Bette Midler is backpedaling. In response to the controversy of Brett Kavanaugh possibly being a member of the Supreme Court, Midler tweeted Thursday,
“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.”
Many responded quickly, stating she was dismissing the presence of racism and its effects.
Friday, Midler deleted the tweet and posted, “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.”