The 72-year-old singer and actress Bette Midler took to Twitter on Thursday with an offensive tweet against US First Lady Melania Trump. The Grammy winning singer received backlash on social media after sharing an old modelling photo of the former model which she did for British GQ back in 2000. But it was not what she captioned the picture that angered netizens but the hashtag she used. While some found it disgraceful, there were some who supported Midler’s comment. U.S. First Lady Melania Trump: I'm the Most Bullied Person in World.
The photo shared by Midler has the former Slovenia-born model posing in an airplane cockpit, shows Melania Trump partially naked with a see-through chain metal and plastic bikini covering her nipples, as reported by I. Bette Midler captioned the photo by writing: “The dry cleaning bill for the upholstery on Air Force One must be insane. She used the hashtag ‘#Flotits’. Twitterati Compare Melania Trump to Movie Characters for Her Outfit During Egypt Tour and the Results Are Hilarious!
Bette Midler’s Tweet Against Melania Trump
— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) November 14, 2018
Twitterati Slammed Bette Midler for Her Controversial Statement
What is wrong with you that you find it acceptable to bully someone for absolutely no reason? What has she done to warrant your wrath? You have a dark soul. Sorry for your daughter who must have to endure your penchant for knocking down women. Nice message....
— cad1025 (@cheryld1025) November 16, 2018
So juvenile @BetteMidler , and so disappointing. She was earning a living, like a lot women, and men, do. Not to mention, that your comment was foul and disgusting.
— 🦘🇦🇺vegemite kid🇦🇺🦘 (@goldcoastdebb) November 17, 2018
What a crass and inelegant remark. Perhaps upbringing is harder to overcome than previously thought. Money hasnt bought you class, Betty
— Lisa Shive (@momisme3) November 15, 2018
I love you and loathe that whole family but no. Just no. Pick apart her dangerous actions, not her body/use thereof.
Women deserve better than this.
— Mombi (@MaynanMombi) November 15, 2018
This is not the first time Midler has criticised Trump on Twitter. Earlier Midler had made a controversial tweet when she called women ‘the N-word of the World’ for which she apologised later. Neither Trump or Midler has made any further comment.