August 22, 2016


Bette Midler Apologizes for Transphobic Caitlyn Jenner Tweet

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Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic

Bette Midler deleted an insensitive tweet about Caitlyn Jenner this weekend and is now apologizing for the transphobia.

The singer-actress had tweeted, "Now that @IAmCait has been cancelled, will she go back to being Bruce?” and, using the incorrect pronoun, “Will Kris take him back? Do I smell a re-wedding?!”

All this insinuates that transgender people transition for publicity, but instead, it's a very real part of people's lives. Midler noticed that she had struck a negative chord after tweeting, and on Sunday, she took back her words.

This isn't the first time Midler has tweeted about Caitlyn Jenner. Last November, she questioned her political preferences.