Sheâ€™s the queen of camp â€” and, in recent years, the queen of Twitter shade!
While sheâ€™s ruffled some feathers, the icon says itâ€™s all in good fun.
â€œI look at it as entertainment. I donâ€™t take it seriously,â€ says Midler, 70, who is reissuing a deluxe version of her 1972 debut The Divine Miss M. â€œItâ€™s easier to write a thought in 140 characters than it is to waffle on for acres and acres and acres of words. If it amuses a few people a couple times a day, great. They shouldnâ€™t look for anything more than that.â€
After nude photos of Bieber hit the web last year, his father commented on the size of his sonâ€™s manhood, writing in a now-deleted tweet, â€œwhat do you feed that thing #proud daddy.â€ Midler jumped into the fray, admonishing the pop starâ€™s parent: â€œ.@justinbieber dad tweeted heâ€™s proud of his sonâ€™s penis size. I think the biggest dâ€” in this situation is the dad who abandoned his son.â€
And earlier this year, the actress-singer aimed her barbs at the Kardashian clan, criticizing Kim for her nude selfie-seen-round the world in March, then in June joking that sheâ€™d named her chickens Kourtney, Kim and KhloÃ©.
But last month, Midler â€” who will star in Broadwayâ€™s upcoming Hello, Dolly! revival in March â€” appeared to let bygones be bygones when she tweeted some sincere praise Kimâ€™s way.
â€œI did give her major, major kudos for standing up for Armenia,â€ Midler says of the Armenian-American reality star and tech maven, who wrote an essay slamming the Wall Street Journal after the paper sold an advertisement to a group who denied the Armenian Genocide.
Bravo to @KimKardashian for calling out @wallstjournal for printing an ad denying the Armenian genocide! Bravo to all who refuse to forget!
â€” Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) September 17, 2016
Adds Midler, â€œI thought that was really good and really brave and a real reason to give her a shout-out.â€