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Bette Midler's Xenophobic Tweets

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Bette Midler's Xenophobic Tweets#1
Posted: 8/30/20 at 12:25am

Given the passion over Randy Rainbow's tweets from years ago I'm surprised that no one has brought up Bette Midler's tweets about Melania Trump from just a few days ago:

"She can speak several words in a few languages. Get that illegal alien off the stage!"

"Oh, God. She still can't speak English."

All good?

 

 

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Bette Midler's Xenophobic Tweets#2
Posted: 8/30/20 at 12:29am

They're not good tweets. People are tired. Not everything has to be posted here.

But anyway, for convenience's sake, here's a link.

https://twitter.com/BetteMidler/status/1298452189141176321

"This thread reads like a series of White House memos." — Mister Matt
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Bette Midler's Xenophobic Tweets#3
Posted: 8/30/20 at 12:32am

When she says "get that illegal alien off the stage" she is using the rhetoric of the right to make an ironic point.

ETA: she later clarified her meaning, "Just giving them a taste of their own immigrant bashing medicine. I guess they’re not keen." Call it clumsy if you want, but I find it pretty obvious that Bette doesn't believe that we should deport immigrants or shame non-English speakers, she's pointing out (like many have before her) the hypocrisy of the president's stance on immigration.

https://twitter.com/bettemidler/status/1298621276106498050

Updated On: 8/30/20 at 12:32 AM
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Bette Midler's Xenophobic Tweets#4
Posted: 8/30/20 at 12:39am

It doesn't help. What does the method of being like the enemy hope to achieve, especially if it's not obvious that's what's happening?

https://twitter.com/BetteMidler/status/1298452189141176321/retweets/with_comments

When even people who like the Trumps and people who hate them object to her tweet, clearly intention has been lost.

"This thread reads like a series of White House memos." — Mister Matt
Updated On: 8/30/20 at 12:39 AM
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Bette Midler's Xenophobic Tweets#5
Posted: 8/30/20 at 12:44am

The subject line is misleading. The Tweets are not xenophobic, they are ironic. Now you can think they are not funny or effective, but no one in their right mind would think they are xenophobic. 

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Bette Midler's Xenophobic Tweets#6
Posted: 8/30/20 at 12:58am

Thank you Hogan. False headline and wrong board, get it together.