Kirsty Alley blasted one of Bette Midler’s tweet as
“one of the most racist, degrading ‘jokes’ I’ve seen on Twitter & that’s saying a lot.”
The Divine Miss M has been getting a lot of grief after taking a dig at Trump and his (tiny) number of black supporters.
She shared a photo on Twitter where several black men were visible behind him at a recent rally suggesting they were paid to be a part of the
Alley responded with
“We get it Bette, you hate Trump & that’s your right but to imply Black men have to be PAID to celebrate their OWN political views is pure and REAL racism. And ‘BLACKGROUND’?? WTF??!!”
Alley has endorsed Trump on social media but she walked back that support in the wake of the Access Hollywood tape. (But one assumes based on previous stories and comments that she’s still a Trump supporter.)
As of last night, Midler had not responded directly to Alley or the numerous other conservatives who have expressed their disapproval of her Wednesday tweet.
When the Twitter user said Midler used
“too many F-bombs.”
“Personally, I enjoy swearing. Why don’t you try it, you uptight…..ha!”
Do you think Midler’s Tweet was racist?
Me, no. Black people are often strategically placed behind Trump (along with women and hispanics) to imply he has that group’s support, when in fact the majority of his supporters are white men.
Look, there are African American men in this shot! How much did he pay them to be “blackground”? pic.twitter.com/pTkoHTIpQl— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) July 24, 2019