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Bette Midler Slammed For Racist Tweet Against Black Trump Supporters

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Bette Midler, to the best of this writer's knowledge, is perhaps most famous for providing the soundtrack for the Happy Hands Club in Napoleon Dynamite. Well, anyways I guess she has done a lot more in Hollywood such as Disney's Hocus Pocus, but apparently, she is also a racist and a hardcore, seemingly deranged, anti-Trump celebrity. On Wednesday, Midler remarked that the only possible way that black supporters could attend a rally in favor of President Trump is if they were paid. What is worse, is she referred to these individuals as the "blackground."

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There were dozens, if not hundreds, of replies explaining to Midler why her tweet was racist and downright stupid. Here are some highlights:

However, perhaps the best response came from actress Kirstie Alley. 

"This is one of the most racist, degrading "jokes" I've seen on Twitter & that's saying a lot. 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??!!," she tweeted. 
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That really sums it up. Let's call a spade a spade here. Midler's tweet was stupid, ignorant, and racist.


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