Bette Midler has been an LGBT community ally for over 50 years. Known for using her quick wit and sharp tongue for decades she has poked fun at everyone regardless of race, creed, or sexual orientation.
Last night Midler was attacked on Twitter for posting a joke tweet about Caitlyn Jenner by thin skinned trans-activists and social justice warriors.
“Now that @IAmCait has been cancelled, will she go back to being Bruce? Will Kris take him back? Do I smell a re-wedding?
Well that threw trans-activist, many of whom do not like Jenner themselves into a tizzy with many labeling the Divine Miss M. “transphobic”
@BetteMidler @IAmCait Yes, because being transgender is just a phase? What a vile tweet. Will you go back to being irrelevant?
— Josh Haigh (@joshcharles_21) August 21, 2016
.@BetteMidler @IAmCait Just shows, you can be as gay-friendly all you want, but to some, transphobia comes so easy. How tired and pathetic.
— Annie Wallace (@anniewallace) August 21, 2016
I hope @BetteMidler apologizes for her terrible transphobic comments and takes the time to educate herself on trans people’s rights/dignity
— Her Majesty (@RoyalHoeliness) August 21, 2016
Having respect for transgender people and also believing Caitlyn Jenner may be a phony are not mutually exclusive points of view. Is it even possible anymore to say anything negative or make a joke about one trans person no matter how warranted without it equating to saying it about all trans people and getting in hot water?
Midler who later deleted the tweet and apologized for any feelings she might have hurt has made a living out of comedy, snark, and music for almost a half-a-century and has always been a staunch supporter of the LGBT community. So it’s ironic that trans-activist are telling Bette Midler to get educated about trans rights because she tweeted about Caitlyn Jenner, when Caitlyn Jenner herself was once a wealthy white Republican man who is now a wealthy white Republican woman who herself needs to be educated about LGBTQ rights.
My only question is now when will these same trans-activist demand an apology from Caitlyn Jenner’s for embarrassing the entire LGBT community since her transition and for supporting a political party that wants to see us without any rights or human dignity?
Oh that’s right she doesn’t have to make one. She’s transgender.