In response to criticism following an earlier tweet that some saw as anti-trans, Bette Midler stated, “There was no intention of anything discriminatory or transphobic in what I said.

Bette Midler is apologizing for her feminist post that some followers perceived as transphobic.

The renowned actress, 76, first incited outrage with her tweet from Monday, which read: “THE WORLD’S WOMEN! Our rights over our bodies, our lives, and even our names are being taken away! We are no longer referred to as “women” but rather as “people who give birth,” “people who menstruate,” or even “people with vaginas”! Never allow them to remove you! The entire human race owes you!”

Bette Midler Clarifies Controversial Tweet, Denies It was Transphobic
Midler’s tweet was seen as an anti-trans remark by some fans, who thought it was intended to be critical of the US Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and the accompanying state abortion laws.

Bette Midler clarified the situation in a series of tweets on Tuesday and stated that her initial statement was not intended to be interpreted as “transphobic.”

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Referring to author Pamela Paul’s statement in The Far Right and Far Left Agree on One Thing: Women Don’t Count, which was published in The New York Times, “PEOPLE OF THE WORLD! the word ‘women’ has become forbidden,” the Hocus Pocus actress tweeted. In reaction to this intriguing and well-written article from the New York Times on July 3, I tweeted about women.”

“I didn’t mean to say anything discriminatory or transphobic; that wasn’t the point,” she continued.

She continued by saying her tweet “centered on the same old s—- that women, ALL WOMEN, have endured since the days of the cavemen. Even then, men were given priority.

“Since I can remember, I’ve advocated on behalf of underrepresented groups. However, if you want to disregard my 60 years of exhibited love and care due to a tweet that unintentionally infuriated the same people I have always admired and supported, then go ahead “Midler composed.

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She continued with the following tweet: “However, the reality is that democracy is eluding us. I will stop at nothing to safeguard democracy for EVERYONE. If you haven’t been paying attention, we must come together because if we are separated, we will undoubtedly fail.”

Following the Roe v. Wade decision, which ended the constitutional right to an abortion and stoked the ongoing discussion about women’s rights, Midler made her comment.

The 6-to-3 decision overturns over 50 years of precedent and, by granting individual states the authority to determine whether to permit the surgery, will fundamentally alter the landscape of women’s reproductive rights. In the upcoming months, it is predicted that close to half of the nation would enact near-total restrictions.