Bette Midler In Hot Water After Saying ‘Women Are The N-Word Of The World’ In Controversial Tweet

Actress and singer, Bette Midler, has never been shy about speaking her mind, but now she is apologizing for an offensive message she sent out on Twitter. In the tweet, the Hocus Pocus actress quotes a Yoko Ono, and John Lennon song from 1972.   

It was not good then and it is not good now. 

 The now deleted 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.

Immediately people were upset and pointed out to Midler exactly why. 

Midler then doubled down and defended the tweet with this explanation. 

She simply wasn’t getting it. 

There was a very specific layer to the story that hurts black women. 

The best way to do better is to educate yourself.

Eventually, Midler removed the tweet and sent out an apology. 

For many people the apology fell flat. 

We would all do well to remember this. 

H/T: Huffington Post, USA Today