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Bette Midler Apologizes For Caitlyn Jenner Tweet Deemed ‘Transphobic’ – Should She Have Apologized?

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Bette Midler Apologizes For Caitlyn Jenner Tweet Deemed ‘Transphobic’
By Rosemary Rossi
August 21, 2016 @ 5:46 PM

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Bette Midler‘s quick wit and sharp tongue have gotten her into a trouble with Caitlyn Jenner fans after tweeting a rather controversial comment about the transgender icon.

“Now that @IAmCait has been cancelled, will she go back to being Bruce?” Midler wrote, referring to Jenner’s former life as Olympic gold medalist Bruce Jenner.

Midler then double-dipped, hitting a nerve about the reality star’s ex-wife Kris Jenner, and the Kardashian empire. “Will Kris take him back? Do I smell a re-wedding?!” Midler asked.

DEAR FRIENDS @HRC, WHOM I HAVE ALWAYS SUPPORTED. SORRY LAST TWEET OFFENDED. AN IDLE MUSING. I SEEM TO HAVE MISREAD THE TEMPER OF THE TIMES.

Although Midler has since deleted the post, the floodgates were already open and the criticism poured in. Some accepted her apology; some did not.

@tina_tootsie @Danimay_Palmer @BetteMidler @HRC whereas this sounds like “oops I wasn’t PC enough” as evidenced by some of the responses

@caz_lives @Danimay_Palmer @BetteMidler @HRCB I’m 4 individual liberties, 4 all. Cait supports plp who r against many. where is her apology?

@tina_tootsie misgendering and deadnaming hurting all trans people. Criticise Caitlyn for shit she does and says, not who she is.

@caz_lives @tina_tootsie She is a privileged man who has embarrassed the entire LGBT community, whereas Bette Midler always supported us.

@caz_lives @BetteMidler @HRC At least she apologized. Just take the apology.

@Danimay_Palmer @BetteMidler @HRC I’m not really here for a war. But the wording suggests she doesn’t really understand why people were hurt

“People, #CaitlynJenner says she is STILL voting GOP in 2016,” Midler tweeted last November. “Regardless of gender identity, I guess she identifies most as ‘uninformed.’”

The star of “First Wives Club” and “Beaches” has also clashed with other members of the Jenner family. She and Kim Kardashian got into a little bit of a Twitter tiff after Kanye West’s better half posted a nude selfie. Midler, of course, had a smart response, tweeting, “Kim Kardashiantweeted a nude selfie today. If Kim wants us to see a part of her we’ve never seen, she’s gonna have to swallow the camera.”

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