Bette Midler is known to speak freely when it comes to talking politics on Twitter. She has carved out a place for herself on the president’s go-to social media platform as a fierce political heckler, and her latest tweet targeting Melania Trump might be her harshest dig yet.
The actress and singer posted a photo on Wednesday of the now first lady from an infamous British GQ shoot. In this particular image from 2000, Melania Trump is posing over the pilot seats in the cockpit of her husband’s private jet, wearing a futuristic outfit consisting of a barely there transparent chain-link dress and metal headpiece.
— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) November 14, 2018
Midler’s condescending caption included the hashtag #FLOTITS, commenting on Trump’s mostly exposed breasts, quipping “the dry cleaning bill for upholstery on Air Force One must be insane.”
Commenters are not happy with Midler’s joke, calling her “crass,” “jealous” and “desperate.”
— MCVAY RIGGANS (@McvayRiggans) November 15, 2018
What a crass and inelegant remark. Perhaps upbringing is harder to overcome than previously thought. Money hasnt bought you class, Betty
— Lisa Shive (@momisme3) November 15, 2018
Get out of the bitter barn.
— Boo You (@CenterMichele) November 15, 2018
Sad. You should try to live by your own standards.
— S Kawane (@ShannonKawane) November 15, 2018
She's Hot! You're Not!
— Stiener (@Stiener12) November 15, 2018
Others are criticizing her for taking down another woman.
They all talk about women rights and power and being strong but then want to bring down women that are not brainwashed like them.
— Katherina G (@kathelinafit) November 15, 2018
I love you and loathe that whole family but no. Just no. Pick apart her dangerous actions, not her body/use thereof.
Women deserve better than this.
— Mombi (@MaynanMombi) November 15, 2018
Snarky women are never pretty
— JC (@conservogirl) November 15, 2018
This what look like when leftist can’t argue, they go so low …pretending to champion women’s rights ..but don’t care to ruin and malign every women who does not agree with them ..
— лани дела крус рамсе (@LaniDelacruz6) November 15, 2018
Woman lift each other up. I just lost all respect for you.
— Donna Marcotte (@Donna_Marcotte) November 15, 2018
Some are even renouncing their loyalty to the beloved Broadway legend.
What a shame! U were 1 of my favorite actresses & singers growing up! My mother would listen2 your songs all day & that is where I got my love for4u! My children also fell in love with yr music! 1of their favorite movies was HocusPocus! u just hurt alot of people that loved U!
— Tammy g growell (@TammyGCrowell) November 15, 2018
I am such a big fan for decades of your various entertainment talents.
Please take the high road, don't sink to mud slinging at undeserved targets.
You are better than a tweet at FLOTUS.
Is Baron next?
Its fine if you Tweet your views at POTUS all night & day.#smh
— RodBenderz (@d1hoops) November 15, 2018
Shame in you, I find it so sad, you were one of my heroes growing up and to see this on your Twitter feed actually makes me feel ill. While I was never a fan of Michelle Obama I will always respect her as flotus. Shame on you
— FranMorgan (@FranMor46688646) November 15, 2018
A few have pointed out the hypocrisy of Midler’s tweet because she has posed provocatively herself.
It was cool when you did it though? pic.twitter.com/XPDds3cixF
— MLH ♥️ (@just_mindy) November 15, 2018
There are still a handful of fans who are on her side.
Ignore the haters. You are amazing and very loved!
— hollyguacamole (@caboberyn) November 15, 2018
Love your humor!!
— Deb Stevens (@DebStev44639687) November 15, 2018
But mostly it seems the joke has backfired because people are now viewing Midler as the one without class.
Really ? Class it up please
— murphandcompany (@murphandcompany) November 15, 2018
Then there’s the one who just wants to understand the outfit entirely.
Bette I do agree with you. Question though, what is this. Was she wearing her computer
— laurena (@laurena75779757) November 15, 2018
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