The story behind Bette Midler, Caitlyn Jenner, and the wrong Tweet.
Bette Midler is one of those actress/ singer/ comedian amazing celebrities, who never gets caught up in scandals. There are not many who are as high profile as Beth Midler and who have avoided the scandal spotlight in Hollywood. Well until this week she had. However, that all changed with one tweet. Apparently in a tweet, when referring to Caitlyn Jenner, Bette said “him” instead of her. But it was also the tone of the tweet was not in her normal tone. This immediately started a backlash and accusations that she was being Transphobic.
Bette was quick to do a U-turn on the comment and quickly issued an apology for what was apparently a moment’s lapse. Perhaps in a moment of misguided or misjudged comedy, Bette Midler tweeted her light-hearted thoughts. It may have been wise to analyse their full impact on the person they were aimed at. Bette has been a lifelong icon in the LGBTQ Community. So it’s doubtful she would intentionally try to hurt someone. The Tweet read:
“Now that @Iamcait has been cancelled, will she go back to being Bruce? Will Kris take him back? Do I smell a re-wedding?!”
It is fully understandable why such a message would be deemed offensive. But we have to let Bette’s past speak for her character. Take into account all the years she has been in the entertainment business. She has been nothing but supportive of the rights of oppressed people in the gay and transgender community. To the LGBTQ community, she has always been an idol and held in high esteem which she is all too aware off. It is unknown yet if there has been a response from Caitlyn, but I sincerely hope there has no offense been caused.
Master Psychic Vincent’s Verdict.
What do the cards say about Bette Midler? The Five of Cups say that hurt has been caused. But it should be known that it was unintended. This is because there is a lot of affection behind the deed and not malice or intent. It’s very hard to undo something that has been said, because a word once spoken is gone and not coming back. The Page of Wands show that this will be mended, apologies will be accepted and a bridge will be built. Caitlyn Jenner is no fool, and will understand the nature behind the statement. The Hermit card, shows that it most likely hurt Bette as much as it hurt Caitlyn. We all know what it is like to have pressed the send button only to regret what was said or how it was said. Let’s just hope everyone can build a bridge over the troubles and move on.
As the 7th Son of a 7th Son, Vincent was born a Psychic, Clairvoyant and Healer according to Irish folklore. For decades, Vincent has used his gifts to help people from all walks of life find clarity, direction and purpose. Now he can help guide you.