Bette Midler Apologizes for Saying “Women Are the Ni***s of the World”

Bette Midler Apologizes for Saying “Women Are the Ni***s of the World”

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Actress, Singer and Comedian Bette Midler was so bothered by the confirmation of supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, that she took to Twitter on Thursday to say, “Women are the n-word of the world.” Adding that women are “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.” She ends the tweet by saying, women “are the most disrespected creatures on earth.”

Many were upset with the fact that Midler was comparing the history of women to the mistreated history of black people. Since then, Midler tweeted an apology saying,

“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.”

Written by Clarke Jones

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