Bette Midler once said: “I bear no grudges. I have a mind that retains nothing.” She apparently has no memory for a certain demographic that had a lot do to with her success. BM once told Larry King she thought gays were too promiscuous to get married; asked about the question of gay rights more recently on CNN’s Showbiz Tonight, she hemmed and hawed and said she believes we should have our rights, sort of.
Hey, BM! Have you talked this one over with your Big Business co-star Lilly Tomlin? We’re really thrilled for you that you’ve found happiness with Martin von Haselberg, aka Harry Kipper. But with your refusal to come out squarely in favor of our rights, the wind beneath your wings smells like it could use a quality roll-on product.
Look, we understand you got your start performing in a gay bathhouse, accompanied by Barry Manilow. Oh, look at that, two BMs for the price of one! Really, Bette, your attitude towards us is just plain shitty, and thankless.