‘Bigoted Idiot, Bette’: Midler Apologizes For Calling West Virginians ‘Poor, Illiterate And Strung Out’

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Bette Midler issued an apology to West Virginians on Monday not long after issuing a tweet in which she described the state as “poor, illiterate and strung out.”

“What #JoeManchin, who represents a population smaller than Brooklyn, has done to the rest of America, who wants to move forward, not backward, like his state, is horrible. He sold us out. He wants us all to be just like his state, West Virginia. Poor, illiterate and strung out,” Midler tweeted.

Less than an hour later, the celebrity actress and singer issued an apology to West Virginians.

“I apologize to the good people of WVA for my last outburst. I’m just seeing red; #JoeManchin and his whole family are a criminal enterprise. Is he really the best WV has to offer its own citizens? Surely there’s someone there who has the state’s interests at heart, not his own!” Midler wrote.

During an interview on “Fox News Sunday,” Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia said that he will not vote in favor of the massive spending proposal that the Biden administration and other Democrats want to pass.

She did apologize to the people of West Virginia, saying she was “seeing red,” which a lot of people are promising she’ll be doing in 2022.

People didn’t take kindly to Midler’s tweet:

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