Actress Bette Midler took to Twitter to candidly express her feelings about the Brett Kavanaugh case and her attempt to make a valid point was thwarted when she used the phrase “n-word” in her tweet.
Her original tweet read, “Women are the n-word of the world, 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. They are the most disrespected creatures on earth.”
Bette’s original tweet was paraphrasing a Lennon-Ono song “Woman Is the N*gger Of The World,” which appeared on the duo’s 1972 album “Some Time in New York City”
She deleted the tweet after 3 hours and then tweeted an explanation for the original tweet saying, “I gather I have offended many by my last tweet. ‘Women are the…etc.’ is a quote from Yoko Ono from 1972, which I never forgot. It rang true then, and it rings true today, whether you like it or not. This is not about race, this is about the status of women; THEIR HISTORY.”
Bette issued an apology via Twitter after deleting the second tweet stating, “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.”
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