Bette Midler has faced criticism after mocking US First Lady Melania Trump’s accent on social media.
The veteran actor made the remarks while Melania appeared on the second night of the Republican National Convention, delivering a speech from the White House’s Rose Garden.
After making several tweets regarding the US first lady Melania Trump’s accent, Bette Midler had to face the criticism and outrage of the general public at large on social media.
The first lady of the USA, Melania Trump, had appeared on the Republican National Convention to deliver an effective speech from the Rose Garden of the White House. The veteran actor had made comments on the first lady while she delivered the speech from the White House’s Rose Garden.
Midler tweeted mockingly, “Oh, God. She still is unable to speak English.” She said this while Melania Trump was delivering the speech.
Later, Bette Midler said, “#beBest is back! A UGE bore! She is capable of speaking a few words in not so many languages. Get off that illegitimate alien from the stage!”
Midler also made remarks such as, “You are one lucky Slovenian! And after all that surgery, you hit a kind of horrible jackpot, chained to [a] colossal idiot.”
The award-winning singer had made comments that were not taken well by the public. The comments were considered as xenophobic across the political spectrum, and many had also labeled the singer as racist.
There was an outrageous comment which read, “This is worse than the gross @BetteMidler and I am myself not a big fan of the first lady. You have turned into the person you think “one should not be.”
Another literate Twitter user had commented, “While I despise Trump, it is quite interesting to witness that some on the extreme left consider that xenophobia and racism are the perfect combinations when it is directed to the people you loathe or dislike.”
Among the people who had grilled the veteran actor was former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer. The star of Steven Spielberg’s “West Side Story” Rachel Ziegler commented, “There were 21% of people residing in the USA who spoke other languages than English at home.”
There is a 2010 report from the United States of America Census Bureau that states that “though the majority of population 5 years old and above in the United States of America speak the English language at home – that is 80% of the population — there is a huge (20%) population that speaks a different language than the English language at home.”
Rachel Zelger had said, “You do not have to admire and become a fan of the Melania Trump – I am not either. But the capability to speak the English Language is not a measurement of the intelligence, at all.”
In the wake of the public’s strict response to her comments about Melania Trump, Medler responded critically and defended her tweets one-by-one. She had recalled that she was not hurting the sentiments of people belonging to different cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
She claimed that she did not mock the immigrants or non-English speaking Americans. She welcomed everyone wholeheartedly. Her intent was only to render the Trump administration accountable for the immigration policies. Trump’s stances and actions on immigration have been previously widely condemned by most Americans as xenophobic, cruel, and racist.
During Trump’s presidency, authorities have committed xenophobic and racist actions by separating and detaining the greater number of migrant families at the border. During the pandemic, authorities have managed to expel the migrants — including a number of unaccompanied minors. There was not a single chance to seek asylum or have access to public safety, despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
Furthermore, Midler had clarified that she was giving them a taste of their own medicine. She was not grilling anybody else but Trump’s administration for their horrendous actions. After facing a huge backlash from the public, Midler understood that xenophobic and racist remarks are not the proper way to define your stance on any event — the opinion should be formed and delivered in a polite manner.