Bette Midler (/bɛt/; born December 1, 1945) is an American actress, comedian, singer, and author. Throughout her career, which spans over five decades, Midler has received numerous accolades, including four Golden Globe Awards, three Grammy Awards, three Primetime Emmy Awards, two Tony Awards and a Kennedy Center Honor, in addition to nominations for two Academy Awards and a British Academy Film Award.
Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, Midler began her professional career in several off-off-Broadway plays, prior to her engagements in Fiddler on the Roof and Salvation on Broadway in the late 1960s. She came to prominence in 1970 when she began singing in the Continental Baths, a local gay bathhouse where she managed to build up a core following. Since 1970,
Actress Bette Midler just can’t catch a break this week, going from transphobic to Islamophobic in her tweets and getting slammed by leftists all over the place, who are accusing her of being against transgenders as well as Muslims.
After an epic meltdown for weeks, Midler stepped in it the first time by tweeting, “WOMEN OF THE WORLD! We are being stripped of our rights over our bodies, our lives and even of our name! They don’t call us ‘women’ anymore; they call us ‘birthing people’ or ‘menstruators’, and even ‘people with vaginas’! Don’t let them erase you! Every human on earth owes you!”
The tweet was evidently meant as a political statement against the Supreme Court which overturned the landmark abortion case Roe v. Wade enraging leftists. It was immediately descended upon and derided as Islamophobic on social media. Continue reading
The post was thought to be a comparison between the recent abortion ruling by the high court and the repression by Islamic or Sharia law. According to the Independent, Islam does not forbid abortions and in fact, they are not banned outright in any majority-Muslim nation. Not to mention the not insignificant fact that the decision was decided by American Christians.