Bette Midler took to Twitter to appeal to the Beyhive to cape up and help deliver a win in next year’s presidential election, “#Beyoncé has 133 million Instagram followers. More than double the people who voted for Trump. Wouldn’t it be amazing if the #BeyHive mobilized to defeat him? I also wouldn’t mind if a regular bee hive fucked his shit up.”
#Beyoncé has 133 million Instagram followers. More than double the people who voted for Trump. Wouldn’t it be amazing if the #BeyHive mobilized to defeat him? I also wouldn’t mind if a regular bee hive fucked his shit up.
— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) September 19, 2019
Black Twitter quickly took the opportunity to remind Midler that White women jumped out the window to vote for Trump during the last election. And respectably (jk) asked her to go beg Taylor Swift and Katie Perry fans for their votes.
Thank you!! We did our part yall clean up our own damn mess #IamNOTyourMAMIE
— MiaX3 (@Bitch_Peas_) September 20, 2019
Wouldn’t it be amazing if YOU and y’all’s #WhiteGirlHive mobilized them trifling WHITE WOMEN that voted for that asshole instead of asking Black women to swoop in save y’all from yourselves? Thanks. pic.twitter.com/TtsuodXFij
— Kellee Terrell (@kelleent) September 20, 2019
Hi, white liberals need to stop pressuring black people into saving us. Black women are already very invested in the party-even though the party has often abandoned them. It's on white people to work on other white people. You could have addressed this message to Taylor Swift
— Mangy Jay (@magi_jay) September 20, 2019
Here is a list of White Female Pop stars with a huge following on Twitter, that you should tell to get out and mobilize other White people to vote, against Trump. Talk to these White Women. Beyoncé is doing her job! pic.twitter.com/rYRDCUi3wg
— Not Just Here For The Comments (@NotJustHereFor1) September 20, 2019
She did this in 2016 and campaigned for Hilary. White women still overwhelmingly voted for Trump https://t.co/Ts76bF1nEl
— Ashley K. (@AshleyKSmalls) September 19, 2019
Nah we’re good he has a 3% approval rating among black women. We voted overwhelmingly for HRC. This ain’t on us, it’s on y’all. We aren’t carrying this while trying to keep our kids alive ma’am. Talk to your friends
— Tanya ✨🏳️🌈 (@TEE1031) September 20, 2019
— Veronica Wade ♋ (@VeeWade) September 20, 2019
You should probably talk to the 53% of white women who voted for Trump instead of expecting black women to carry this water.
— roxane gay (@rgay) September 20, 2019
It would be black women to the rescue again 😑 But what has America done for Black women beside use them to gains rights for other people?
— Michelle Lovelace (@bbsqrl87) September 19, 2019
Imagine if the 53% of white women that voted for him last time didnt do that this time.
— meg fenway (@megfenway) September 20, 2019
White Twitter also piled on:
How about us Karens mobilize OUR half, ie, the ones who actually voted this disaster into office? #StopAskingBlackWomenToCleanUpOurMesses
— Dr. Karen Kelsky (@ProfessorIsIn) September 20, 2019
Respectfully, Ms. M, women who look like Beyoncé did not elect Trump. Women who look like *us* did. We need to get our white ladies in line before we ask women of color to mobilize yet again to save our asses in a system where they are not nor have ever been treated equally.
— ashlie atkinson (@ashlieatkinson) September 20, 2019
Bette, I love you, but the only thing we need to say to the Beyhive as voters is thank you for your service and then we need to try not to let them down so badly in 2020 as we did in 2016.
— Alexandra Erin (@AlexandraErin) September 20, 2019
This isn’t the first time Medler’s stepped in it. Her tweet was most likely an innocent cry to the most popular pop artist in the world. But her past transgressions didn’t help.
I still remember you tweeting about women being the Niggers of the world so this tweet is simply an extension of that. Black women are not beholden to your whims of them fixing the world. Use your followers to make a difference and leave Beyoncé and the Beyhive alone.
— Kelechi (@kelechnekoff) September 20, 2019
Though it makes the internet roasting that much sweeter, 53% of White women did not vote for Donald Trump in 2016. While the majority of White women did vote for Trump, according to Pew Research’s exit poll 47% of White women voted for Trump, and 45% voted for Hillary Clinton during the 2016 election. Meanwhile, 98% of Black women voted for Hillary Clinton.