Bette Midler‘s quick wit and sharp tongue have gotten her into a trouble with Caitlyn Jenner fans after Midler tweeted about the transgender icon.
“Now that @IAmCait has been cancelled, will she go back to being Bruce?” Midler wrote, referring to Jenner’s former life as Olympic gold medalist Bruce Jenner.
Midler then double-dipped, hitting a nerve about the reality star’s ex-wife Kris Jenner and the Kardashian empire. “Will Kris take him back? Do I smell a re-wedding?!” Midler asked.
Realizing the error of her ways, she quickly offered up an apology.
DEAR FRIENDS @HRC, WHOM I HAVE ALWAYS SUPPORTED. SORRY LAST TWEET OFFENDED. AN IDLE MUSING. I SEEM TO HAVE MISREAD THE TEMPER OF THE TIMES.
— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) August 21, 2016
Although Midler has since deleted the post, the floodgates were already open and the criticism poured in. Some accepted her apology; some did not.
— Cris Vanuzzi (@tina_tootsie) August 21, 2016
— Oh God, What Now? XX (@ShagMeFrida) August 21, 2016
— Caz (@caz_lives) August 21, 2016
This is not the first time that the actress-singer-producer has publicly voiced her opinion about Jenner. Midler, who has always been a champion of the LGBT community, questioned Jenner’s conservative Republican views.
“People, #CaitlynJenner says she is STILL voting GOP in 2016,” Midler tweeted last November. “Regardless of gender identity, I guess she identifies most as ‘uninformed.'”
The star of “First Wives Club” and “Beaches” has also clashed with other members of the Jenner family. She and Kim Kardashian got into a little bit of a Twitter tiff after Kanye West’s better half posted a nude selfie. Midler, of course, had a smart response, tweeting, “Kim Kardashian tweeted a nude selfie today. If Kim wants us to see a part of her we’ve never seen, she’s gonna have to swallow the camera.”