Bette Midler slammed as racist for suggesting black people were paid to be 'blackground' at Trump rally
Bette Midler's tweet continued to create controversy online as activist Candace Owens wrote that the actress ‘hates everyone’ and accused her of having a ‘breakdown’
Actress Bette Midler is facing heavy criticism for a tweet suggesting that African Americans were "paid" to be at a Donald Trump reelection rally.
The actress took to Twitter on Wednesday, July 24, to post the controversial comments, where she said that the supporters of the Republican were in the "blackground."
Minutes after the 73-year-old posted the tweet, one online user, Heather Champion, slammed her message, stating that the actress assumes "black men cannot think for themselves but are willing to be bribed." Champion added that the actress was the "definition of a racist."
The Hocus Pocus star, who has 1.7 million followers on the social media platform, however, did not respond to the criticism except for one message about her use of expletives in other tweets.
"Oh, Robby my boy. You must’ve been watching with #BigotBette @BetteMidler. Those who scream the loudest (and drop the most F-bombs)....." Twitter user Shirl wrote.
To which Midler responded with: "As many as I feel like! Personally, I enjoy swearing. Why don’t you try it, you uptight.....ha!"
Midler's initial tweet, which received over 1,800 retweets and over 5,600 likes on Thursday, continued to create controversy online as activist Candace Owens wrote that the actress "hates everyone" and accused her of having a "breakdown."
"White Democrats hate that republicans are freeing black people again," Owens wrote on Twitter.
While recording artist Joy Will said: "Really, Bette? REALLY? You’re this crazy to insinuate black Americans have absolutely no mind or values of their own & would only support their country & @realdonaldtrump for ‘money’? SMH you probably think they’re all pimps & black women like me are just h***, too?"
The actress was also slammed by actor Terence K. Williams who wrote: "[Trump] did not pay any black people to support him! We can think for ourselves. I never received a checked!"
Another Twitter user wrote: "That’s some racist c*** right there. I guess an old, white woman like yourself gets to decide what and how black people should believe and vote."
Meanwhile, Midler continued to criticize Trump even after the racist tweet. During the former special counsel Robert Mueller's testimony, she wrote: "HE SOLD OUT HIS COUNTRY FOR A BUILDING IN MOSCOW. Take that in, America. Let it sink in, that you have elected a mobster who doesn’t give a flying f*** about you."
Interestingly, President Trump is yet to respond to Midler's tweet. The Republican had previously called her a "sick scammer" and a "washed up psycho" for her tweets against him.