After terrorists sent at least 20 people to the hospital Saturday night after attacking pedestrians on London Bridge with a van and stabbing diners nearby, plenty of people were playing “gotcha” on social media, calling out those who jumped to conclusions about the ideology of the attackers.
Did Bette Midler pass the test or not? She didn’t specifically exclude Islamic extremists from her tweet, but rather declared all men and religions worthless.
More sorrow and grief at the hands of madmen in London. Men and religion are worthless.
— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) June 3, 2017
And meanwhile we'll resort to cheap shot misandry to promote our virtue, shall we?
— MonsterDome (@Monster_Dome) June 3, 2017
Liberals hate when people generalize large groups of people. https://t.co/zq02Ujbywg
— Carl Gustav (@CaptYonah) June 4, 2017
Yeah, but who’s going to criticize Bette Midler for calling out men? They’re just the worst, as has been proved time and time again every time they try to take away women’s access to health care and pay them less money for the same work.
But religion? Americans — and their elected leaders — have gone out of their way in recent years to play up the contributions of all beliefs to the country that America is today. Maybe Midler meant it’s worthless when you put men and religion together … yeah, that must be it.
Yea, just random madmen with a mystery motivation. Do everyone a favor and shut the f*** up.
— The Mental Recession (@rustyweiss74) June 4, 2017
Is there any room left in the "why Trump won" file for this doozy? pic.twitter.com/8MQ6OjnkKY
— Doug Powers (@ThePowersThatBe) June 4, 2017
Bette still can't bring herself to say Muslim terrorist. She says "madmen" and "men & religion are worthless" what the hell ever that means
— Ron Masure (@masure_ron) June 3, 2017
You are disgusting. As has become the entire "progressive" liberal movement. It is devolving into racist, sexist, misanthropes.
— CROSSPATCHe (@VictorB123) June 4, 2017
What have the bad white Christian men done this time, honey?
— साँच (@0qubit1) June 3, 2017
No it's the " Old bad white Christian men" lol.
— paul paul (@paulyy_888) June 3, 2017
The women were unavailable to help, they were arranging "scraping procedures" for their daughters. Ask, Linda Sarsour.
— Sandy (@RightGlockMom) June 3, 2017
That's rather harsh. I'm a loving, caring man with faith in a peace seeking God. These people are lost in hatred.
— Fred Waters (@fredh20s) June 3, 2017
I don't "think" I deserved that. I'm a man and I too have sorrow for the victims. How about "hateful" people are worthless. Just saying.
— j.l.h (@chevy86vette) June 3, 2017
Thanks for “mansplaining” the situation to Ms. Midler — it’s like you men have an opinion on everything.
Exclude my husband and grandsons thank you very much. Sorry the men in your life suck.
— catie lord (@tudsgrl) June 4, 2017
So you hate men and religious people including Jews I suppose. Good to know. I will avoid your work from now on.
— TheRealMikeJones (@MikeMegisis) June 3, 2017
What about the policeMEN that ran to the rescue? Many more of them.
— Tonya Vlasik (@lawgirl) June 3, 2017
She’ll probably have to think that one over a bit; news reports suggest some of them were armed with guns, which is problematic.
So you ever think to yourself "Bette, you're an idiot"? If not…you should start
— Hammy ✈ (@e2pilot) June 4, 2017
At least it's not as big a threat as climate change, amirite?
— JWF (@JammieWF) June 4, 2017
Good point. How hot was it in London today?
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Enjoying the mild weather? Bette Midler says you have men to thank for that (and for crucifying the planet) https://t.co/XIUA9qMrip
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) February 23, 2017