Bette Midler came under fire Wednesday after she suggested President Donald Trump paid “African American men” to be “blackground” at his rallies.
“Look, there are African American men in this shot,” the 73-year-old singer and actress tweeted to her millions of followers, along with a snapshot showing a recent rally of the president’s with a large number of black Trump supporters in the audience. (RELATED: Celebrities Freak Out Over Trump’s Immigration Restriction)
“How much did he pay them to be ‘blackground,'” she added. (RELATED: Rosie O’Donnell, Celebs Continue to Slam Trump Following Executive Order To Keep Families Together On Border)
Look, there are African American men in this shot! How much did he pay them to be “blackground”? pic.twitter.com/pTkoHTIpQl
— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) July 24, 2019
Shortly after the post surfaced, the “Wind Beneath My Wings” singer was blasted on social media being called a racist and more for the comments.
Well this seems pretty racist. https://t.co/EtyZh7HGMV
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) July 24, 2019
wow this is a disgusting comment on so many levels? “blackground?” Really? You are really sick, Bette.
— derek schwartz (@derek_mafs) July 24, 2019
It’s amazing how many liberals feel free mocking gay people, minorities and women when it’s politically expedient https://t.co/QbEUlBl4e7
— Chris Barron (@ChrisRBarron) July 24, 2019
— Deneen Borelli (@deneenborelli) July 24, 2019
— Cam Edwards (@CamEdwards) July 24, 2019
Thanks for reminding everyone that disgusting racism is still alive and well in America…. especially in Hollywood.
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) July 24, 2019
That’s a very racist thing to say.
— Mark Dice (@MarkDice) July 24, 2019
“There once was a girl from Slovenia,” the poem read, referencing FLOTUS. The “Hocus Pocus” star then wrote that Melania avoids all romance situations with her husband, who “plays with his own schizophrenia.”