I am generally not a great fan of people telling actors that they should stay in their lane, but occasionally they really should stay in their lane. Bette Midler demonstrates a clear example of this.
It all started with a tweet by Dr. Jen Gunter
Why is Marianne
Williamson trending? She is a two bit, grifter whose books are an
atrocity. She apparently met Jesus at a party. Not an analogy, she says
she shook his hand. I read her books so you don’t have
— Jennifer Gunter (@DrJenGunter) December
Which caused Bette Midler to write the following
didn’t & you didn’t. You didn’t read
her books; you know nothing of what she stands for or speaks about. Go
collect your check from your alt-right bosses & find someone
else to smear. And BTW, I too met Jesus at a party, and shook his hand.
Prove I didn’t. https://t.co/LNK5Edc1dY
bettemidler (@BetteMidler) December
It is hard to surprise me these days, but I must admit I hadn’t considered Bette Midler attacking Dr. Jen Gunter as being alt-right as one of the missing ingredients of 2020. Bette Midler’s defense was much appreciated by Marianne Williamson
Thank you, Bette. The difference between you & those who are lying about me is that you were there, you knew what people were going through and you knew the part I played in the community. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for showing up for a sister. I appreciate it deeply.
— Marianne Williamson (@marwilliamson) December 20, 2020
Unsurprisingly, Dr. Jen Gunter actually knew what she was talking about.
Jennifer Gunter (@DrJenGunter) December
Bette Midler is probably not going to admit that she is wrong about Marianne Williamson, but hopefully this will be a lecture in humility, making her actually do a little research before tweeting, and especially before accusing someone like Dr. Jen Gunter as being alt-right.