Actress Bette Midler, who is far from being known for her intelligence, tweeted out a racist remark which suggested some black people, who were attending a Trump rally, were being paid to be there. She topped of her remark using the racial slur “blackground.”
“Look, there are African American men in this shot! How much did he pay them to be ‘blackground?’” Midler tweeted in a caption accompanying the image of the Trump rally.
Look, there are African American men in this shot! How much did he pay them to be “blackground”? pic.twitter.com/pTkoHTIpQl— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) July 24, 2019
Midler’s tweet set off a barrage of criticism from twitter users who called her out for her blatant racism.
wow this is a disgusting comment on so many levels? “blackground?” Really? You are really sick, Bette.— derek schwartz (@derek_mafs) July 24, 2019
Political commentator Dave Rubin lectured Midler about how black people may have their own opinions and don’t necessarily prescribe to “group think.”
“Hi Bette. Maybe you’re not aware but some black people think differently than Progressive dogma wants them to think. Black people are individuals like you or me, with a varied set of opinions. Happy to discuss sometime. Loved you in First Wives Club…” Rubin tweeted.
Hi Bette. Maybe you’re not aware but some black people think differently than Progressive dogma wants them to think. Black people are individuals like you or me, with a varied set of opinions. Happy to discuss sometime. Loved you in First Wives Club… https://t.co/rTFx939ckz— Dave Rubin (@RubinReport) July 24, 2019
More from other Twitter users:
Hi Bette…it’s me again, here to answer your silly question. He paid them the same amount that he paid these supporters. New jobs, larger retirement accounts, lower unemployment. You know, those things. pic.twitter.com/1KfeW42dS8— Vintageport (@vintageport014) July 24, 2019
Yes.. These are black people and there are many many more of us that will stand behind and with our president for the payment of being free to have a voice and our own opinion. We aren’t Driving Ms. Daisy … OR Ms. Midler. Racist!— June Long (@MrsJuneLong) July 24, 2019
Thanks for reminding everyone that disgusting racism is still alive and well in America…. especially in Hollywood.— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) July 24, 2019
If anyone is racist, it is the liberal establishment & Democrat party, which racially identifies, defines by race, and racially stereotypes, anyone who is not submissive to their ideology of abusive, social and financial, long-term, dependency— Allen Sutton (@StewardshipAmer) July 24, 2019
It’s amazing that there are so many white elite Hollywood celebrities who pick and choose when they speak respectfully about black people and when they don’t. The liberal media turns a blind eye to racist comments coming from a white leftist celebrity, while they would eviscerate a white conservative politician or celebrity for saying the same.