Outspoken singer and Hocus Pocus star Bette Midler has been slammed for posting a ‘transphobic’ tweet about Caitlyn Jenner.
The 70-12 months-previous comedian was commenting on the truth that Jenner’s Tv documentary I Am Cait has been cancelled following just two series due to low ratings. And the controversial brand of comedy Bette deployed in the tweet – which referenced Caitlyn’s ex Kris Jenner – left swathes of her fans and followers totally outraged. She wrote: ‘Now that @IAmCait has been cancelled, will she go back to getting Bruce? Will Kris consider him back? Do I smell a re-wedding?!’. Now that @IAmCait has been cancelled, will she go back to staying Bruce? Will Kris consider him back? Do I smell a re-wedding?! Bette’s tweet left the LGBT community fuming – and those who simply did not find it funny spoke up also. @BetteMidler @IAmCait Yes, due to the fact staying transgender is just a phase? What a vile tweet.
Will you go back to becoming irrelevant? @lov3humanity The struggles of becoming Transgender isn’t exactly humorous. And to joke about it in this context is hugely offensive.
Bette, centre, starred in Hocus Pocus with Sarah Jessica Parker, left, and Kathy Najimy, correct (Image: Buena Vista Photos) Some followers had been shocked Bette poked fun at the world’s most popular transgender star taking into consideration she is herself a gay icon. @BetteMidler @IAmCait Just demonstrates, you can be as gay-friendly all you want, but to some, transphobia comes so uncomplicated. How exhausted and pathetic. Someone is defending Bette Midler’s significantly transphobic comment in the mentions of an individual I know by noting “she’s a gay icon!” #silentT Back in 1970 Bette started her career by doing in a gay bathhouse the place she acquired a following, and the nickname ‘Bathhouse Bette’. In 1998, she explained of her involvement with gay rights movement: ‘Despite the way things turned out [with the AIDS crisis], I’m nonetheless proud of those days. ‘I come to feel like I was at the forefront of the gay liberation movement, and I hope I did my component to support it move forward. So, I form of put on the label of “Bathhouse Betty” with pride.’
The actor is now superior identified for ridiculing her fellow celebs and targeted one more of the Kardashian clan earlier this yr. She previously tweeted about Kim’s nude selfie. creating: ‘If Kim wants us to see a element of her we’ve never ever viewed, she’s gonna have to swallow the camera.’
Metro.co.uk reached out to Caitlyn’s rep for comment.