Bette Midler Apologizes For Calling Women 'The N-Word Of The World'

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The “Hocus Pocus” star issued an apology hours later for her controversial tweet.
Paula Rogo Oct, 05, 2018

Bette Midler is apologizing for a controversial tweet where she called women “the n-word of the world.“

The actress came under fire for her words on Thursday in the now-deleted tweet.

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Midler wrote, “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 They are the most disrespected creatures on earth.”


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The controversial line paraphrases the title of a song, “Woman Is the ‘N’ of the World” written by John Lennon and Yoko Ono from their 1972 album Some Time in New York City.

The Hocus Pocus star issued an apology hours later.

“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,” she wrote Thursday night. “I am an ally and stand with you; always have. And I apologize.”

Despite her apology, many were not here for her initial comments: