BETTE MIDLER SAYS SHE WASN'T BEING 'TRANSPHOBIC', EXPLAINS CONTROVERSIAL TWEET AFTER BACKLASH

7 JULY, 2022

By Monu Jha

Bette Midler is addressing one of her tweets about women's rights that many deemed as "transphobic.

social media users accused her of being anti-trans, claiming her words were "exclusionary" against the transgender community.

In the wake of the criticism, Midler took to Twitter on Tuesday to clarify her comments.

Women Don't Count," and said she had "no intention" being exclusionary or transphobic.

here was no intention of anything exclusionary or transphobic in what I said;  it wasn't about that.

if you want to dismiss my 60 years of proven love and concern over a tweet that accidentally angered the very people I have always supported and adored, so be it.

The "Beaches" star ended her thread by pointing out that she's ultimately in support of saving democracy "for ALL PEOPLE.

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