssss!!!!

  • Mielle Downey

    So why couldn’t she have said white women are the k words indirect reference to her people and thier bible struggles and Germany? The point is we are tried of the cave beasts using us as a point of reference to further thier cause and a red line needs to be drawn.

  • Mielle Downey

    So why couldn’t she have said white women are the k words indirect reference to her people and thier bible struggles and Germany? The point is we are tried of the cave beasts using us as a point of reference to further thier cause and a red line needs to be drawn.

  • Fire & Ice

    ???

  • Barb

    Bette “U SHO IS UGLY” Inside & Out!!

  • francine

    I’m right there with you! This is NOT our fight and benefits Black people in no way, shape or form. “Believe Her” is BS for entitled white liberal women to feel more entitled when they lie, cheat and steal. How many Black men have been jailed or killed on the strength of a white women’s word? How many Black women have been discriminated in the workplace because your stood your ground against an entitled white woman and now you’re labeled “An Angry Black woman”? Nope, we not trying to go backwards…..remember Emmett Till.

  • Rick’s Cabaret

    The refugee women in Greece would agree with this. ???

  • MsPam

    Please any white person who does what you listed is always welcome to the cookout according to black folks. Black folks don’t know who/what are their enemies.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Women are their own worst enemies.

  • Bonita

    I appreciate it when “others” are honest about how they really feel towards Blacks. That way I know who my enemy is. Great job Bette!

  • Neva RuthLess

    Not possible. Men have been the biggest threat to women since the dawn of time. Ironically men come from women and depend entirely on their mothers to survive for at least the first 2 years of life.

  • Neva RuthLess

    No one is more disrespected and mistreated then black women. Our men as a collective don’t even build,protect, or provide for us. I understand what she was trying to say though. She’s not completely wrong.

  • Neva RuthLess

    And how many black men are still more than willing to sleep,date, mate, and marry white women?

  • Neva RuthLess

    Since when have been black men been with us? That’s the true gag.

  • CocoBabe88

    I’m sorry but I do not see where or how white women (including caucasian jewish women like Ms. Midler) are suffering. None of those things she mentioned in her tweet apply to white women anywhere (besides rape, assault, sexual harassment which is duly processed even when untrue) In fact they are the most entitled and privileged group on the planet surpassing even white and black men (yes black men are the entitled, privileged group among black americans in case you’ve been under a rock). But for women of color all over the world yes. Her sentiments reign true and have already been stated by others for decades, including the late great (and conservative) Malcolm X.