Bette Midler Tweets West Virginia Is ‘Poor, Illiterate, Strung Out’ And The Comebacks Are Brutal
Bette Midler sparked a firestorm on Twitter with her unkind words about West Virginia and defenders of Middle America came out in droves.
Star of stage and film Bette Midler came under fire on Twitter this past week for an inflammatory tweet in which she suggested West Virginians are “Poor, illiterate, and strung out.”
What #JoeManchin, who represents a population smaller than Brooklyn, has done to the rest of America, who wants to move forward, not backward, like his state, is horrible. He sold us out. He wants us all to be just like his state, West Virginia. Poor, illiterate and strung out.
— bettemidler (@BetteMidler) December 20, 2021
Bette Midler’s Twitter outburst was in response to West Virginia’s Senator Joe Manchin refusing to vote for the massive “Build Back Better” spending bill.
While supporters of the bill say it would help people in West Virginia, others worried that the massive government program would be too expensive and not achieve its desired results.
As is typical for activist celebrities on Twitter, the outspoken liberal elite let her heart get in front of her head. The result: she posted something regrettable that is frankly mean and untrue.
We aren’t going to come together as a country if we keep attacking those less fortunate or different from us.
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Bette Midler presumably got the message loud and clear as she was forced to recant her statement referencing West Virginia. But that apology didn’t arrive until Twitter took the Divine Miss M to task for her words.
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People online were NOT on-board with what the star of Hocus Pocus had to say.
Just stop…when was the last time that you were here? How many people have you met from WV? Enough with the stereotypes. I am glad that he voted against this massive spending bill, and so are the majority of the WV people.
— Debbie B (@ldbowman84) December 20, 2021
Two things, Bette. 1) Read the Constitution, it explains how this all works. 2) don’t plan a trip to West Virginia, the people there are far too decent for your ilk.
— Buzz Patterson (@BuzzPatterson) December 20, 2021
Bette Midler thinks everybody in West Virginia is “Poor, illiterate and strung out.”
I have news for Bette; Everybody in Hollywood is “Rich, illiterate, and strung out.” 🤣 https://t.co/h5CoLYgaOo
— Ol’ St. Wick🎅 (@imUrB00gieman) December 20, 2021
If the media were remotely fair they would be canceling @BetteMidler right now.
But we know the reality of the situation – she’s already washed up.
— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) December 21, 2021
Many call this further proof of what “coastal elites” think of the rest of America.
Bette Midler said what most big city Democrats believe in their heart. If you don’t live where they live, and believe what they believe you are less than them, and they hate you to the core. https://t.co/0vYxPXb5Ac
— Matthew Kolken (@mkolken) December 21, 2021
No apology from @BetteMidler can change what she said because this is genuinely how she & the Hollywood elites feel about the hardworking & proud people of WV.
Good thing the lionhearted people of WV don’t concern themselves with the opinion of a sheep.
Thanks, @Sen_JoeManchin. https://t.co/so43dbNgAK
— Byron Donalds (@ByronDonalds) December 21, 2021
When you’re a Hollywood liberal, they let you say it!
The condescension of @BetteMidler toward Americans who disagree with her is repulsive, and would not be tolerated in any other profession. https://t.co/e9vBWF17iX
— Nick Searcy, INSURRECTIONAL FILM & TELEVISION STAR (@yesnicksearcy) December 21, 2021
Will Bette Midler Learn To Be Nicer On Twitter?
I think she got the point, yea?
If only people could try be a little more kind on Twitter. Or follow the old adage “if you can’t say anything nice don’t say anything at all”?
I know, asking a Hollywood star to keep her mouth shut is a stretch, but perhaps she’ll learn?
A quick scroll of Bette Midler’s tweets on the following day, however, point to a big fat NOPE.
When will the Hollywood elite learn to stop insulting people from Real America? Please share this.
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