Bette Midler got her start as a bawdy entertainer in a gay bathhouse, where she no doubt got a firsthand lesson in sass. She then went on to build a huge name for herself as a singer, actress and all-around badass.
So it’s no surprise that Justin Bieber experienced the backlash of the Divine Miss M when he feebly attempted to burn her in the media.
The whole thing started when Justin’s Bieber was photographed on the beach in Bora Bora. But of course you remember that.
After the photos leaked, the Bieb’s dad took to Twitter to offer some very odd commentary on the situation, writing:
That’s when Bette said what everyone else was just thinking:
Justin simultaneously defended Dad and lashed out at Bette (or, as he calls her, “Britt”) in a Billboard interview:
“This Britt Meddler,” Bieber mused to Billboard. “I don’t even know who that is, honestly. I wanted to immediately say ‘Who is this lady?’, but then I’m just fueling this negativity. I do feel the photo was an invasion of my privacy. I felt super violated. My dad made light of it, but I don’t think that’s sick and twisted. It was funny. Dads are going to be dads.”
Well Bette just couldn’t resist having a good laugh at Justin’s transparent (and hilarious) attempt at marginalizing her:
And just like that, @BrittMidler was born:
@BrittMeddler I peeeeeed!!!!
— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) November 6, 2015
— Britt Meddler (@BrittMeddler) November 5, 2015