Bette Midler: If not for the gun, Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman would both be alive

This afternoon, singer/actress Bette Midler used the George Zimmerman trial as an opportunity to bash guns:

Many Twitter users, including several fans, didn’t agree.

It seems Bette is no better at logic than she is at climatology.

Editor’s note: We have edited the headline for clarity.

  • Pat Loudoun

    My God, she is stupid.

  • chewydog

    Because no one ever died fighting before there were guns…And fire can’t melt steel…So there.

  • The Penguin

    Well, there’s still that pesky issue of someone’s head being pounded in to the pavement.

    • GrindingMills

      As Mark O’Mara said, Trayvon was armed with the concrete. Dare I say, “assault concrete?”

      • objectivefactsmatter

        It was clearly assault concrete. There out to be a law against that stuff.

        • bluewaternavy

          Well damn it, we have to BAN Assault Concrete! 😉

          • bonnieblue2A

            Yep, rip up all those sidewalk and curbs right now so they cannot be used as weapons during any more ground fights.

            I did think the defense carrying out that slab of concrete and placing it before the jurors was a brilliant visual tool to offset the prosecution’s false illustration that Martin not being armed with a firearms was therefore was defenseless.

  • Agent_Zeero

    “They’d both be alive”??? Wait! Zimmerman is dead, too? Then who is on trial?

  • Ray

    Hi Bette, just because you are a wanna be Celeb doesn’t make you an authority on law and/or behavior.. you really need to re-think your statement..

  • TJ

    Mark Geragos said in coverage that he had represented a murder case with nothing but one cold cocked sucker punch to the victim and he died from it.

    • AZcommenter

      The Daily Mail (London) had a story just this past week about a couple of guys who got into an argument in a restaurant. One guy punched the other, and he fell over and died.

      It happens.

  • TDS

    Why don’t you ask Ricardo Portillo about what happens when you get punched by a 17-year old “child”?
    Oh, wait… That won’t work. He’s dead…
    So how about you ask James Foster what happens when you get punched and your head hits the sidewalk once?
    I think he’s finally at the point in his rehab where he can form full sentences now…

  • Bill Phillips

    Shut up and play somebody you aren’t in a movie! Leave the heavy thinking to others with more grey matter in their skulls!

  • TocksNedlog

    Hmm . . . it’s almost as if she’s admitting that Trayvon was going for Zimmerman’s gun.

  • CDUB

    Why is this twit even on Twitchy……….. And were is Nick Searcy!!!!!!!!!

    • Catchance

      He’s still on Twitter, replying to some snot-nosed moron.

      nick searcy ‏@yesnicksearcy51s
      So, like, what’s your real name, pathetic little threatening Internet sissy? Show how brave you are. @RedEyeTip @hughmongo2009

  • Michelle

    Go home Bette, you’re drunk.

  • Dee

    Bette, hunny, delete your twitter account soon please. You show your stupidity more and more with every new tweet.

  • tops116

    “We do know if there hadn’t been a gun, they’d both be alive to tell us.”

    Because fists don’t kill people. People kill people.

  • ObamaFail

    If Zimmerman hadn’t have had a gun, Martin would have beaten him to death and then the media wouldn’t have ever made the two men household names. Because a black guy beating someone to death isn’t something the media ever wants to report, because it doesn’t fit the agenda.

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  • CO2 Producer

    It’s official. She doesn’t only want assault weapons banned. She wants the Second Amendment declared null.

  • Conrad2010

    @BetteMidler Both alive? UR shitting me. Seeing as how GZ was getting his head bashed on concrete. That bullet saved his ass.

  • sardiverdave

    If not for the American Revolution, Dame Edna would have had more of Bette Midler’s role.

  • objectivefactsmatter

    Bette thinks it’s better to die by getting your head smashed in to the ground.

  • URGR82

    Didn’t Bette already condemn GZ in a different tweet and now she says “we will never know what happened” …careless words that proliferate violence.

  • bluewaternavy

    Not surprising that a liberal would come up with such nonsense.

  • froggy19510

    Bette Midler: If not for the gun, Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman would both be alive.
    Well Bette, because of the gun one of them is.

  • froggy19510

    Bette Midler: If not for the gun, Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman would both be alive.
    Well Bette, because of the gun one of them is.

  • Greg Cooper Sr.

    I used to love her. not anymore. another libetard. but because she was famous we should listen to her.

  • Diane Stephan

    I’m really getting tired of posting the quote by the great James Caan about this woman. “Bette’s very stupid. She destroyed herself. She’s not a bad person,
    she’s just extremely stupid. She’s not a bright person. I like her. But I
    like my dog, too.”

    • bonnieblue2A

      My dog is more intelligent than Bette Midler.

      • VotingForZombieReagan2016

        So is mine – and believe me – my dog is a dumb ass.

  • Conservaguy

    She’s a dipshit. If not for the gun, Martin would still be slamming Zimmerman’s head into the sidewalk. The older she gets the goofier she becomes.

    • Worship Dancer

      martin would probably be tweeting pic of that “creepy ass cracka” he done “fixed”

  • justus1

    she’s from hollywood. don’t expect a cognizant question or answer. what we do know in that someone got their nose busted and their head banged on cement or rocks. by the way, Bette, that does hurt quit a bit. maybe if someone broke your nose with their fist and was laying on top of you and punching your face, you could let us know how innocent they are, or would you defend yourself by, say, hitting them with something to hurt them or gravely injure them. you, and the rest of the Hollywood film people, need to start getting involved in what’s going on around the country in cities like Chicago, Philadelphia, New York, Los Angeles and others. young black men are being killed everyday by other young black men and you people completely ignore it. why is that? try and be a little more responsible will you.

  • Cordstreet

    Wow Bette you weren’t kidding when you sang “I Don’t Know Much”.

  • Xavier

    Either could have killed each other without a gun. Without one confronting the other, the two would not have been in a situation where one could kill the other, the gun is just a tool, something on hand at the moment. Now, if Zimmerman had a nonlethal taser, the outcome would have been different as the same situation would have resulted in one person being incapacitated.

  • Reasonable_Insanity

    Anyone else here tired of listening to liberal stupidity?

    • Calcat36

      It’s gotta be documented though for the sake of history. I mean hypocrisy.

  • Markward

    Bette needs to look up the words: Blunt Force Trauma

    • VotingForZombieReagan2016

      Bette can’t spell ‘blunt’ or ‘force’ or ‘trauma’.

  • silverzone

    Yep you write, no guns, no sidewalk, no concrete, no cars, no air, pretty much everything and everyone. Another washed up celeb on no buy, no watch list. And they still wonder why their movie or anything they do bomb. Is there a managers for this idiots, who said “shut your mouth, or you not getting pay”?

  • MrApple

    If only Zimmerman’s mother and Martin’s mother had had abortions then none of this would have happened.

    • VotingForZombieReagan2016

      #StandwithWendy!! LOL

  • Sharon1225

    You make quite an assumption. Head injuries are very serious. You assume that Martin would have stopped before killing Zimmerman.

  • Chris

    the more celebs that sound off about the Zimmerman case the more they show how stupid they are.

  • Black Truffaut

    this the most clown ass website of all time

  • Jay Stevens

    More like a downdraft sucking you into the concrete.